By Jerry Del Priore
The Kansas City T-Bones of the independent American Association inked ex-Staten Island Yankee and former New York Yankee minor leaguer for the 2018 campaign, the team announced Monday.
The 26-year-old right-hander spilt 2017 with the Yankees and the Milwaukee Brewers organizations, amassing a 2-2 mark with a 4.38 ERA between three teams (AA-Trenton and Advanced-A Tampa, both in New York’s system, and AA-Biloxi of the Brewers).
Hissong, signed as a non-drafted free agent in June of 2014 by the Yankees, spent parts of two seasons in Staten Island (2014-05) of the short-season New York-Penn League (NYPL), going 1-1 with a 3.09 ERA in 26.1 innings of work in 16 games.
Hissong went 6-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 72 innings combined with three different New York minor league clubs in 2016, his best professional year to date. He saw action for a total of six teams in the Yankees’ system.
The Wright State University product is 10-5 with a 2.98 ERA and 11 saves in 178.1 innings with 205 whiffs for his minor league career.
While at Wright State, the Ohio native tossed an 8-6 record with a 4.51 ERA with five saves in 106.2 frames in four campaigns for the Raiders.