[EDIT] Apparently the report is false
His CBSSports page has it.
Sad, though not at all unexpected news. Townsend was one of Rice's "Big Three" from the 2004 draft, when he was taken by Baltimore. The two sides failed to reach terms, and he entered the draft next year and was selected by the Rays. He debuted in Hudson Valley in 2005 and then played in the Arizona Fall league, but almost immediately needed Tommy John surgery, the first of his major surgeries. He last pitched in the Arizona Fall League in 2008, where he again had to leave early due to a major injury, this time a torn labrum.
The news is particularly disappointing for the Rays considering the strength of the 2005 draft(of the top 12 picks, only Townsend has not appeared in the majors).
who did you hear this from? lately there has been some things on here i think you guys have been given the wrong information.ReplyDelete
It's on his CBS Sports page, as I linked to... We almost always post links to the information we're getting, so I'm not sure what we may have gotten wrong...ReplyDelete
Nevermind, I think I see what you're referring to. It's a hectic time with rosters being released and such, but we should have waited for the official GCL roster.ReplyDelete
yeah the roseters and people being released im not sure about Southern either i think he is rehabbing. Its the same with Ryan Owen he was never released but you cant find his name either on a roster and with a couple other people like Will Kline hes not on a roster but is still with the Rays so just because they arent on a roster doesnt mean right away they are released thats why I asked who you getting this information from.ReplyDelete
Simply not true Please verify your facts before postingReplyDelete
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Again, we're just posting what comes across, as long as it's from a reputable source. I had no reason to doubt the report, although I haven't seen it confirmed anywhere. We're not trying to spread rumors or anything, we just saw it reported and posted a link to it.ReplyDelete
Townsend in not retired. He is on rehab assignment in Port Charlotte. Easy to verify rather than posting incorrect information.ReplyDelete
I have edited the post to reflect the fact he's not retired.ReplyDelete