BUFFALO, NY - Former Bulls pitcher Steve Geltz's minor league season with the Los Angeles of Anaheim Angels' Double A affiliate in Arkansas might be over, but his season is not. Now finished with his third season in the minor leagues, Geltz has been named to the Angels' Arizona Fall League team, the Mesa Solar Sox. Only seven players from the organization were given a spot on the team.
The league consists of six teams, with each major league team selecting around six or seven players from its minor league teams to participate. The Angels players will team up with prospects from the Cubs, Mets, Phillies and Pirates to form the Solar Sox.
Following his promotion to Arkansas in July, Geltz made 16 appearances and earned a 1-0 record with a 2.41 earned run average out of the bullpen. He also excelled at missing bats, striking out 36 batters in only 18.2 innings. Traveling from the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the Class A Advanced California League to Arkansas, Geltz's combined stats for the 2010 baseball season are even more impressive, as he struck out 87 batters in 52.2 innings overall and held opponents to a meager .159 batting average.
The league begins October 11 and runs through November.