Stony Brook, N.Y. - Former Stony Brook University baseball player Tom Koehler '08 has been promoted by the Florida Marlins to play for the Advanced-A Jupiter Hammerheads of the Florida State League. Koehler was drafted by the Marlins in the 18th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. It was also announced that former Seawolf Michael Tansey '09 has signed a professional contract with the Rockford Riverhawks.
Through 18 starts this season, Koehler was 5-5 with a 3.20 ERA for the Class-A Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic League. The New Rochelle, N.Y. native allowed just 88 hits in 98.1 innings of work, striking out 82 batters.
A two-time, All-America East second team selection, Koehler went 6-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 14 starts for the Seawolves as a senior. He also led the America East in innings pitched (93.1) and strikeouts (111) and ranked 19th in the nation with 10.71 strike outs per nine innings. Koehler finished his four-year Stony Brook career second in program history in innings pitched (293.1) and third in strikeouts (297).
An All-America East first team selection in 2009, Tansey led the conference with 18 doubles. The Valley Stream, N.Y. native ranked third in the America East with 13 home runs in addition to hitting .343 and leading the Seawolves with 50 runs scored. The Riverhawks are members of the Frontier League, which is an independent professional league.
Tansey is the 29th player to sign a professional contract under Stony Brook head coach Matt Senk.