Spink remains top relief option out of Lincoln bullpen

June 10, 2015

Conor Spink BaseballA relief pitcher’s worth can be determined by how often he’s summoned from the bullpen.

The Lincoln Saltdogs must think a lot of Eagle River’s Conor Spink.

The American Association independent pro team has turned to the left-handed relief pitcher in 10 of 19 games this season.

This is Spink’s fourth year with the Saltdogs.

The 27-year-old has entered games in the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth innings. He’s got one and pitched as many as 3.1 innings.

His versatility is why Lincoln keeps calling him from the bullpen.

Spink, of Chugiak High fame, is one of just seven Alaskans to appear in 100 career games at the pro level.

He has a 3.69 ERA in 104 games with 100 strikeouts in 127 innings.