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Chris Cox Signs With Arizona Diamondbacks

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 11/21/2012
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Former Canisius baseball player Chris Cox has signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Cox was previously with the Quebec Capitales of the Can-Am League.

Cox made 41 appearances in his career with Canisius, working as a starter and also out of the bullpen. As a senior during the 2011 season, Cox made nine appearances out of the bullpen and was 1-1 with two saves and a 0.69 earned run average. Cox had 14 strikeouts n those 13 innings and finished third in Canisius history in strikeouts per nine innings. As a starter in 2010, Cox went 4-1 in seven MAAC starts and threw a complete game against Fairfield on May 1, 2010.

Cox appeared in 36 games with the Capitales. The 6-foot-1 righthander went 1-2 in 44.1 innings, recording 36 strikeouts as a set-up man for the Capitales, who won the league championship.

Cox was rated as the No. 2 prospect in independent baseball by Baseball America following the 2012 season. The publication said Cox "showed excellent velocity as a set-up man for Quebec. He sat at 92-94 mph and touched 95 with his two-seam fastball."

Cox was a 39th-round draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. The St. George, Ontario native is the second Golden Griffin to sign a minor-league contract with a MLB team in the past few months. Ryan Fennell signed a minor-league contract with the Cincinnati Reds in August, bringing the total of players associated with Canisius baseball to either be selected in the MLB Draft or sign a contract with a MLB organinzation to 10.

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