BRYAN MULHERN SIGNS FREE AGENT CONTRACT WITH HOUSTON
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Former Washington and Lee baseball player
Bryan Mulhern '04 (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) has signed a free agent
contract with the Houston Astros organization.
Mulhern has reported to the Tri-City ValleyCats, the organization's
Class A Rookie League team in Troy, N.Y. The club competes in the New
York-Penn League and began play with the season-opener on June 21.
Mulhern received a call from the Astros on June 16 and
reported to the club shortly thereafter, playing two innings in a 17-4
loss to the Oneonta Tigers last evening. Prior to signing with the Astros,
Mulhern had signed a contract with the Gateway Grizzlies of the Independent
"I'm just happy to receive another chance to continue
playing," said Mulhern. "It's very exciting to have a chance
to play professional baseball. Getting a second chance like this is certainly
a blessing. We'll see how it goes, but I am hopeful that I can stick around
and hopefully impress some people."
At Washington and Lee, Mulhern was a four-year letterwinner
and a two-year captain. A two-time First Team All-ODAC selection, he played
the outfield, pitched and caught for the Generals. Mulhern finished his
career with a .341 average, 33 doubles, 20 homeruns and a school-record
130 RBI. On the mound, he went 9-4 with a 2.57 ERA in 112.0 innings of
Mulhern is the third W&L baseball player to sign a professional
contract in the last six years. He joins Christian Batcheller 00
who was drafted in the 46th round of the 1999 Major League Draft by the
Pittsburgh Pirates and Michael Hanson 03 who signed a free agent
contract with the Atlanta Braves in the summer of 2003.
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