Skelton has experience in the Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, and Washington Nationals organizations.
He has two seasons of Triple-A experience, including last year in Syracuse, where he finished with a .280 batting average in 17 games. Skelton spent 24 games at Double-A Harrisburg last year as well and hit .292.
Skelton has a minor league career .265 average, 451 hits, 89 doubles, eight triples, 22 home runs, and 220 RBI in 562 games played.
Arnesen, a right-handed pitcher, has spent his entire career before joining the Patriots in the Washington Nationals organization, including three seasons at the Triple-A level.
He spent the 2012 season in Triple-A Syracuse and finished with a 3-4 record, a 3.53 ERA, and 46 strikeouts in 63.2 innings pitched in 33 games.
In 2011, he finished with an 8-4 record, a 2.43 ERA, and 122 strikeouts in 126 innings pitched in 26 games at Double-A Harrisburg.
Arnesen has a minor league career 48-44 record, a 3.66 ERA, and 598 strikeouts in 778.2 innings pitched in 193 games played.
Gigliotti, a left-handed pitcher, has experience in the San Diego Padres organization and spent most of the 2012 season at their Single-A team in Lake Elsinore. He finished with a 1-1 record, a 3.38 ERA, and 12 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched in 14 games.
He has a minor league career 5-4 record, a 3.63 ERA, and 58 strikeouts in 52 innings pitched in 41 games.
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