Saturday, February 20, 2010

Former Rays News

We try to post all of the Rays minor league transactions here as soon as we get them. We often notice moves involving former Rays organization players too, but they really don't merit a post here. Since many of you are like us and like to keep tabs on those guys, we have begun posting those transactions in the RP Forum. You can create your own topics in the Forum, so please be sure to post any that you see we have missed.

A few recent ex-Rays moves include Wade Townsend, Ryan Morse, Jino Gonzalez, Jae Kuk Ryu, Mike McCormick, Christian Lopez, Jeremy Owens, Joe Gaetti, and Joel Guzman (pictured).

And under former almost-Rays news, these tweets from Andy Seiler:
AndySeiler: Pierce Johnson in for Missouri State. Rays' unsigned 15th-rounder a year ago.

AndySeiler: Johnson flashes a true plus CB. Average FB.
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  1. Mike McCormick isn't with the Rays organization anymore?? What happened? Trade? Released? Mistake?

  2. Anonymous: I think it's a mistake, I haven't heard anything about him being released or anything. I'll let Doug come and clarify though...

  3. Like herding cats... Here is what was posted and linked to in the RP Forum:

    Me: Something I hadn't heard, from the Princeton Rays site:

    "Mike McCormick, the starting third baseman for the P-Rays in both 2005 and 2006, recently announced his retirement from professional baseball. After leaving Princeton, McCormick was converted to a catcher and played three more seasons in the Tampa Bay Rays' farm system from 2007-2009. He is currently second in Princeton franchise history in career doubles and third in career extra base hits while wearing the Princeton uniform."

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