Signing a contract with the Nashua Pride of the Independent Can-Am League following his unexpected release by the Chicago Cubs this past spring, Jon Connolly had something to prove.
August 17, 2006
Just a year ago, Jon Connolly was a rising prospect in the Cubs' pool of talented young pitchers throughout the farm system.
LHP Jon Connolly was given his release this past weekend after two seasons with the Cubs' farm system.
Left-hander Jon Connolly battled through dead arm symptoms and inflammation in his throwing arm for a good part of his first Double-A season. He spent almost two months on the DL earlier this year and has now undergone season-ending surgery to clean up his shoulder.
Earlier this week, Inside The Ivy caught up with West Tenn starter Jon Connolly and got an update on his recent injury and return to the mound.