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Reigning MVP re-commits to Melbourne
10/30/2017 10:22 PM ET
Josh Tols (Melbourne Aces) - Photo: SMPIMAGES.COM - Action from the 2016/2017 Australian Baseball League (ABL) Championship Series between theJet Couriers Melbourne Aces v Brisbane Bandits proudly presented by WellDog at the Melbourne Ballpark.
Josh Tols (Melbourne Aces) - Photo: SMPIMAGES.COM - Action from the 2016/2017 Australian Baseball League (ABL) Championship Series between theJet Couriers Melbourne Aces v Brisbane Bandits proudly presented by WellDog at the Melbourne Ballpark.  (SMP IMAGES)

THE Melbourne Aces 2016/17 MVP, Josh Tols has confirmed his return to the Melbourne Aces.

Tols went 3-2 with two saves during the 2016/17 season which included appearances in 16 games where he'd work through 29.2 innings, striking out 42 with an ERA of just 0.91.

Starting his year out of the bullpen, such was his form that Tols made a late season move into the starting rotation and was given the game 2 start in the ABLCS where he'd work his way through 5.0 innings, striking out six for no decision.

His career in the ABL now standing at an impressive 16-5 record with appearances in 58 games, striking out 135 hitters in just 114.1 innings of work and an ERA of just 1.89.

Nicknamed 'the Vulture', the 28-year-old left-hander's move from reliever to starter probably means he's in the market for a new nickname and our Aces digital team will be on the lookout for suggestions throughout the season.

Tols was selected as a member of Team Australia's 2017 World Baseball Classic team and spent his offseason in Japan as a starter for the BC League's Niigata Albirex Baseball Club. 

Expect Tols to find his way back into the Aces starting rotation, which now also includes Mark Hamburger and Japanese Ace Kona Takahashi.
 

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