by Bryon Graff
(WAOW) - Former Wisconsin Woodchucks pitcher Kris Regas is added to the Detroit Tigers' Triple-A team at Toledo.
Online Reporter: Bryon Graff
Press Release Courtesy of Wisconsin Woodchucks
Micah Schroeder, Director of Media Relations
Former ‘Chuck Regas Called to AAA
WAUSAU, WI - July 9th, 2009 - Kris Regas, who played with the Wisconsin Woodchucks in the 2001 championship season, has been called up to AAA Toledo as a member of the Detroit Tigers organization.
Regas is a 6'4", 210 pound lefty who graduated from Bradley-Bourbonnais high school where he went 11-3 with a 1.10 ERA and a school record 122 strikeouts as a senior. From there, he went to St. Joseph's College for three seasons from 1998-2000 before transferring to Jacksonville University in 2001.
In 2001, Regas helped the Woodchucks capture the first Northwoods League Title in franchise history. The following two seasons, he played in Cook County in the Independent Frontier League, going a combined 7-7.
The New York Mets signed him as a free agent in 2004 where he played with Single-A Brroklyn in the New York-Penn League. In 2006, he pitched with Gary in the Independent Northern League where he posted a 5-2 record with a 2.36 ERA out of the bullpen.
From 2007-08, Regas played with Souix Falls in the Independent Frontier League. In 2008, Regas turned the corner and posted his best season to date, going 1-0 with 30 saves and a sparking 1.29 ERA in 41 relief appearances while being named to the American Association All-Star team.
He signed with the Detroit Tigers as a free agent on July 7th, and is waiting for his first appearance with the Mud Hens in hopes of being called up to the big leagues in the future.