The Joliet Slammers are proud to announce that Tampa Bay Rays have signed Tully Monster pitcher Dietrich Enns. Enns will report to the Rays alternate site. Enns played 5 games with the Tully Monsters. He went 2-0 with a 0.72 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched. Enns was also the pitching coach for the Tully Monsters.
Enns said, “Thank you to the Joliet Slammers organization and staff for the opportunity to play baseball this summer and all their hard work in putting this short season together! This year has created some unique challenges and the Slammers have handled every detail with the safety and health of every player, coach, and fan involved. I want to give a special thanks to Scott Spiezio and Kevin Santiago and all my teammates with the Tully Monsters for making my time playing in Joliet some of the most fun I’ve had on a baseball diamond.”
Tully Monster manager Scott Spiezio, “Enns was a dominant pitcher for us in this league. A class act on and off the field. His talent, poise, and character were big league from day one. He was also our pitching coach and shared his knowledge with our young arms. It was just a matter of time before an MLB team took him from us. We are all so happy for Dietrich. This is what the league is all about. I can’t wait to see what his future holds.”
Enns has previous MLB experience as well as he has pitched in the Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres, and Seattle Mariners systems, making his MLB debut with the Twins in 2017. Slammers President Nick Semaca said, “The quality of the players we have recruited this summer has been amazing. I would not be surprised if Dietrich is the first of multiple players to move on up to a MLB club this year from the City of Champions Cup.”