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T-Bones Bolster Offense, Pitching Staff at Deadline

08/25/2010 2:12 PM -

The Kansas City T-Bones and manager Tim Doherty made a series of moves before Tuesday night’s Northern League transaction deadline as they continue their push towards a third consecutive playoff berth.

Gabriel Martinez, 27, made an immediate impact in the T-Bones 6-4 win over the Gary SouthShore RailCats last night, connecting for a solo home run that snapped a 4-4 tie to begin the bottom of the eighth inning. The infielder joins the T-Bones after winning the Mexican League championship with Saltillo this season. Martinez posted a .320/.413/.570 line during the 2010 campaign, adding 15 home runs and 62 RBI in 69 games. He is in his ninth season of professional baseball, seven of which were spent in the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

Left-handed pitcher Matt Perisho, 35, was acquired by Kansas City from Chico of the Golden Baseball League for cash and a player to be named. Perisho was originally a third round draft pick by the Anaheim Angels in the 1993 amateur draft. He made his major-league debut with the Angels on May 27, 1997 and appeared in 177 games over parts of eight seasons at the major-league level with the Angels, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Florida Marlins, and Boston Red Sox. Perisho went 3-1 with eight saves and a 2.55 ERA in 32 relief appearances with Chico this season.

Todd Moser, 33, rejoins the T-Bones after appearing in 15 games with the Schaumburg Flyers earlier this season. The left-hander was part of the T-Bones 2008 championship squad, posting a 3.86 ERA in 14 games, three starts, that season. He also appeared in 14 games with the T-Bones during the 2009 campaign. Moser went 2-7 with a 6.54 ERA in 64 and two-thirds innings with the Flyers before his release on August 6.

In addition, the T-Bones have placed left-hander Kyle Heim and utility man Ryan Fox on the disabled list and have released right-handers Dewon Brazelton and Franklin Perez.