Jackson Rees, who was the baseball ‘Bows’ top starting pitcher this past season, has reached agreement on a minor-league, free-agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Rees told the Warrior Beat he will report today to the Jays’ minor-league headquarters in Florida. He is expected to pitch for Toronto’s rookie-level team, the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays.
It appeared Rees would return to UH for his senior season after not being selected in last week’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He was draft-eligible after playing a season at Saddleback College and two at UH. Rees earned his bachelor’s degree last month.
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The Warriors hit the West Side today, with a youth clinic at Waianae High this morning. About 50 kids participated. Another clinic is scheduled this afternoon at Kapolei High.