Parker proved to be a tremendous asset in long relief last year, pitching at least three innings while allowing just one earned run on four different occasions.
In his senior season for Saint Louis University last spring, Parker did not allow an earned run the entire year, spanning a school-record 27 appearances.
The Lincoln native went 3-1 with 12 saves and 32 strikeouts. Parker holds the Billikens all-time record with 22 career saves and finished his collegiate stint with a 1.61 ERA in 50 games.
Parker played his high school ball at Lincoln Northeast, where he earned first-team All-State honors his senior season and second-team All-State recognition for his junior campaign.
6-foot-4, Left-Handed Hitting Catcher to Lincoln
The Saltdogs also inked former Dodgers and White Sox minor league C Sean O’Connell Tuesday.
O’Connell, a 6-foot-4, left-handed hitting catcher, was originally selected by Chicago in the 15th round of the 2010 draft out of Chatsworth High School in Southern California.
The 21-year old has hit one home run with 11 RBI in 119 at-bats over his first three professional seasons.