First roster moves made
The Washington Wild Things made their first offseason roster moves Thursday, releasing four players and signing two rookies.
Washington released pitcher Eric Blackwell (3-4, 7.92 ERA in 19 games), shortstop Michael Mooney (.226) and outfielders Robbie Garvey (.216, 18 stolen bases) and Jeriel Waller (.237). Mooney and Waller suffered season-ending injuries and Garvey left the team in mid-August and was placed on the suspended list.
The Wild Things signed outfielder Stewart Ijames (pictured) and catcher David Fanshawe.
Ijames, from Owensboro, Ky., was a second team All-Big East selection last spring at Louisville and finished his career second on the Cardinals’ all-time hits list (212). Ijames also ranked in the top-6 all-time in hits (256) and home runs (45). As a senior, Ijames batted .259 with 12 home runs.
Fanshawe, from Miami, finished his collegiate career in 2011 with Cumberland (Tenn.) and was signed by Schaumburg of the Frontier League last winter but was released in early May.