Canaries Sign Chris Grayson, Release Gomez

Posted: 6/20/2015

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SIOUX FALLS, SD—The Sioux Falls Canaries announced on Saturday afternoon that they have signed outfielder, Chris Grayson to a contract and released utility-man, Edwin Gomez.

The 25-year-old Grayson enters his first season with the Canaries after spending the last four seasons in the Texas Rangers organization. The Monroe, LA native holds a .244 career batting average to go along with 74 doubles, 24 homeruns and 148 RBI’s.

Grayson posted a .289 batting average in 24 games last season for the Rangers class A+ affiliate, Myrtle Beach Pelicans before getting called up to AA.  He appeared in 44 games for the AA Frisco Biscuits, hitting .241 while collecting 10 extra-base hits and 20 RBI’s.

Gomez was released after posting a .184 batting average with three doubles, a homerun, and five RBI’s.

The Birds’ continue their Father’s Day weekend series against their I-29 rivals, the Sioux City Explorers at 6:05 PM on Saturday night.  LHP Joe Bircher (2-1, 2.45 ERA) will make his sixth start of the season. 

The Mobil Oil Super Tour makes a stop at Sioux Falls Stadium on Saturday, with their mascot, Mobil Sam making an appearance. There will be prizes and promotions throughout the game. Fans can also enjoy bottled Coca-Cola products for only $2 from 5-6 PM.

Get your tickets to any Canaries home game this season by contacting the Canaries Ticket Office at (605) 336-6060 or visit www.sfcanaries.com. No matter your schedule, the Canaries have a ticket package for you. Ask a Canaries representative about the weekender, perch packs or E-Z Game Tickets.