The California-native is a former first round draft pick out of University of the Pacific and pitched five seasons in Major League Baseball for the Royals and Blue Jays. Reichert played for the Saltdogs in 2007, going 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.

Reichert grew up in Turlock, Calif. but has made Lincoln his home since 2007. The right-hander played professionally for 14 seasons, including five years at the big-league level and 2011 in the Chinese Professional Baseball League. He played his final season in 2012 for Southern Maryland of the Atlantic League.

Reichert helped coach Lindsey Caughel to the Pitcher of the Year award in 2016. The righty led the league with a 2.11 ERA and ranked second with 120 strikeouts.

Saltdogs hurlers dominated the league in 2017. The pitching staff compiled a 3.45 ERA, the best in the league and the lowest in franchise history. Three pitchers had their contracts purchased by MLB franchises in 2017.

Last season, the ‘Dogs posted a 4.54 team ERA and gave up 900 hits in 852.1 innings. They al-lowed 172 doubles and had 714 strikeouts.

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