Dutch baseball

Kalian Sams to Quebec for another year

Dutch outfielder Kalian Sams has signed another deal with les Capitales de Quebec. The French-Canadian team of the CanAm League has signed the outfielder for a year.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Kalian Sams Quebec Capitales

Today the Quebec Capitales announced on their website that they have completed their outfield with the signing of Kalian Sams. The Dutch outfielder will don the uniform of the Capitales for the third straight year.

After team Kingdom of the Netherlands lost the semi-final of the World Baseball Classic vs runner up Puerto Rico, Sams contacted manager Patrick Scalabrini to announce his wish to return to the club.

Two years ago, Sams was the best offensive player of les Capitales when he hit .279/.374/.534 with 23 doubles, 2 triples, 16 home runs and 65 runs batted in. Sams also stole 32 bases to become member of the 30-30 club. In 2016, his numbers were not as dominant, but still he hit a respectable .277/.372/.504 with 13 doubles, 1 triple, 12 home runs and 41 runs batted in and 10 stolen bases.

In the two years that Sams played for the Capitales, he became well respected and a fan favorite. Last year he left Quebec early because his wife had to give birth to their son and to participate in the European Championship that was played in the Netherlands.

Sams will be in the the outfield of the Quebec Capitales together with Marcus Knecht, Roel Santos and James McOwen.

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