May 29, 2007 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford RiverHawks announced today that they have signed former New York Mets farmhand Alhaji Turay to a contract.
Turay, a 24-year-old outfielder, was the Mets’ second-round pick in the 2001 draft and spent six years in the New York organization. He was 1-for-5 with a home run and four RBI with the Road Warriors of the independent Atlantic League earlier this season.
Turay advanced as far as Class AA while with the Mets. He spent most of last year with St. Lucie of the high Class A Florida State League, where he hit .244 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 77 games. He hit .256 with no homers and two RBI in 12 games with Binghamton of the Class AA Eastern League.
Turay spent three years in the FSL. In his first season there, he batted .256 with 16 homers and 44 RBI.
The signing gave the RiverHawks a full roster at 24 players.
The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league in its 15th season. Advertising and ticket information is available by calling the box office at (815) 885-2255. Most games are broadcast live on WNTA (1330 AM) and the internet. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.