News Release, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Waldorf, MD – It was announced Tuesday morning that former Blue Crabs reliever, Kevin Munson has signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners.
Munson is the third 2019 Blue Crabs player to be signed by an MLB organization this offseason, joining James Dykstra (Toronto Blue Jays), and Charlie Valerio (San Diego Padres). Munson, who turned 31 last week will return to the affiliated ball for the first time since 2016.
The right-hander was a Mid-Season All-Star in 2019, and a member of a Blue Crabs bullpen that posted the best ERA in the Atlantic League in the second half of the season. The former fourth-round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks spends his offseason giving baseball lessons under the name “Munnyball Baseball”, and reported to the Mariners facilities on Tuesday morning.
“2019 in Southern Maryland was a great place to continue my career. The booster club, fans, and organization did a great job of making it feel like home for my wife and me. The seafood, golf, and gym sessions with Joe Walsh will be missed! Thank you #CrustaceanNation!”, said Munson.