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Hammond leaves the Quackers, as Kocher Returns to the Bombers

posted Feb 20, 2015, 1:33 PM by Washburn Wiffle   [ updated Feb 20, 2015, 1:34 PM ]

Kocher (left) will be returning to the Bombers, while Hammond (right) will be joining the Workhorses

There have been numerous transactions that have happened throughout the WWL offseason today.

Jake Kocher has returned to his former franchise, signing with the Burnwash Bombers early Friday afternoon.  He played for the Bombers during the 2011 and 2012 seasons, being a part of their only World Series championship in 2011.  In both years he was the league leader in strikeouts among pitchers.  This is a huge signing for the Bombers as they now have a third pitcher.  Former manager Steve Gaffney clearly was not concerned with the departure of Kocher by saying: “It’s like Kevin Garnett returning to Minnesota. (Kocher) is out of his prime, we’ll be fine.”

Cody Hammond announced his departure from the Oatka Quackers, as he will be joining the Washburn Workhorses in 2015.  A national first team fielder in 2014, Hammond will bring pitching and hitting to the Workhorses.  He was a part of the last three championship runs with the Quackers, and this experience could be what the Workhorses need as they seek their first title.

Shortly following the departure of Hammond, the Quackers revealed that they had come to terms with Ian Hall.  Hall has played two seasons in the WWL, recording a .444 average and 4 home runs in 23 games.  Hall is also an option to pitch, as he has thrown over 70 innings in WWL action.  The Quackers and Hall will look to defend their championship and sustain the team's previous success.

And there may be more transactions to come.  According to twitter, The Mumford Suns are in contact with an anonymous free agent.