The Salt Lake Trappers have announced their first batch of player signings for the 1989 season. They have signed nine players so far, including four players back from last year.

Shortstop Ray Karczewski, outfielder Pat Waid and pitchers Tony St. John and Fred Riscen will return.The five new players added to the roster are first baseman/outfielder Joe Beaulac of Eckerd College in Florida; second baseman/outfielder Lawrence Smith of the Burlington Indians in the Appalachian League; outfielder Jim Troup of Fullerton Junior College; catcher/third baseman Mike Bible of College of the Canyons; and right-handed pitcher Mike Ashworth of Westmont College and the Burlington Indians.

The Pioneer League opens play June 19. Linda Hamilton