Royals Land Former Tigers Prospect in Thomas
GUELPH - The Guelph Royals Baseball Club is excited to announce today that we have signed starting pitcher Kyle Thomas for the 2023 season.
Thomas, 28, joins the Royals after spending the 2022 season with Trois-Rivieres in the Frontier League.
With Trois-Rivieres, the right-hander went 4-1 with a 3.23 earned run average in 19 appearances, striking out 41 batters in 39 innings pitched.
In 2021, the Mississauga, Ontario native pitched for the Winnipeg Goldeyes and Quebec Capitales.
Prior to that, he spent two seasons in the Detroit Tigers organization.
Thomas' best season in the minors came in 2019 when he recorded a 1.54 earned run average in 17 games with the Connecticut Tigers.
The 6'3", 210 lbs starter said he cannot wait to join the Royals this season.
"I am excited to get another opportunity to step between the lines and be a part of a team with championship aspirations. I am looking forward to having a blast this summer."
Royals field manager Dino Roumel is ecstatic to have landed a highly-sought after Canadian arm.
"Kyle will step right into a starter's role with us this season. He is a tough competitor on the mound, a true student of the game, and a great person in the clubhouse. I am so fired up about Kyle deciding to be a Guelph Royal."