Creighton baseball will have another player with the opportunity to join the major leagues. Pitcher Kurt Spomer has signed a free agent contract with the Anaheim Angels on Wednesday.
Spomer’s first stop will be at the Arizona Rookie league in Tempe, Arizona. He will leave for Tempe on Thursday. League play will being on June 20th. The Arizona League is a rookie-level professional baseball league run by Minor League Baseball. Games are played from mid-June until the end of August, and a season consists of 56 games.
“I’m really excited to get an opportunity to show them what I can do,” said Spomer in a phone interview. “I hope to show other teams that they missed out on a great pitcher.” The biggest thing Spomer says he hopes to get out of this opportunity is to learn more things and to continue to get better. “It is a great opportunity and I want to prove to others that I can do this.”
Creighton has some ties to the Angels through Creighton head coach Ed Servais. Servais’ nephew is the assistant General Manager for the Angels and the team also drafted catcher Anthony Bemboom in the last week’s draft.
Spomer appeared in 34 games for the Bluejays this season and went 3-1 with a 3.67 ERA, including three saves. He was a major player out of the bullpen the past two seasons. Over his career he made 86 appearances for the Bluejays. “My biggest memories from Creighton were the past two seasons how we won the MVC and made the NCAA tournament two years ago and the opportunity to go back to the Tournament and take on UCLA.” You can continue to follow Kurt and his journey on Twitter.