Former Woodstock River Bandit Sam Lewis (2011) has resigned with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a minor league free agent.
A 6-foot-4 righthander out of Indiana Wesleyan, Lewis went undrafted after college, but signed as a free agent with Kansas City Royals in 2012. After five seasons with the Royals (missing 2015 due to injury), he was traded to the Diamondbacks, where he spent 2017 and 2018. In 2018, splitting his time between the Arizona League and Double-A Jackson, Sam went 5-4, 5.63 in 48 innings, with a 1.42 WHIP, 3.2 BB/9, and 8.8 K/9.
Over his career, he is 22-16, 3.67, with 6 saves, a 1.21 WHIP, 2.4 BB/9, and 8.6 K/9 in 274 total innings. He will most likely spend 2018 in either Double-A Jackson or Triple-A Reno.
(By the way, he appeared in 10 games for the Bandits in 2011. He is one of nine former Bandits in the minor or major leagues. Can you name the others?)