LINCOLN — The Saltdogs acquired former American Association Pitcher of the Year Taylor Stanton in a trade with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
To complete the deal, Lincoln sent OF Robby Kuzdale to Fargo.
Stanton went 9-4 with a 2.43 ERA, tossing three complete games to garner top pitcher recognition for Fargo in 2013.
The 29-year old right-hander from San Francisco has been a reliable workhorse in the A.A. during the previous four seasons. Spanning 481 innings, he’s amassed a 26-24 record with 369 strikeouts against 142 walks while posting a 3.80 ERA.
Last season for the RedHawks, Stanton went 5-5 with a 3.73 ERA in 18 starts. He pitched his first five professional seasons in the Seattle Mariners organization.
The ‘Dogs also signed LHP Zak Wasserman, a 6-foot-6 hurler out of the University of Louisville.
Wasserman has stints in the Diamondbacks and Yankees organizations, along with Windy City (Frontier League) over the first three years of his professional career. He has gone 6-5 with a 5.59 ERA overall in 133 2/3 innings.
Wasserman helped guide Louisville to the College World Series as a position player in 2013.
Additionally, C Luis Alen was traded to York (Atlantic) for a player to be named later. OF Jon Smith was dealt to Rockland (Can-Am League) for future considerations.