Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Beau Torbert's Number Retired by Sioux Falls Canaries

Beau Torbert, a member of the 2004 Greeneville Astros, was honored last night by the Sioux Falls Canaries of the independent league American Association.  He was named as the inaugural member of their Hall of Fame and had his #7 retired. 

Here is what folks are saying about Torbert and his honor:

Sioux Falls Argus Leader: 

He’s the best player I’ve seen in a Canaries/Pheasants uniform, and a good dude who clearly was genuinely moved by the honor. And the Canaries did a nice job of not overdoing it with the ceremony. It was well done.

Beau's hometown paper

Sioux Falls local television station video on Torbert. 

Torbert was drafted in the 17th round out of Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. He spent 2004 with Greeneville and climbed the ladder in the Astros system up to AAA Round Rock before his release in 2007.  He then played three years of independent ball in Sioux Falls.  He was named Baseball America's Independent Player of the Year in 2010. He signed with the Braves as a minor league free agent but was released at the end of spring training. 

After one season of being a hitting coach for the Lincoln Saltdogs, Torbert now resides in the Sioux Falls area and works for the Canaries front office as their Baseball Outreach Coordinator.

Congrats to Beau on the honor and best of luck in his future endeavors. 

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