The Thunder Bay Border Cats are proud to announce that Chris Curley has signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Braves. Curley was injured June 16th in Alexandria when he broke a bone in his left hand after being hit by a pitch. The third baseman from Fort Mitchell, KY is still rehabilitating his injured hand, but he will report to the Braves single “A” team in Danville, Virginia in the Appalachian League. Curley will be a teammate in Danville with former Border Cats first baseman Derek Wiley who was drafted by the Braves in the MLB draft last month. Curley, who played his collegiate ball at Campbellsville University in Kentucky, was in his third season with the Border Cats. He is the team’s all-time leader in games played (140), at bats (522), hits (137), home runs (13), doubles (63), and runs batted in (63).
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