The Kansas City T-Bones have traded pitcher Shaun Garceau to the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League for two players to be determined.
Garceau, 26, started Thursday night for the T-Bones and gave up nine hits and four runs, and struck out six without allowing a walk, in seven innings against Gary SouthShore.
With the T-Bones this season, Garceau went 6-9 with a 4.30 ERA. In 23 games (133 2/3 innings), he struck out 93 and walked 33. His ERA dropped in his last eight starts — going back to July 20 at Amarillo — from 4.95 to 4.30.
Whereas the American Association regular season ends Monday, the Atlantic League’s regular season runs until Sept. 15, and the Ducks are currently in a pennant race. Since he started Thursday night, Garceau was not scheduled to pitch again for the T-Bones in 2013.
“Shaun has been a great pitcher for us for the past two seasons,” said T-Bones manager Kenny Hook. “I’ve had complete confidence that we’d be in position for a win each time he’s started. But this gives Shaun a chance to continue pitching through September for a playoff contender, and it should help improve our roster for 2014.”
Garceau started 16 games for Kansas City in 2012. He went 9-6 with a 3.47 ERA, 75 strikeouts and 27 walks in 106 1/3 innings. Garceau, who has pitched for York in the Atlantic League, reached double-A with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010.
- Story from T-Bones