Press Release Stuttgart Reds
Stuttgart, Germany – The Stuttgart Reds continued to make news by signing pitcher Markus Winkler for the 2012 season. Winkler has been a German National Team player since 2001 and will be a starting pitcher for the Reds as well as act as the team’s phyical trainer.
Winkler led the Heidenheim Heidekopf in 2009 to a German National Championship and also pitched in the European Cup Championship game in 2010. He also picthed in the European Championships for Germany in 2003 (Haarlem), 2005 (Prague), 2010 (Stuttgart), World Championship 2007 (Taipei), 2009 (Regensburg) and the Olympic Qualifier in 2008 (Taichung). Winkler brings a career 74-33 record with a 3.54 ERA in regular season play in the Bundesliga and has notched 10 wins in the postseason.
“I had chance to get to know Markus a bit over the last three seasons and he’s the type of player I love to have on my team. He’s got a wealth of experience, he’s a great pitcher, but most importantly, he’s a team player” said Bret Helenius, Head Coach of the Reds. “Our club is very excited to have Markus in the organization as we continue to grow” said Chris Manske, Vorstand for the Reds.
The Reds begin their regular season schedule on March 31 in Haar.