The Saltdogs RHP Vince Bongiovanni was sold to the Toronto Blue Jays, the third Saltdog to sign with a MLB organization this season. The Chicago native went 1-3 with a 4.66 ERA in five starts for Lincoln.
Bongiovanni reported to Class-A Advanced Dunedin of the Florida State League and made his return debut to the Toronto organization Sunday. The right-hander allowed five runs on eight hits over four innings and did not factor into the decision.
Bongiovanni was originally drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005 and spent the 2010 season pitching for Toronto’s Class-AA affiliate in New Hampshire of the Eastern League.
He joins Blake Gailen (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) and Tommy Palica (Philadelphia Phillies) as Saltdogs to sign with MLB organizations in 2011.