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Coshow signs with Yankees; Burgess receives minor-league assignment

OC pitcher Cale Coshow has signed a minor-league contract with the New York Yankees.
OC pitcher Cale Coshow has signed a minor-league contract with the New York Yankees.

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 13, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian pitcher Cale Coshow has signed a minor-league contract with the New York Yankees, making him the second OC hurler to ink a pro deal this week.

The Yankees selected Coshow, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound sophomore right-hander from Edmond, in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Saturday.

Coshow has been assigned to the Yankees’ short-season Class A affiliate, the Staten Island Yankees of the New York-Penn League. Staten Island’s season will begin Monday.

This spring, Coshow was one of OC’s top starters and went 3-5 with a 4.56 ERA. In 13 appearances (all starts) he pitched 73 innings, with 69 strikeouts and 28 walks. He threw two complete games.

Coshow’s former OC teammate, Chris Burgess, also is headed to a team in the New York-Penn League. Burgess, who was drafted in the 26th round by the Philadelphia Phillies and signed earlier this week, has been assigned to the Williamsport Crosscutters. Williamsport’s season will start Tuesday.

Williamsport will host Staten Island for a three-game series from Aug. 2-4.