Hall of Fame player, Jordan Halverson, is now a member of the Ubbelohde Hill underdogs. Halverson was acquired in a cash-for-player trade today from the Rapids.
The underdogs attempted to trade for Halverson during the offseason, but the Rapids reported asking price of $40 at the time was too high for u-dogs management. Yesterday, the teams settled on $14.
Halverson is in the final season of his $24/3-season contract originally signed with the Rapids after JAL 13, making him set to become a free agent after this season.
"He did a lot for our squad, but it was time to move on," said Rapids general manager Ty Johnson.
In Halverson's first season with the Rapids the team made the NC Finals. Last season the Rapids missed the playoffs and so far this season are 0-3.
"We obviously need some changes," Ty Johnson added.
Ubbelohde Hill general Manager Ryan Fish said he is ecstatic for Halverson to join the team.
"He's going to help us a lot in trying to get the underdogs finally over the hump of making it back to the playoffs," Fish said.
Coincidently, the underdogs and Rapids are set to square off in the next session of regular games this season over the weekend of July 15-16.
To make space on the roster for Halverson, the underdogs released Caleb Mosteller.