Canaries Bring Back Veteran LHP Kris Regas

Posted: 5/19/2016

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SIOUX FALLS, SD- The Sioux Falls Canaries announced on Thursday afternoon that they have signed veteran LHP Kris Regas to a contract for the 2016 season. 

Regas appeared in 31 games (13 starts) for the American Association’s Kansas City T-Bones in 2015, posting a 6-5 record and 5.05 ERA.  He totaled 69 strikeouts and two saves in 87 1/3 innings of work. 

The 36-year-old southpaw is no stranger to the Canaries organization.  He appeared in 95 games for the Birds’ from 2007-09, registering a 5-4 record and 1.33 ERA. Regas also totaled 46 saves in a Sioux Falls uniform, second most in franchise history. 

“Kris was a favorite for a long time in Sioux Falls,” said Canaries General Manager Duell Higbe. “He is a veteran pitcher who knows what it takes to successful in this league.  We think he is going to be a terrific edition to our pitching staff.” 

The Bourbonnais, Illinois native begins his 14th professional season in 2016.  He holds an overall record of 42-36 to go along with his 3.81 career ERA. 

 The Sioux Falls Canaries enter their 24th season on May 19th against the Sioux City Explorers at Lewis & Clark Park. The Canaries kick off the 2016 home portion of their schedule on Friday, May 20th 

The First 1,000 fans will receive a FREE Canaries Magnet Schedule, courtesy of First PREMIER Bank/ Bank Card.  Be sure to stick around after the game for a special presentation from All-Star Fireworks. For more information about season tickets and corporate opportunities, call the Canaries ticket office at (605) 336-6060 or visit www.sfcanaries.com.