From the Bridgeport Bluefish:
(Bridgeport, Conn. – January 28, 2015) – The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced that open tryouts for the team will be held at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Saturday, April 11th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, with a live on field scrimmage following the tryout.
“This is a great opportunity for a player to come to the ballpark and show off his skills in hopes to play at this level,” said Bluefish general manager Jamie Toole. “We’re looking forward to hopefully finding players from the tryout to invite to spring training and join our roster. Tim Gustafson was a tryout participant and made our Opening Day roster last season. We are hoping to mirror last year’s success.”
Gustafson ended up making the Atlantic League All-Star team in 2014 and eventually signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles this offseason.
There will be an administration fee of $75 to tryout, with select participants (elected by the coaches) having the great experience of being able to participate in a live game on the field at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard following the tryout.
Position players are to report to The Ballpark at Harbor Yard at 9:30 am for registration, while pitchers report at 11:00 am for registration. Participants must be at least eighteen years of age. All participants must wear proper baseball attire to be eligible to tryout. All those present should provide their career statistics and must supply their own wooden bats and baseball gloves. All participants will be required to sign a release form before trying out for the team.
Coaches and representatives from the Bluefish will be on hand to evaluate the players at the ballpark, including Manager Ricky VanAsselberg. A group of Major League affiliated scouts will also be in attendance to evaluate all the prospects.
The Pro-Tryout Specifications will include:
-60 yard dash
-Pop Time (Catchers)
-Infielders/Outfielders – Defensive Drills
-Position Players Hit in Cage, Pitchers light bullpen (pre-scrimmage)
-Scrimmages begin at 1:00 pm
To sign up and reserve your tryout spot please contact Ryan Crofts at (203) 416-1724 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also CLICK HERE to download the registration form.
The Bridgeport Bluefish are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. For further information, call 203-210-BLUE (2583) or visit BridgeportBluefish.com.