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2017 tryout dates announced

Former K-State baseball player Keith Tate was one of the participants in the T-Bones' 2016 open tryout. (Photo provided by Keith Tate.)
01/09/2017 12:47 PM -

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones will hold open tryouts for the 2017 season on Friday morning, May 5, starting at 10:00 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

New T-Bones manager Joe Calfapietra will conduct the tryout, along with members of the T-Bones coaching staff, former professional players, and college coaches. “Early Bird” registration, which ends on Feb. 15, is $65 per player. Pre-registration from Feb. 16-Apr. 14 is $90 per player. On-site registration, which begins at 9:00 a.m., is $105 per player.

The coaching staff will evaluate players for a possible roster spot with the T-Bones, or to recommend for other professional teams.

“I always look forward to seeing talent that might have gotten overlooked,” Calfapietra said. “I know there is a tremendous talent pool in the Midwest and I can't wait to tap into it.”

Last season, pitcher Travis Garcia signed out of the open tryout, joining other former T-Bones, including Beau Stoker, Kyle Dahman and Drew Graham, who were signed following the tryout.

“We have had some great luck in the past finding players that made a difference on our club,” said T-Bones vice-president and general manager Chris Browne. “Eric Vega is a player that shined in our early years, and he remains a great story for KCK!”

To register for the 2017 Kansas City T-Bones open tryout, click here. For additional information, please contact Kacy Muller at 913-328-5618 or kmuller@tbonesbaseball.com.