(August 8, 2020, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS). – The Sugar Land Skeeters today announced that the Chicago Cubs purchased the contract of left-hander Matt Dermody from the Constellation Energy League.
Dermody joins right-hander Chase De Jong and Fernando Rodney (Houston Astros) and right-hander Brett Eibner (Miami Marlins) as the four players to have their contracts purchased from the Constellation Energy League.
Dermody, 30, went 1-0 with a 0.79 ERA through four appearances (three starts) for Team Skeeters. As of his last start on July 31, his 0.79 ERA was the lowest qualifying ERA in the Constellation Energy League. Dermody struck out 17 batters over 11 1/3 innings pitched, allowing just nine hits.
Dermody has two seasons of MLB experience, appearing with the Toronto Blue Jays from 2016-17. He made 28 appearances (25 1/3 innings pitched) with the Blue Jays at the Major League level. He made a Major League career-high 23 appearances in 2017, going 2-0 with a 4.43 ERA.
The Blue Jays selected Dermody in the 28th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of the University of Iowa. He last appeared at the affiliated minor league level in 2019 at the Triple-A level within the Blue Jays organization.
The Constellation Energy League features four professional baseball teams, including Team Texas, managed by Roger and Koby Clemens, Team Skeeters, managed by College Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Pete Incaviglia, the Sugar Land Lightning Sloths, managed by College Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Greg Swindell, and the Eastern Reyes del Tigre, managed by former Major League pitching coach, Dave Eiland. The four teams will play a combined total of 56 games, all at Constellation Field, from July 10 – Aug. 30.
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