After missing the entire 2011 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Rutgers right-handed pitcher/infielder Charlie Law – a 2008 MLB Draft selection by the Philadelphia Phillies – joins teammate Tyler Gebler in the Berkshires this summer, marking his second stint with North Adams after spending the 2009 season with the SteepleCats.
Hailing from Linwood, N.J., Law rebounded nicely from his year-long absence from the game and was a solid option for the Scarlet Knights both from the bullpen and while starting at first base.
Law finished 2012 batting .273 in 37 games in the field with two homers and 19 RBI, while totaling 11 appearances out of the bullpen during which he compiled three saves in 11 1/3 innings. The Scarlet Knights qualified for the eight-team BIG EAST Tournament with a sixth-place regular-season finish.
Back in the summer of 2009, Law was one win shy of the team lead with the SteepleCats, making seven starts and appearing in nine games while going 3-1 on the summer. He posted a 3.79 ERA while totaling 40 1/3 innings, striking out 47 and walking 23 for a North Adams team that went 25-16 overall.