With the Dodgers season now less than three
months away, we are excited to announce the
return of Brett Backman and Sean Cunningham to
the Dodgers organization in 2008.

Backman was a member of the Dodgers pitching
staff in 2004 and was the Staff Ace of the Senior
Elimination Oshawa Royals in 2007.   Backman
got the start as the Royals downed the Tecumseh
Thunder to capture their first provincial
championship and the right to represent Ontario at
the Canadian Senior Baseball Championship in
Quebec City.  Brett is a senior at Florida Tech
University.  Last year he posted a 3-3 record as a
reliever with the Panthers with a 4.45 ERA and is
1-1 with one save and a 2.84 ERA early in this
year’s college season.

Cunningham played in fourteen games for the
Dodgers in the 2005 season recording a .365
batting average with 19 hits, 6 runs and 8 RBI in
52 at-bats.  Sean will see time as both an infielder
and outfielder with the Dodgers this season.  Sean
is a former draft pick of the San Diego Padres
organization, selected in the 47th round of the
2004 amateur entry draft.  He is currently a Junior
at Lindenwood University in St. Charles Missouri.
Backman and Cunningham Return to Dodgers