Former Strasburg Express pitcher Matt Solter (2012) has signed a professional contract with the Cleveland Indians!
Like Chris Nunn before him, Solter has revived his career in the Independent Leagues. Originally undrafted out of Furman, Matt signed with Gary of the Indy American Association in 2015. The San Franciso Giants signed him in April of 2016, and he then pitched 157 1/3 pro innings in his two seasons with them. Overall, he went 11-9, 5.09, with a 1.525 WHIP, 3.8 BB/9, and 8.1 K/9.
After the Giants released him after the 2017 season, Matt caught on with the American Association again, this time with St. Paul. He went 3-5, 4.73, with a 1.475 WHIP, 3.5 BB/9, and 6.3 K/9 in 80 innings.
And now the Indians have added him to their minor leagues! Congratulations!
(By the way, Matt was very good for the Express in 2012: he went 2-1, 1.48, with 5 saves, a 0.891 WHIP, 3.9 BB/9, and 8.9 K/9 in 30 1/3 innings pitched.)