Royals Bring Back Experience Pitcher in Thomas

by Ryan Eakin

GUELPH - The Guelph Royals Baseball Club is excited to announce today the re-signing of pitcher Kyle Thomas.

Thomas, 29, returns to the Royals for the 2024 season after striking out 24 batters in his last 17-and-third innings of his 2023 season.

Prior to joining the Royals a season ago, Thomas, who is now the pitching coach for the 18U Mississauga Tigers, spent time in professional baseball with the Detroit Tigers organization and in the Frontier League with the Quebec Capitales and Trois-Rivieres Aigles. 

The right-hander said he cannot wait to start his second season in the IBL with the Royals.

"I am excited to be back in Guelph for another season. Last year left a sour taste in a lot of the returning members of the team's mouths and I'm expecting that to drive a healthy winning culture this year. I am blessed with another opportunity to step between the lines and go to war with a group of guys that I respect and want to succeed with."

Royals manager Dino Roumel said Thomas will be an important part of the Royals staff this season.

"I'm so excited to have Kyle back in our rotation. KT has experience in professional baseball and conducts himself professionally every time he steps on the mound. He is yet another member of our team who is a student of the game. He teaches the game to the younger players and loves to compete. He will be one of the main pieces in what will be a strong pitching staff."