"They just decided they wanted to make a move, and I was the lucky guy," Bootland said after a little chalk talk with the coaching staff.
"It's interesting. It's definitely a shock. Got a little wake-up call. There's 12 messages on my phone, I figured there has to be something going on. It's a little shocking, a little exciting."
"(I'll miss) Mostly the guys, I think, a great group of guys," Bootland said. "I got along with most everyone, that was the nice thing. It was a lot of fun, helping out with the young kids."
Matt Keith's career stats are listed here.