Rockland Boulders pitcher Justin Topa had his contract purchased by the Texas Rangers Friday. Topa will report to Texas’ Double-A affiliate, the Frisco RoughRiders.
Topa appeared in 4 games (3 starts) with the Boulders in 2018, recording 15 strikeouts over 20.1 innings pitched. Topa also led the Can-Am League with 14 wins last season.
“This is something that Justin’s wanted and that’s the reason he came here,” Boulders’ manager Jamie Keefe said after Rockland’s 16-0 win over the Dominican Republic Friday night. “Well deserved, couldn’t be happier, really excited for him.”
Jamie Keefe and company will have to make some adjustments after losing one of the best arms he’s ever had here in Rockland. Kagen Hopkins and Travis Hissong will presumably serve as the top two options without Topa in the fold.
We wish Justin all the best and hope he is successful with the Rangers.