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Newark Bears send player back to affiliated baseball

Playing for the Pittsfield Colonials, infielder Peter Fatse takes a lead from first base during a game at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium in July 2011 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

The Newark Bears are the first Can-Am League team to return a player to affiliated baseball in 2012. The slight catch – Peter Fatse never put on a Bears uniform. Newark acquired him in the Pittsfield Colonials dispersal draft in October and sold his contract to the Baltimore Orioles organization today.

See below for the Newark Bears’ press release:

Newark’s Fatse Goes to Baltimore

DURHAM, NC – The Can-Am League announced that the contract of Newark Bears infielder Peter Fatse has been sold to the Baltimore Orioles. He becomes the first player from the league sold to a major league organization in 2012.

Fatse was selected by the Bears in the Pittsfield dispersal draft on October 14. With the Colonials in 2011, Fatse batted .279 with five home runs and 41 RBI. He also collected 70 hits, scored 43 runs and stole 17 bases.

The 24-year-old native of Hampden, MA was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 24th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft. He played two seasons in the Brewers farm system before signing with Pittsfield in 2011.


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4 thoughts on “Newark Bears send player back to affiliated baseball

  1. Never broke .250 in the Milwaukee organization. Never higher than hi-A. Never distinguished himself with the glove at any position and keep him away from 3B.

    Makes you wonder what the Orioles see in this guy. Cheap roster filler maybe?


  2. You never know. I saw him for all of one or two games last year, and Peter Fatse did not make any kind of impression on me. Hopefully he can take advantage of the opportunity, even if he was just acquired to be a roster filler.


  3. So Paul, any chance that you have a card of Peter that you can spare? I’m not sure if he was included in the Bears team set. I’d appreciate any help!


    1. Most of the Can-Am League teams didn’t do baseball card sets last year. (Newark’s most recent team set was from 2008.)

      Fatse has cards in the 2010 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Brevard County Manatees team sets, and may be in the 2009 Timber Rattlers set. Check with if you’re interested.


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