OMAHA, Neb. - The Creighton baseball pitching staff has had another member of its team sign a contract with a Major League team, as Kurt Spomer signed a free agent contract with the Anaheim Angels on Wednesday. Spomer will head to the Rookie League in Tempe, Arizona, on Thursday.
"I am so thankful for the opportunity presented to me to play at the next level," Spomer said on Wednesday. "I am very thankful to the Angels organization for this opportunity. But a special thanks has to go out to my Creighton coaching staff for all the things they have done for me from my freshman year through my senior year."
Spomer has turned into one of the strongest arms out of the Bluejay bullpen in his four years at Creighton, finishing his career with 16 saves, including 13 in the 2011 season, which places him second on the Bluejay all-time charts. He closes out the 2012 season witha 3-1 record on the mound with a team-high 34 appearances. In 34.1 innings of work, Spomer compiled a 3.67 ERA, holding a 24:7 strikeout to walk ratio.
The Honey Creek, Iowa, native was named to the Missouri Valley Conference second-team in 2011. Possibly his best pitching in his Bluejay career came to close out last season, when he picked up three saves in the MVC Tournament, including his 13th of the season in the MVC Championship game, throwing 9.1 consecutive scoreless innings.