University at Buffalo Baseball

Steve Geltz Signs Minor League Deal With Anaheim Angels

Geltz will join Anaheim’s Single-A affiliate the Orem Owlz

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Steve Geltz
BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo pitcher Steve Geltz (Ransomville, NY/Wilson) signed a minor league contract with the Anaheim Angels on Monday and will report to Anaheim’s Single-A affiliate, the Orem Owls. Geltz just completed his third season with the UB baseball team.

“I am very happy that Steve was able to get this opportunity and Anaheim is getting a very talented pitcher in their minor league system,” said UB head coach Ron Torgalski. “I knew that from Steve’s first day here at Buffalo that his goal was to pitch in the Major Leagues and he is now one step closer to that dream.

“It is great for our program that we have now placed guys in the minor leagues in two straight seasons with Mike Folli getting drafted by St. Louis last year and Steve signing his deal this year,” Torgalski added.

Geltz, who is UB’s all-time saves leader with 16, made 14 appearances for the Bulls this past season with a 1.69 ERA. Geltz recorded 30 strike outs in just 21.1 innings of work. This summer Geltz was playing for Torrington Twisters of the Cape Cod Baseball league before being signed by the Angels.

With Geltz’s signing, the Bulls has now had three players sign with Major League teams since the program’s reinstatement in 2000. Last season, Mike Folli was drafted in the 42nd round by the St. Louis Cardinals and in 2005, Joe Mihalics was drafted in the 34th round by the New York Mets.

06/24/2008
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