Evansville Otters release Thomas de Wolf

Belgium national team player, Thomas de Wolf, who signed with the Evansville Otters in December 2015, has been released by the club.

The news was announced in the transaction section of the Frontier League website.
The 27-year old outfielder/pitcher was released on the day that the Frontier League season started.

Thomas was the first Belgian player that signed with an MLB organization. In three seasons with the DSL Mets and GCL Mets, he batted .244 with a total of 93 hits, three homeruns, five triples and fifteen doubles.

After Thomas was released by the Mets he moved to Germany to play for the Tübingen Hawks. In 2013 Thomas moved to the Stuttgart Reds. With the Reds, Thomas posted a 3-4 record with an ERA of 5.37 in 12 games in 2015. As a hitter, Thomas batted .448/.566/.851 with nine home runs in 26 games and was named best hitter of the South division of the German first Bundesliga by www.baseball-bundesliga.de, leaving former Reds farm hand Sascha Lutz (who had a cup of tea with the Cincinnati Reds in the bigs in 2013) behind.

De Wolf pitching for the Stuttgart Reds (photo: Iris Drobny)

In the 2014 Eurpean Cup, Thomas de Wolf pitched Belgium to their first win of the tournament with a no-hitter in a rain shortened game.  As starting pitcher, Thomas de Wolf pitched six innings. He struck out nine, walked four and hit a batter with a pitch, but… he didn’t allow a hit.

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One Reply to “Evansville Otters release Thomas de Wolf”

  1. I have to correct: The guy playing in the Majors was Donald Lutz – brother of Sascha Lutz who ended up at second place in the Best Batter ranking!

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