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New Additions to NJ Jackals Coaching Staff

The New Jersey Jackals announced the hiring of Anthony Claggett as pitching coach. He replaces recently retired, former World Series Catcher, Ed Ott. Claggett, 30, was a former 11th round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers in 2005, and pitched one year in the Majors for the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009.

The last three seasons, Claggett pitched for the St. Paul Saints of the American Association. He was the starting pitcher in the All-Star game last year.

Jackals Manager Joe Calfapietra added, “We are very excited to have Anthony as our new pitching coach. It was very difficult for me both professionally and personally to replace long time pitching coach and friend Ed Ott following his retirement. I feel like we were able to find the perfect fit with Anthony.”

The New Jersey Jackals also announced another new face to their coaching staff. He played eight years in the Can-Am League, Jerod Edmondson. He has a career full of highlights that he will now bring to the Jackals. Edmondson played for Nashua Pride, Brockton Rox, American Defenders of New Hampshire, Pittsfield Colonials, Worcester Tornadoes, Rockland Boulders and the Jackals. Edmondson had a career line of: .286 batting average, .358 on base percentage and .452 slugging percentage. He also brings a batting title and several All-Star nominations.

The Jackals manager Joe Calfapietra said, “We are very excited to have Jerod joining our coaching staff this year. He brings a lot of experience with him and will help us get back to the championship series again. Jerod knows a lot about the league which will help us in the long run.”

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