There hasn’t been an official announcement, but Mister-Baseball has learned that Boris Bokaj is leaving the Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg for Italy and that their American players will stay with the reigning German champion. The Czech right-handed pitcher Bokaj is apparently another addition to the roster of Danesi Nettuno, which seems to bring in reinforcements every other day. The 24-year-old pitched for Regensburg the past two seasons. After a brilliant 2010 campaign he was 5-0 with an ERA of 3.12 in ten games, mostly as a reliever. He struck out 27 batters in 43 1/3 innings, walking 16.
Additionally Americans Evan LeBlanc, Justin Kuehn and Matt Vance will stay with the Buchbinder Legionaere. The 25-year-old Vance is playing for the team since 2009 and batted .354/.467/.505 in 2011. The other two just arrived in 2011. LeBlanc was named best batter and MVP in the southern division and hit .484/.561/.726. Kuehn struggled in the beginning, but turned out to be a strong foreign starter in game two at the end of the regular season and in the playoffs. He was 4-1 with an ERA of 3.79. Also Dutch right-hander Mike Bolsenbroek (6-0, ERA 1.57) is expected to be back.