GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 14, 2017) — The Kannapolis Intimidators, Class A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox have added right-handed pitcher Dylan Cease to the roster after the White Sox acquired the new arm as part of this week’s trade that sent big league starter Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs. In a corresponding move, the Intimidators have transferred left-handed pitcher Ryan Boelter to Advanced Rookie Great Falls.
Cease, 21, posted a 1-2 record with a 2.79 ERA (16 ER/51.2 IP) and 74 strikeouts in 13 games (13 starts) for the Class A South Bend Cubs in his first year of full-season ball. In 36 career games (33 starts), he is 4-4 with a 2.54 ERA (34 ER/120.1 IP) and 165 strikeouts while holding hitters to a .186 average. The hard-throwing right-hander was originally drafted by the Cubs in the sixth round of the June 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of Milton, Ga., and he made his professional debut with the AZL Cubs that summer, going 1-2 with a 2.63 ERA (7 ER/24.0 IP) and 25 strikeouts in 11 games (eight starts). Cease comes to the White Sox along with prospects outfielder Eloy Jimenez, infielder Matt Rose, and infielder Bryant Flete in exchange for Quintana.
Boelter, 23, has appeared in three games with Kannapolis, going 0-0 with a 7.11 (5 ER/6.1 IP) and six strikeouts. In three games with the Great Falls Voyagers this season, he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/5.1 IP) and eight strikeouts. The White Sox selected Boelter in the 33rd round of the June 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of nearby Gardner-Webb.
The Intimidators wrap up a 3-game series tonight at 7:05 p.m. against the Greenville Drive. The team returns to Kannapolis on July 19 for a 7-game home stand that features Star Wars Night with post-game fireworks on Saturday, July 22. Tickets are available by calling the F&M Bank Box Office at 704-932-3267 or by visiting IntimidatorsBaseball.com.
Josh Feldman, Director of Communications
2017 First Half Champion Kannapolis Intimidators
Single 'A' Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox P.O. Box 64, Kannapolis, NC 28082