Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bad News: Albert Suarez' Elbow, Daniel April Retires

Hudson Valley RenegadesSean T. McMann of the Poughkeepsie Journal has an update on RHSP Albert Suarez:
Less than two weeks after taking the mound in the season opener, Hudson Valley Renegades pitcher Albert Suarez will fly to Tampa, Fla., today to have his injured right elbow examined.

"Hopefully things come up negative, and he come back up here," Renegades manager Brady Williams said of Suarez, who went 0-2 with the rookie-level Princeton (W. Va.) Rays last season before making his Hudson Valley debut.

At the end of his 4 2/3 innings of work at Staten Island on June 25, Suarez experienced pain in his pitching elbow.

"He felt something in there," Williams said, "and we had to take him out."
McMann also reports (see page 2) that LHRP Daniel April has retired:
Fellow hurler Daniel April, who struck out a batter and gave up one hit in 1 1/3 innings of relief with the Renegades, has retired; the Tampa Bay Rays drafted April in this year's 39th round.
FYI, MiLB still has him as 'active'.


  1. Why would that guy retire already?

  2. I've read everything I can find, nothing says why.

  3. Rumor has it that he was going to be sent to Princeton, so he decided to retire and pursue his Master's degree.