Savickas Promoted to New Hampshire
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Russell Savickas pitching in spring training (Dave Letizi)

Posted May 11, 2007

Pitcher Russ Savickas was promoted from Single-A Dunedin, to Double-A New Hampshire on Thursday afternoon.

In 2007, Savickas started six games for Dunedin (High-A), going 2-2, 2.70. In 36.2 IP, he allowed 11 ER, walked 5 and struck out 22.

The Providence native spent the 2006 season in three different levels. He started at Low-A Lansing and after going 2-2 with a 3.18 ERA in 14 starts, he was promoted to High-A Dunedin. In 13 starts he went 6-4 with a 4.11 ERA. Savickas also made one start with Triple-A Syracuse and allowed three runs in three-plus innings.

Toronto selected the 23-year-old in the 9th round of the 2002 draft out of Johnston, RI (HS).

The Fisher Cat roster now stands at 24.

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