The Corvallis Knights roster continues to evolve as the 2012 West Coast League season approaches.
The Knights on Monday announced the signing of Centralia (Wash.) College sophomore left-hander Devon Barker to a 10-day contract. The 6-foot-4, 175-pound Puyallup native is 4-4 with a 1.71 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 52 2/3 innings this spring.
Two other 10-day signees, Cornell sophomore infielder Ryan Plantier and Redlands junior left-handed pitcher Mike Massari, will not join the club as expected. Plantier can’t come because Cornell is playing in the NCAA tournament; Massari had a remote chance of making the team full-time and elected to stay home.
UC Santa Barbara freshman Greg Mahle, who will play for the Knights this summer, is on the 20-man watch list for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award.
A first baseman/left-handed pitcher, Mahle was hitting .333, with no homers and 28 RBIs, and is 2-3 with four saves and a 3.32 ERA as a pitcher after Sunday’s games.
Four 2012 Knights have earned small-college postseason honors from their respective conferences.
Pacific University pitcher Rob Dittrick and Pacific Lutheran designated hitter Jacob Hoffman were named first-team Northwest Conference all-stars. George Fox pitcher Alex Keenan earned honorable mention.
Corban College shortstop Marc Gallegos was named to the NAIA West all-star team and the NAIA West Gold Glove team. He hit .346, with no homers and 25 RBIs in 48 games, with 33 steals in 40 attempts, and struck out just eight times in 223 plate appearances.