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Veteran reliever brings major league experience to Champions bullpen

2018 March 12

The 33-year-old veteran has split MLB time with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.

OTTAWA – Another former major leaguer has elected to don an Ottawa Champions uniform.

LHP SCOTT MAINE signed a contract to join the Champions for the 2018 season, bringing a wealth of experience in affiliated, independent, and major leagues. 

The 33-year-old veteran has split MLB time with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs. He spent parts of three seasons with the Cubs, posting a 2.08 ERA in his debut 2010 season with the Cubs.

Champions manager Hal Lanier stated Maine’s major league experience will be a valuable asset to his ball club once the season rolls around.

“A guy with experience like Scott’s is going to rub off on the younger guys,” said Lanier. “Being an experienced pitcher and closer, I’m just really happy we can add a person like that to our roster.”

Maine spent last season in Sugar Land of the Atlantic League, where he played with fellow Champion signee RHP JAKE HALE. He had 39 appearances out of the bullpen, amassing a 1-1 record and 4.54 ERA. In 33.2 innings pitched, he allowed just 17 earned runs and finished three games. 

Maine has spent time as a closer in minor league baseball, and Lanier says he’ll fit into that role this year for the Champions. It brings an end to the skipper’s search for the finishing piece of the Ottawa bullpen.

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