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Long Island Ducks Pitcher Mike Parisi to Join Dodgers Organization


Another Long Island Ducks player is moving up the baseball ladder.



The Ducks announced on Tuesday that pitcher Mike Parisi was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and will be heading over to their Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Parisi follows former Ducks pitcher Lenny DiNardo, who signed with the Oakland Athletics organization back in May.

“Mike was one of the backbones in our starting rotation,” Ducks manager Kevin Baez said in a statement. “He was truly an All-Star, and we wish him all the best with the Dodgers.”

In 13 games with the Ducks Parisi went 6-4 while posting a 3.50 ERA. He was one of seven Ducks who were selected to the 2011 Atlantic League All-Star Game.

The Lake Grove native reached the majors in 2008 while with the St. Louis Cardinals, the team that originally drafted him in 2004. Parisi appeared in 12 games and posted a 8.22 ERA during his brief stint in the majors.

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