Perkins agrees to return to Oilers
Right-handed pitcher Cordell Perkins has agreed to return for his second season with the Oilers. During the 2001 season Perkins made six starts for the Oilers and compiled a 3.83 ERA. The 6-foot-0 junior, from Roseville, Calif., has transferred to the University of California-Riverside, where he joins 2001 Oilers pitching coach Dave Checketts.
During the past weekend Perkins, working in relief, combined with recent 2002 Oilers signup A.J. Shappi to throw a five-hit shutout against the University of California at Santa Barbara. The game marked freshman Shappi's first college start.
Ben Christensen (Oilers 1998) recently settled a long-standing lawsuit involving a 1999 beaning incident while at Wichita State University. The former Chicago Cubs first-round pick spent most of the 2001 season with a shoulder injury but is now considered fully recovered and is expected to join the Cubs Triple A farm team for the start of the 2002 season.
Oilers Corner is provided during the offseason by Mike Baxter, the baseball operations manager for the Alaska Baseball League team.
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