South Jersey Baseball:
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
By Don Delaney
Camden Riversharks General Manager John Brandt announced today that starter Bryan Ward’s contract was purchased by the Seattle Mariners organization. Ward, who spent just 12 days with the Riversharks, will report to Seattle’s Triple-A affiliated in Tacoma, Wash.
Ward joined the Riversharks on July 16 after spending the beginning of the year in the Mexican League. While playing for Monclova, Ward finished 7-7 overall and his 2.83 ERA was fifth best in the League. He also struck out 68 batters in 108 innings of work.
Ward made just two starts during his two weeks with the Riversharks as he earned one victory and posted a 3.46 ERA. He struck out 10 batters on July 26 against the Pennsylvania Road Warriors as he went eight innings to earn the victory.
“It is great to see Bryan get a chance to get back into affiliated baseball,” Brandt said. “With the trade deadline and September call ups right around the corner, we will be watching to see if Bryan can become the first Camden player to return to the Big Leagues.”