The Kansas City T-Bones have signed two right-handed pitchers, Corey Walter and Marc Magliaro, for the 2019 season.
That move comes in addition to some other recent changes. The T-Bones also recently signed right-handed pitcher Jesus Balaguer and outfielder Forrestt Allday for the 2019 season.
Walter joined the T-Bones from the Oakland Athletics organization, where he was the 28th round pick in the 2014 June draft. Walter spent most of last season at AA Midland in the Texas League, going 4-6 with a 6.21 ERA in 75.1 innings and adding 39 strike outs for the RockHounds. He appeared in 26 games and made nine starts at AA. Walter was sent to the rookie level Arizona League in June for a rehab stint for the Athletics. He tossed four innings, giving up two earned runs in those four innings.
Walter was drafted out of West Virginia University and has been a part of two Texas League Championship Clubs with Midland in 2016 and 2017. The 6-3 right-hander comes from Wheeling, West Virginia, where he starred at Wheeling Park High School. Walter was a four-year player for the Mountaineers where he went 14-20 in 265.2 innings with a 4.46 ERA in 58 games with 31 starts.
As a professional, Walter has a career 3.50 ERA in 378.2 minor league innings with 246 strike outs.
Right-hander Marc Magliaro arrives in Kansas City, Kansas, with a five-year resume of pro baseball experience, all with the Colorado Rockies organization. Magliaro, a career reliever, has 149 appearances in the minor leagues with a 4.81 ERA in 200.1 innings.
In 2018 Magliaro pitched in 36 games for AA Hartford in the Eastern League. He posted a 3-4 record with a 4.44 ERA in 48.2 innings with 51 strike outs. He gave up 24 earned runs on 49 hits at AA last season. Magliaro spent the entire 2017 season at high A Lancaster in the California League. He worked in 61.2 innings over 41 games out of the pen with a 5.11 ERA. Magliaro struck out 53 while surrendering 73 hits and allowing 35 earned runs.
Magliaro was a non-drafted free agent signee out of Rowan University (New Jersey) in 2013, but he did not pitch until his senior season. Magliaro made a name for himself in college as a shortstop. He was a four-year starter at short with a .328 career batting average in 164 games and was team captain his senior year. Magliaro, 29, played high school ball in Monroe, New Jersey.
Jesus Balaguer comes to Kansas City, Kansas, after a short stint with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. Arizona purchased the contract of the Cuban native after a strong second half of the season with the Washington Wild Things in the Frontier League.
In 10 regular season games, Balaguer fanned 34 batters in 18 innings of work while scattering 12 hits and seven runs with 11 walks. Washington qualified for the Frontier League playoffs and made it all the way to the league championship series, eventually falling short to Sussex County.
In the post season, Balaguer pitched in seven games, including in all five of the Frontier League Championship Series games. Balaguer tossed 7.2 playoff innings of scoreless relief, giving up only two hits and striking out 13. Balaguer joined Washington on Aug. 7, 2018, after parts of two seasons with the Houston Astros organization. In three seasons as a professional in Cuba, Balaguer went 6-3 with a 3.36 ERA in 68.2 innings, punching out 49 batters, all in relief.
This past off-season, Balaguer had a solid winter league campaign, working 14.1 innings in relief and allowing just two earned runs with 13 strike outs for Mayaguez in Puerto Rico. Overall, in five professional seasons he has pitched 167.1 innings with 192 strike outs and has posted a 16-10 record with five saves. Balaguer has 111 appearances on his resume, all coming out of the pen.
Forrestt Allday was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the eighth round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of the University of Central Arkansas. Allday comes to KCK after spending the last season with the San Diego Padres organization between AA San Antonio and AAA El Paso. The native of Galveston, Texas, spent the bulk of his time last season El Paso in the Pacific Coast League.
In 80 games Allday hit .281 with four home runs and 35 RBIs. He led the team with 11 stolen bases and finished fourth in runs scored with 54. He opened the season at AA San Antonio in the Texas League, playing 41 games through the season’s first month and a half and hitting .248 with four RBIs.
In college Allday helped the University of Central Arkansas to the 2013 Regional tournament and was Rawlings/ABCA 1st Team All American, Southland Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player, Baseball America 3rd-team All-American and UCA Student Athlete of the Year his final season. He began his college career at Alvin Community College before transferring to UCA. Born in Galveston, Allday attended Friendswood High School in south Houston where he was part of the 2009 Regional Semifinalist team.
Full and half-season 2019 ticket packages, as well as mini plans, are on sale online, by calling 913-328-5618 or by visiting the Saint Luke’s Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Group ticket sales are also on sale.
Opening day for the T-Bones is set for Friday May 17, at T-Bones Stadium when the T-Bones play host to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
- Story from T-Bones
2019 Offseason Roster
Position Name Hometown
RHP Robbie Gordon St. Louis, MO
OF Darnell Sweeney Miami, FL
IF Nick Basto Southwest Ranches, FL
OF Daniel Robertson West Covina, CA
RHP Dustin Hurlbutt Coffeyville, KS
INF Mason Davis Stone Mountain, GA
C Christian Correa Coconut Creek, FL
RHP Marcus Crescentini Tampa, FL
Utility Shawn O’Malley Southridge, WA
LHP Joe Filomeno Chicago, IL
RHP Jackson Lowery Little Rock, AR
IF Mikey Reynolds Glendale, AZ
RHP Tommy Collier Houston, TX
C Roy Morales Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
INF Ryan Brett Seattle, WA
RHP Dylan Baker Juneau, Alaska
OF Forrestt Allday Clearlake, TX
IF Dylan Tice Perkasie, PA
RHP Jesus Balaguer Havana, Cuba
RHP Marc Magliaro Monroe, NJ
RHP Corey Walter Wheeling, WV