TBONES

The Kansas City T-Bones announced they have signed rookie Alex Marquez to a contract for the 2015 season.

Marquez, 22 (12-10-92), is a 5-foot-11 and 190-pound catcher from Maunabo, Puerto Rico.

He played in 13 games in 2014 with Auburn, the Washington Nationals’ low-A club, and batted .154 with four hits and scored two runs. Marquez is a career .173 hitter with 48 hits, 48 walks, and 23 RBIs.

Defensively, Marquez has a .986 fielding percentage, catching in 104 games. He has thrown out 42 runners for a 24 percent caught stealing percentage.

“Alex is a solid defender who will compete for a spot in spring training,” said T-Bones manager John Massarelli.

Marquez has spent the majority of his professional career in the Kansas City Royals’ organization.

The Royals selected Marquez in the 29th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft at the age of 17 out of Alfonso Casta Martinez High School. In four minor-league seasons with the Royals, Marquez reached single-A Lexington in 2013.

The T-Bones open the 2015 regular season at home on May 22 against Lincoln.
- Story from T-Bones

0

T-Bones
The T-Bones are in need of host families for players for the 2015 season. Families should live in either Wyandotte or Johnson County.

Host families provide room and board for T-Bones players throughout each baseball season, from late April through early September, according to a T-Bones spokesman. Families are expected to offer each player his own living space, meals and a comfortable environment for the duration of his stay.

For more information or to request a host family application, email Crystal (McQuain) Collins at cmcquain@tbonesbaseball.com.

0

The Kansas City T-Bones announced they have signed outfielder C.J. Henry a former guard for the University of Kansas basketball team, to a contract for the 2015 season.

Henry, 28 (05-11-86), a native of Oklahoma City, Okla., is 6-foot-3 and 225-pound outfielder who spent 2013 with Evansville of the Frontier League.

He hit .332 with 71 hits, 29 RBIs and 38 runs in 57 games. He missed the 2014 season because of an injury, but played this offseason in the California Winter League, which finished its season last Sunday.

“We expect C.J. to come in and compete for a regular-season roster spot,” said T-Bones manager John Massarelli. “He is a hitter who can get on base, as he proved in Evansville. Defensively, he’s an athletic outfielder who has versatility to play in the infield, also.”

The New York Yankees selected Henry in the first round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Putnam City High School. He spent four seasons in the New York and Philadelphia minor-league systems, reaching high-A with the Yankees in 2008.

Henry is best known in the Kansas City area as a former guard for the University of Kansas basketball team, and older brother of Xavier Henry.

After starting his collegiate basketball career at the University of Memphis, C.J. Henry transferred to Kansas for the 2009 season, where he averaged 3.1 points per game in a limited role. He then finished his basketball career at Southern Nazarene, an NAIA school in Oklahoma, in 2011.

The T-Bones open the 2015 regular season at home on May 22 against Lincoln.


– Story from Matt Fulks, T-Bones senior director of broadcasting and media relations

STAY CONNECTED