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Shane Lindsay signs with the Dodgers
11/23/2011 1:17 PM ET
 

Congratulations to the Jet Couriers Melbourne Aces own Shane Lindsay on his signing overnight with Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lindsay signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers, but has been invited to major league training to compete for a spot in the bigs. He will most likely start with the Dodgers AAA affiliate the Albuquerque Isotopes.

The Aces pitcher became the 30th Australian to play in the Major Leagues in September this year when he was called up to the Chicago White Sox from their AAA affiliate Charlotte Knights towards the end of the season.

"I am looking forward to getting back over there and hopefully getting back in the majors, Lindsay said."

Formerly based in Bacchus Marsh and having played for both Essendon and Werribee Baseball Clubs, Lindsay, 26, has been pitching up a storm at home and away games for the Aces over the past three weeks.

Lindsay was mainly a reliever out of the bullpen for White Sox and Charlotte Knights, but the Aces have made him the number two pitcher in their starting rotation. He has started three games, pitching 14.1 innings with a 4.40 ERA.

"I am feeling fine," Lindsay said being a starting pitcher for the Aces. "I will need a break at some point though."

Last season for the Aces Lindsay's strong right arm was a great addition to the bullpen and was used whenever possible, boasting 12 strikeouts in 9 innings pitched.

"He's got a heck of an arm," confirms Aces Manager Phil Dale. "He has the ability to strike out a lot of guys.

Lindsay is scheduled to pitch this Thursday, November 24 in Canberra against the Cavalry.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.