SUGAR LAND — Former Bullard High School and LSU pitching standout Nick Rumbelow was not out of work long.
After being released on June 12 by the Tacoma Rainiers (Pacific Coast League), the AAA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, Rumbelow joined the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball late last week. Atlantic League teams are independent and are not affiliated with a major league team.
Rumbelow, 29, continues to work on regaining his form following Tommy John surgery in 2016.
He started the year off on the Mariners' roster but was soon sent down to Tacoma.
Rumbelow, was 3-2 with an 8.17 earned run average with the Rainiers. He pitched in 19 games and tossed 25.1 frames, giving up 37 hits, striking out 22 and issuing 15 walks.
Rumbelow saw his first action as a Skeeter on Saturday when Sugar Land beat High Point (NC), 8-3, in front of a crowd of 5, 916 at Constellation Field.
Coming on in relief, Rumbelow pitched 1.2 innings and permitted no runs on one hit. He fanned two and walked one and collected the win for his new team.
Sugar Land opened up a series against the Long Island Ducks in Central Islip, NY on Monday evening.
Rumbelow was originally a seventh-round pick of the New York Yankees in the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft.