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Patriots Acquire Slugger from Can-Am League

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Joe Maloney had a .282 average, 84 runs, 105 hits, 24 doubles, 35 home runs and 101 RBI during the 2017 season for Rockland. He led the Can American League in HRs and RBIs this season. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots
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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have acquired outfielder Joe Maloney from the Rockland Boulders of the Can-American League for a player to be named later.

Maloney enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

He just finished a playoff run with the Boulders that ended in the championship series. Maloney had a .282 average, 84 runs, 105 hits, 24 doubles, 35 home runs and 101 RBI during the 2017 season for Rockland. His home runs and RBI led the Can American League this season.

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Maloney has prior minor league service in the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins organizations. He played in 39 games for Double-A Chattanooga last season and had six home runs and 51 RBI.

Maloney has a career .265 average with 350 runs, 557 hits, 144 doubles, 10 triples, 93 home runs, and 402 RBI over seven seasons.

He will be activated on Saturday for the Patriots’ game against the Bridgeport Bluefish.

Tickets to the 2017 Somerset Patriots season and the upcoming Playoffs, are on sale now. For more information, stop by the ballpark, call 908-252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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