Michael makes his way back to Bridgeport during his second year in the Atlantic League and fifth of professional baseball. The backstop recorded his best season as a professional in 2011 with the Bluefish, batting .308 and posting career-highs with 45 games played, 130 at-bats, 19 runs scored, 40 hits, six doubles and three home runs.
The 26-year-old began his professional career as a member of Kingsport (A, Mets) of the Appalachian League and reached as high as Double-A with Binghamton of the Eastern League. The Connecticut-native has appeared in 122 career minor league games and has recorded a .272 batting average with 46 RBI and 53 runs scored.
Michael was drafted by the New York Mets in the 20th round of the 2008 amateur draft.