RailCats trade Hammond High grad Mike Coles

2012-08-06T16:00:00Z RailCats trade Hammond High grad Mike ColesBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
August 06, 2012 4:00 pm  • 

GARY | The RailCats traded Hammond High grad Mike Coles to Winnipeg for in exchange for reliever Dexter Carter and a player to be named later.

Carter is a former White Sox farmhand who went 1-3 with a 3.99 ERA and six saves this season for the Goldeyes. He has 44 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings.

Carter was a 13th Round pick of the White Sox in the 2008 Draft out of Old Dominion, Carter split his first four professional seasons between the White Sox and Padres organizations. He was dealt to the Padres as a part of the trade that brought Jake Peavy to the White Sox in 2009.

Coles was second on the team with a .300 batting average and 43 RBIs. He had three home runs in this, his second stint with the RailCats after playing for the club as a rookie in 2006.

Coles has also been an assistant coach at Bishop Noll and is attending Purdue Calumet to finish his degree that was started at Purdue University.

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