The AppleSox will have two new faces this week, as Cole Krueter and Kyle Vanderkin make their first appearances of 2014 with the team.
The AppleSox have been hampered by injuries throughout their infield over the past couple weeks. With Tanner Nishioka and Nick Valaika both sidelined for the year, Wenatchee needed to add some faces to help allow infielders return to field their original positions.
Krueter will be headed to U.C. Irvine in 2015 and gets to join his future teammates John Brontsema, AJ Alcantara, Evan Cassolato and Shaun Vetrovec in Wenatchee.
He was released by the Victoria HarbourCats of the WCL prior to making his move to Wenatchee.
HarbourCats Management stated, "Cole wants to get more playing time in, and we believe another team will benefit from his skill-set. We are expecting he will help fill a hole with the Wenatchee AppleSox, where he and his family have connections and where there is a need in the middle infield that we don't have here. Cole would be welcome back any time in his college career to be part of the HarbourCats program, we think the world of him."
Vanderkin is a transfer player who will be joining the Gonzaga Bulldogs in 2015. He was recommended to the AppleSox coaches by Gonzaga's current coaching staff.
Vanderkin was a 2013 Western Region Second Team selection.