January 26, 2006
BASEBALL: LE MOYNE BASEBALL GRADUATE ANDY WEIMER ’03 SIGNS WITH CINCINNATI REDS ORGANIZATION
NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. – Former Le Moyne College baseball pitcher Andy Weimer ’03 has signed a free agent contract with the Cincinnati Reds organization. Weimer finished his Le Moyne career as the program’s all-time leader in saves (22), appearances (85) and Earned Run Average (2.13).
Weimer, a 15th round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2003, spent last season with the New Haven Cutters of the independent Can-Am League. Weimer received a contract from the Reds organization after pitching in an invite-only tryout camp at the club’s minor league facility in Sarasota, Fla. Rome, N.Y. native Jason Baker, who had seen Weimer pitch at Le Moyne College, set him up with the tryout.
“It’s a great opportunity to help me reach my goal of pitching in the major leagues,” Weimer said. “My season in the independent league has allowed me to stay in shape and I had the opportunity to play with a number of very talented, experienced players.”
To sign Weimer, the Reds organization purchased his contract from the Can-Am League. Weimer was 2-2 with a 3.57 ERA and four saves in 45 1/3 innings with New Haven in 2005. He reached the Single A level with Hudson Valley and Charleston.
Weimer, a right-handed reliever who pitched and played shortstop at New Hartford High School, converted to a side-arming style as a Le Moyne freshman. Weimer finished his career 20-7 with a 2.13 ERA with 22 saves in 85 career appearances. He went 7-1 with a 0.74 ERA and seven saves as a senior as Le Moyne won the MAAC Championship and earned a trip to the NCAA tournament.
Weimer’s contract gives him an invite to the team’s minor league spring training camp.