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Blasters add two more players

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The Joplin Blasters today announced the signing of two new players for the 2015 season, pitcher Victor Capellan and infielder Austin Gallagher.

Victor Capellan is a 25 year-old native of Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic and is a former Arizona Diamondback farmhand who reached as far as AAA Reno in 2012. He has amassed an impressive 250 strikeouts in 250 career innings pitched. Capellan looks to add a live arm to the Blasters' bullpen.

Austin Gallagher joins the Blasters as a former Los Angeles top prospect. The native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania was a 3rd round draft pick in the 2007 draft out of Manheim Township (PA) HS. Gallagher is a power bat from the left side who in 2012 with the Dodgers A+ affiliate hit .283 with 15 homeruns and 74 RBIs in 105 games. Gallagher looks to rebound from a trying 2014 campaign in which he played for three different teams in two different independent leagues. He brings versatility to the Blasters' lineup being able to play both corner infield spots, both corner outfield spots, as well as, designated hitter.

Capellan and Gallagher mark the tenth and eleventh players the Blasters have added to the 2015 Inaugural roster.

The Blasters are the newest member of the South Division in the American Association of Independent Baseball. They will play a 50 home game schedule beginning in May of 2015 at a renovated Joe Becker Stadium, and will be a major entertainment destination for the Four States Community. Ticket information, as well as, general information on the Blasters can be found online at www.joplinblasters.com or by calling (417) 437-6105.

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