Thursday, August 7, 2008

Shoulder Injury Sidelines Eastern League's Doubles Leader

Erik Lis

New Britain Rock Cats Press Release

New Britain, CT - The New Britain Rock Cats announced today that Erik Lis, their hard-hitting 24-year-old Outfielder who currently leads the Double-A, Eastern League in Doubles (36), has been placed on the Disabled List with a shoulder injury. The Evansville University product, selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 9th Round of the 2005 Draft, suffered a season-ending dislocated shoulder in pre-game warm-ups yesterday afternoon.

The 6'1"/220-pound Lis had appeared in 105 games for the 2008 Rock Cats. A strong left-handed hitter, the Oak Lawn, IL resident - in addition to topping the League in Doubles with 36 - was also among New Britain's 2008 team leaders with 112 total Hits, which included 11 Home Runs and 3 Triples. His total of 51 Extra Base Hits placed him 2nd in the circuit in that category as well. The versatile Lis played both 1B and corner Outfield positions in his first year in New Britain, and concluded the campaign with a solid .277 Batting Average.

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