The Baysox have completed their 20th season, and during that time, hundreds of players have come through Bowie. Some have stopped in for just a few weeks and others have been here for years before moving on with their careers. During the offseason, check back to baysox.com
to find out where some of those players are now.
Left-handed pitcher Rommie Lewis was drafted by the Orioles in the Fourth Round of the 2001 First Year Player Draft. He spent seven seasons in the Orioles farm system, but never advanced higher than the Double-A level.
After the 2004 season, where he went 1-7 with a 5.61 ERA in 47 games (four starts) with Advanced-A Frederick, he decided to leave baseball in 2005. After sitting the season out, he decided to try again and rejoined the Orioles' organization in 2006. Lewis spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons with the Baysox, going 6-11 with a 4.40 ERA in 85 games (six starts) and 135 innings of work.
At the end of the 2008 season, Lewis was released by the Orioles and signed by the Toronto Blue Jays. Lewis made his Triple-A debut with Las Vegas in 2009, going 2-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 19 games. Lewis made his Major League debut the following season, nine years after being drafted by the Orioles. He made his debut April 28, 2010 and appeared in a total of 20 games with the Blue Jays between the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
The Seattle native was released by the Blue Jays at the end of the 2011 season, after three years, and signed with Bridgeport of the Atlantic League for the 2012 season. With Bridgeport, Lewis went 3-1 with a 2.01 ERA in 48 appearances and 53.2 innings of work.
Past Profiled Players:
Baysox Baseball - We'll Knock Your 'Sox Off. The Baysox 20th season has come to an end. The Baysox open the 2013 season on the road and play their first game at Prince George's Stadium Thursday, April 11. To keep up with Baysox news during the offseason, visit baysox.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.