Arizona Diamondbacks

Former UMBC baseball player signs minor league deal with Arizona Diamondbacks

Former UMBC baseball player signs minor league deal with Arizona Diamondbacks

Former UMBC infielder Kevin Lachance signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks and will report to the Missoula Osprey, the team's Rookie-level affiliate.

Lachance, 24, has spent this season with the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association before being picked up by the Diamondbacks. He is one of two Retrievers currently playing professional baseball, joining Michael Austin who is pitching for the Washington Wild Things of the independent Frontier League.

"Everyone in our program and department is thrilled for Kevin. A lot of guys in his position would have made excuses or stopped working but he is a special person and competitor," UMBC coach...

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