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October 27, 2003


Signed pitchers ERIC SABEL and BILLY SYLVESTER to minor-league contracts.

Sabel and Sylvester will be organizational filler with chances to become the next Brian Shouse or Ron Mahay. 29-year-old Eric Sabel has pitched in relief for Arizona and Detroit. He has a 5.10 ERA in 60 career innings. Sabel pitched exclusively for AAA Tucson in 2003. Sylvester is a 27-year-old relief pitcher who has never appeared in an ML game. He has a career minor-league ERA of 3.49 and 440 strikeouts in 420 innings but also has 236 career walks. Sylvester has spent his entire career in the Atlanta organization after joining them as an undrafted free agent.

Posted by Lucas at October 27, 2003 08:40 PM