Kanekoa makes his Park City debut during his eighth season of professional baseball. Last year as a member of Triple-A Louisville of the Cincinnati Reds organization, the former Major Leaguer appeared in 34 games, posting a 2.72 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 56.1 innings of work.
The 27-year-old has spent his professional career with the White Sox, Yankees, Mariners, Royals and Reds affiliates, reaching the Majors in 2010 with Seattle and Kansas City, respectively and then again with the Royals the following season. In the big leagues, the right hander owns a 4.66 ERA in 49 games.
His best professional season came with Single-A Winston-Salem in 2008, where he went 3-1 with a 0.93 ERA finishing 33 of the 36 games he came into and saving 20 of those. In 215 career minor league games, Texeira owns a 21-19 record with a 3.11 ERA and 46 saves.