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Bride Called Up by A’s

Waterloo, IA – Former Waterloo Bucks infielder Jonah Bride was called up to the majors by the Oakland Athletics on Monday.  Bride joins Oakland teammate A.J. Puk, Texas Rangers pitcher Dane Dunning, and Chicago Cubs hurler Eric Stout, who was also called up to the big leagues on Monday, as active major leaguers.  Stout made his MLB debut in 2018 with the Kansas City Royals.  Slated to be the starting third baseman for the A’s tonight, Bride will become the 22nd former Buck to play Major League Baseball when he takes the field.

A product of the University of South Carolina, Bride played with the Bucks in 2015, hitting .237 with 18 RBI and a stolen base.  Bride was selected in the 23rd round by Oakland with the 683rd overall pick in the 2018 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft.

Prior to his call-up to the A’s, Bride was playing Triple-A ball with the Las Vegas Aviators in the Pacific Coast League.  For Las Vegas, Bride hit .392 with 1 home run and 7 RBI in 14 games.

The Bucks are currently on a two-game road trip but will begin a seven-game homestand on Thursday, beginning with a doubleheader versus the Bismarck Larks.  Tickets are available for all games at www.waterloobucks.com or by calling the Bucks Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633.  Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium, home of the Bucks, welcomed a new state of the art video board in 2016 thanks to a matching grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association.  Team ownership has invested nearly $400,000 in stadium improvements since the end of the 2014 season including group outing areas, painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, kids zone inflatables, wiffle ball field, and concessions equipment.  Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks by utilizing their website at www.waterloobucks.com or utilizing the Northwoods League Mobile App.

 

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