Otters send Sawyer to Atlantic League's Barnstormers
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The Evansville Otters have sent reliever and right-handed pitcher Logan Sawyer to the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League for a player to be named later.
The trade allows Sawyer to face experienced batters for another couple weeks in the 2021 baseball season. Sawyer also makes a return to the Lancaster Barnstormers, where he pitched in 2019.
In the 2021 season with the Otters, Sawyer was 3-5 with a 2.97 ERA in 39 appearances and 36.1 innings pitched.
He recorded 48 strikeouts and walked only six.
The Otters' closer recorded a Frontier League-leading 25 saves, which also tied the Otters' single-season record.
Edgar Lopez previously collected 25 saves for the Otters in 2015.
From Knoxville, Tenn., Sawyer came to the Otters with three seasons of affiliated baseball experience and four overall in professional baseball.
Sawyer was drafted in the 29th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Colorado Rockies out of Lincoln Memorial University. Sawyer played for the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Northwest League, Asheville Tourists of the South Atlantic League, Boise Hawks of the Northwest League, the Modesto Nuts of the Calfornia League, and the Grand Junction Rockies of the Pioneer League in his time with the Rockies organization.
In three seasons with the Rockies organization, Sawyer totaled a 13-9 record with a 4.87 ERA and 125 strikeouts. He pitched a total of 190.1 innings in 60 appearances and 20 starts.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.
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