CZECH REPUBLIC – Defending Czech League champion Technika Brno has added a pair of right-handers, Wayne Ough and Jakub Toufar, for the 2012 season.
Ough, a 33 year-old Aussie, won a pair of Czech national championships with AVG Draci Brno in 2009 and 2010. The former minor leaguer, who went 2-2 with a 4.66 ERA in nine appearances with the Adelaide Bite (Australian Baseball League) this past winter, also pitched in the Austrian Baseball League last year.
Toufar pitched in the Minnesota Twins farm system for two seasons prior to joining Express Brno. The 24 year-old posted a 6-5 record with a 3.50 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 97-plus innings.
KOTLARKA ADDS HURLER AND HITTING DUO
Kotlarka Prague has signed national teamer Marian Gajdos and upgraded its offensive lineup with the additions of Basilio Barrios and Charles Magedanz.
Gajdos, who fanned 20 and walked an equal number in 44 1/3 frames, compiled a 2-5 record with a 5.89 ERA in 14 outings last year with Express Brno.
Barrios batted .299 last season with the Eagles (Prague), while Magedanz hit .307 in the Czech Second Division with the Tempo Titans.
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