By Joshua Price/Sports Editor
Former Hokes Bluff baseball star Tyler Stovall was released by the Atlanta Braves organization in October 2011.
The left-handed pitcher was picked up by the Kansas City Royals organization three days after being released by the Braves.
Stovall was drafted by Atlanta in 2008 (#64 overall) and pitched for the Rome (Ga.) Braves from 2008-2011.
Kansas City’s AA affiliate, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, placed Stovall on their roster.
Stovall consistently delivers his fastball at 93 mph. and is expected to work from the bullpen as a relief pitcher for the Naturals in 2012.
Stovall reports to spring training in Arizona on March 1.