Where area stars meet their future
Kela activated from 60-day DL
Chief Sealth graduate Keone Kela rejoined the bullpen for the Texas Rangers on Friday as they returned to action after the All-Star break, being activated from the team's 60-day disabled list.
Kela had brief rehabilitation stints with Round Rock (July 4) and Frisco (July 7) of the Rangers' minor league system on his road to recovery from elbow surgery in April.
Barnette still standing out
Thomas Jefferson graduate Tony Barnette is still enjoying a solid season, also as a member of the Texas Rangers' bullpen.
Barnette has a 6-3 record with a 2.36 earned run average in 42 innings of work over 36 games. Barnette has recorded 31 strikeouts and walked 12 batters.
Barnette is in his first Major League Baseball season after spending the past six years in Japan.
Ishikawa now a Rivercat
Federal Way graduate Travis Ishikawa is back in the San Francisco Giants organization as a member of the Sacramento Rivercats.
Ishikawa re-signed with the Giants after being released from Charlotte of the Chicago White Sox organization.