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FORMER RETRIEVER PITCHER JOE WILSON TRADED TO CINCINNATI REDS CLASS-A AFFILIATE DAYTON
Former Retriever Joe Wilson now a member of the Cincinnati Reds Organization.
Former UMBC Retriever standout pitcher Joe Wilson was traded from the Philadelphia Phillies organization to the Cincinnati Reds for starting pitcher Cory Lidle on August 9. Wilson was drafted by the Phillies in the 13th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft.
Wilson before being traded carried a 4-7 record with the Lakewood Blueclaws and held a 3.64 earned run average (ERA) in 19 starts and five relief appearances. The 6’3” southpaw yielded just one earned run over his last 18 1/3 innings of work during his final three starts and held opponents to no more than two earned runs in those three starts.
Wilson along with Javon Moran were traded into the Reds organization where they were assigned to Class-A Dayton.
Wilson at UMBC carried a 3.77 career ERA with 15 complete games and three shutouts to his credit. Wilson looks to become the third Retriever to be currently active in the pros and join former Retrievers’ Jay Witasick (pitcher, San Diego Padres) and Wayne Franklin (pitcher, San Francisco Giants).