Thursday, July 1, 2010

Moves and Notes

Texas
Recalled Pedro Strop. Hopefully this kid gets a legit chance to stick this time. He has slumped a bit the last couple of weeks, a little more hittable, a little less command, but at least 2 reports have him touching 97-98 this week. Kids a stud: FB, Slider, Split - all swing and miss pitches when their on.

Including tonight's start (Thursday), CJ Wilson has 24 walks in his last 6 starts!

OKC
Hersom on Boggs
Chris Davis named PCL all-star starter; Strop and Kirkman names as reserves.
Per Hersom, Boggs is dealing with a wrist injury:
Boggs has been bothered by strained ligaments in his left wrist over the last two weeks. A switch-hitter, he has been limited to batting against only right-handed pitchers.

Frisco
Jacob Kaase demoted to Bak.

Bak
Jared Bolden demoted to Hickory.

Hickory
Dad's Notes
Robbie Erlin named SAL pitcher of the week, June 21-27.

Edwin Garcia has moved into the starting SS spot with Leury on the DL. He's plays above average shortop with good speed that does not play up on the bases, he has good gap power and a patient approach but has a long swing that makes him prone to slumps. He has been hitting much better this week and has had a lot of quality at bats, working long counts, which makes me think he has made some mechanical adjustments of late to allow him to make more consistent contact. One thing is for sure, his hands and transfer are much more reliable than Leury's and you won't see a spate of errors from the kid. I'm an "Easy Eddie" homer to be sure.

Arizona
From Bill Mitchell(billazbbphotog):
"Profar and Sardinas were the high profile shortstop signings by #Rangers last year, but I also like the way Oduber Herrera plays defense."

Virtual Reality
My favorite google query that resulted in a hit on this site: "Newberg gets paid."




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