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Mar '09 03

Huskies Rouen bring in Quebec Hurler TJ Stanton

The HUSKIES ROUEN signed another player from the CAPS QUEBEC, a team in the Can-Am League (independent). The 27-year-old right-handed pitcher Travis James Stanton is after Dany Scalabrini (still with ROUEN), Christian Chenard, Patrice Plante, Joce Blais and Andre Tremblay the seventh former CAP to join the reigning French Elite League champion.

Stanton was born in Palatka, Florida and went to the University of Florida, Lake City Community College and the University of North Florida. In 2001 he made five appearances for the Gators (Division I). One year later the Atlanta Braves selected him in the 27th round of the amateur draft, but Stanton didn’t sign. In 2004 he signed with Winnipeg of the Northern League, making his professional debut. The Los Angeles Angels organization signed him in 2005 and pitched in 35 games for their Class-A affiliate in Cedar Springs (ERA 4.62, 50.2 IP, 43 SO, 20 BB).

In 2006 Stanton returned to the independent league circuit, playing for three different teams in the American Association and the Can-Am League. The past two and a half seasons he was on the roster of QUEBEC. In 2008 he had a 6-4 record with an ERA of 3.90 in 22 games (13 starts). He struck out 79 in 92 1/3 innings, walking 33. He is expected to arrive on March 13 in France, right in time for a preseason tournament in Montigny.

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