Friday, June 16, 2017

Levin Leaves Akron Racers; Schlopy, Hugo "Derostered"

Akron Racers field manager Brian Levin has departed from the squad to commit on a full-time basis to his head coaching position at Belmont.

In addition, Racers stars Taylor Schlopy and Alex Hugo have both been removed from the team's active roster but remain under contract to the club.

Levin, now beginning his first full offseason as head coach at Belmont after being hired to the position last summer, found himself “stretched too thin”, according to Akron general manager and team owner Joey Arrietta.

Exacerbating the issue, Levin’s assistant coach with the Bruins, Ashley Thomas, is a member of the Racers’ roster, putting both of the program’s top coaches out of pocket for the entirety of the summer.

Schlopy and Hugo, two of the more popular members of the Racers’ roster, requested a release from their contracts, but were denied their request. As a result, both players have been removed from the team’s roster.

Despite their inactive status, both Schlopy and Hugo remain under contract with the team, prohibiting them from signing with a different club or anything similar. Both players are in the second year of two-year contracts and will become free agents in February of 2018.

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