EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Evansville Otters have signed right-handed pitcher Luc Rennie to a contract extension.
Rennie, a San Diego, Calif. native, joined the Otters before the 2016 season after spending time in the Baltimore Orioles’ organization.
“I’m looking forward to having Luc back,” Otters manager Andy McCauley said. “He’s coming off a great season for us and hopefully he’ll continue to improve.”
Rennie made 13 appearances on the mound for Evansville last season with 12 starts. In 77.1 innings, he struck out 66 batters while finishing with a 2.91 ERA and 7-5 record.
“He was able to pound strikes last year with exceptional movement on his fastball,” McCauley said. “Luc will be in our starting rotation.”
In 32 career appearances with the Otters, Rennie has struck out 112 in 130.2 innings with a 4.75 ERA.
He was drafted in the 16th round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft from Torrey Pines High School in San Diego by the Orioles and split time between Frederick, Delmarva and Aberdeen from 2012-15.
He pitched 221.1 innings in affiliated baseball, winning 11 games and striking out 188 in four seasons.
Evansville will celebrate Bosse Field’s Opening Night May 11 against the Washington Wild Things at 6:35 p.m. The Otters are hosting a job fair Saturday at Bosse Field from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.