What seems to be a regular, but an always exciting move, a former MLB’er is signing with an Independent League club.
Kameron Loe, best known for his time with the Texas Rangers, has signed on with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League. Loe will be a great asset to the club bringing with him years and years of experience.
“Kameron has a lot of experience in the big leagues,” says Bluefish Manager Ricky VanAsselberg. “He’s going to be a great weapon to add to our starting rotation this season.”
Loe, originally drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 20th round of the 2002 amateur draft, has over nine years and 322 games under his belt. With 34 career wins and a respectable 4.49 ERA, the numbers don’t suggest it, but Loe was a very serviceable reliever during his career. He began as a starter but was permanently moved to the bullpen after joining the Milwaukee Brewers for the 2010 season.
In his three years with the Brewers, he was a regular out of the bullpen appearing in 70 games in consecutive seasons. In his last MLB season he split time between three teams (Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves), compiling a 7.09 ERA in 26 innings.
Before signing with the Bluefish, Loe’s 2014 season was spent everywhere. From the Pacific Coast League to the International League, even the Dominican Winter League, Loe did the best he could, but couldn’t match the numbers from earlier in his career. He was granted free agency in November of 2014.
At only 33 years of age, Loe is nowhere the end of the line. He’s been in the game a long time and has done too much to not make an impact. Given the success of ex-MLB’ers and their use of independent baseball to springboard themselves back into the view of scouts, Loe could return to the big leagues in no time.