Wild Things, Otters complete trades

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The Wild Things and Evansville have completed their two trades from August, when Washington sent pitchers Orlando Santos and Anthony Collazo to the Otters in exchange for players to be named.

Washington has acquired left-handed hitting infielder Ryan Kresky and left-handed pitcher Ryan Zamorsky to complete those trades.

Kresky was the Otters’ starting shortstop and a rookie out of Fairleigh Dickinson University. He batted .268 with seven home runs and 43 RBI in his first season of professional baseball. He also had nine stolen bases.

“Kresky had six game-winning hits for the Otters. His manager, Andy McCauley, told me that he is a real gamer,” Washington manager Bart Zeller said. “He’s the type of player we are looking for to fill our 2014 roster. He is able to play the three infield positions with confidence and that is such a benefit to us.”

Zamorsky is a starting pitcher who had a 5-7 record and 4.30 ERA. He was a member of the East Division all-star team last year after winning four of his first five starts (28 innings pitched, one run allowed in the wins). Zamorsky, however, won only one game after June 20.

“Ryan brings a solid year of experience in the Frontier League to us, and his style of pitching fits in with our strong defense,” Zeller said. “He’s not a strikeout pitcher, but does like to put the ball in play. We are looking forward to having him as a member of the Wild Things.”

Like Kresky, Zamorsky is a New Jersey native. Zamorsky played at Kean University, an NCAA Division III school.

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