Eric Bainer was signed by the Aviators February 26, 2013.
Bainer was a four-year starter in college at Morehead State University.
This past winter, the catcher played for the California Winter League's Coachella Valley Snowbirds.
Bainer hit .451 through 20 games with the Snowbirds. The 5-foot-10, 200 pounder also drove in 26 runs and held an on-base percentage of .500.
Bainer's father, Michael, played AAA for the Seattle Mariners.
Bainer is classified at an R-1 for 2013 (first year rookie).