KC T-Bones Ink Former NY Yankee First-Rounder Cito Culver

The Kansas City T-Bones today have announced the signing of former New York Yankee infield farmhand and top draft pick Cito Culver for the 2020 season, the independent American Association of Professional Baseball tweeted. 

Cluver, 27, spent last year with the Rockland Boulders and Sussex County Miners of the Cam-Am League, hitting a combined two home runs and driving in 36 runs in 88 games between the two stops.

Former New York Yankees Minor Leaguer Cito Culver inks with the Kansas City T-Bones of the independent AAPB.

A former Yankees first-round pick, 32nd overall, of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Irondequoit High School (Rochester, NY), Culver played in eight seasons within New York’s organization, reaching as high as Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2016 and 2017. 

The Rochester, New York, native also spent part of 2018 with Triple-A New Orleans of the Miami Marlins organization.

Cluver broke into pro baseball with the Gulfcoast Rookie League Yankees and Staten Island Yankees of the short-season New York-Penn League (NYPL) in 2010, totaling a .251 batting average with two long balls and 18 RBI in 56 games between the two minor league levels. 

Cluver has played a total of 10 seasons of pro ball, collecting a .230 batting average with 45 dingers, 356 RBI, and 79 stolen bases in 4041 at-bats in 996 contests.  

— Jerry Del Priore 

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