|July 3, 2009 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – On Friday the Rockford RiverHawks signed Anthony Albano, a Frontier League veteran outfielder. Pitcher Kyffin Marcum was placed on the disabled list.
Albano, who has 2-Year status, has played for three Frontier League clubs in the last three years, the Windy City ThunderBolts, the River City Rascals, and the Midwest Sliders. He has a career batting average of .268 with 14 home runs and 101 RBI. In 2008 Albano hit .258 with eight home runs and 52 RBI. He also finished third in the league with 29 doubles.
Marcum was placed on the 14-day disabled list with a forearm injury.
The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 17th season this summer. The RiverHawks host the 2009 Frontier League All-Star Game at 7:05 p.m. on July 15. Advertising and season-ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com. Most games are broadcast live on ESPN 1380, and on the team website.