Former Kansas University guard C.J. Henry has signed a contract for the 2015 baseball season with the Kansas City T-Bones.
Henry, 28, hit .332 with 29 RBIs and 38 runs scored in 57 games with Evansville of the Frontier League in 2013. He missed the 2014 season because of an injury, but played this offseason in the California Winter League, which finished its season Sunday.
“We expect C.J. to come in and compete for a regular-season roster spot,” T-Bones manager John Massarelli said. “He is a hitter who can get on base, as he proved in Evansville. Defensively, he’s an athletic outfielder who has versatility to play in the infield, also.”
The New York Yankees selected Henry in the first round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Putnam City (Oklahoma) High. He spent four seasons in the New York and Philadelphia minor-league systems, reaching high-A with the Yankees in 2008. He played one year at KU (2009-10) with his brother, Xavier, finishing his basketball career at Southern Nazarene, an NAIA school in Oklahoma, in 2011.