Bailey and Strieby Return to Long Island for 2014

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Photo Credit: Corey Mansfield
The Long Island Ducks announced today they have re-signed outfielder Adam Bailey and first baseman Ryan Strieby for the 2014 season. This will be the second season for both players with the Ducks.

Last season, Bailey played in 133 for the Ducks hitting .254 with 15 home runs and 57 RBI. He was instrumental in helping the Ducks win their second consecutive Atlantic League championship.

Prior to joining the Ducks in 2013, Bailey played three seasons in the Houston Astros organization after being drafted in the 23rd round (693rd overall) of the 2010 MLB Draft. During that time he had a .271 batting average with 38 home runs and 173 RBI in 296 games.

Ryan Strieby started off hot with the Ducks in 2013, hitting .359 through the first two weeks of the season. However, an injury sidelined him for a good portion of the season. He finished the 2013 season with a .251 batting average, 4 home runs,  and 27 RBI in 53 games.

Strieby was originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 4th round (112th overall) of the 2006 MLB Draft out of the University of Kentucky. He played seven and half seasons in the Tigers organization, before joining the Arizona Diamondbacks organization toward the end of the 2012 season. The power hitting first baseman has 113 home runs with 443 RBI, and a .441 slugging percentage in his affiliated career.


Photo Credit: Corey Mansfield
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