Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Moves

Nevin Ashley
Catcher Nevin Ashley has been assigned to the GCL Rays on an injury rehab assignment (right hand) from the Durham Bulls. He went 0-3 with a strikeout today as the GCL Rays designated hitter.

RHSP Shane Dyer has been assigned back to the Montgomery Biscuits from the Durham Bulls.

RHRP Alex Koronis has been assigned to the Charlotte Stone Crabs from the Montgomery Biscuits.

July 2nd international signings:

- Catcher Erick Maria from the Dominican Republic for $300,000. Was Eric Otanez and 16 last year, now he's Maria and 18.

- RHP Jose Mujica, 16, out of Venezuela for $1,000,000. More on him.

- RHP Deivy Mendez, 16, from the Dominican Republic for $120,000.

- Catcher David Rodriguez, 16, out of Venezuela. More on him.

Not sure about Maria/Otanez, but none of the 16 year-olds will play in any games until next year since they signed 2013 contracts.

And here are the evening moves:

Craig Albernaz
Catcher Craig Albernaz was assigned to the Durham Bulls from the Hudson Valley Renegades. Paper move.

The Durham Bulls have activated outfielder Brandon Allen from the temporarily inactive list. Players can be put on the TI list for just about any reason. The drawback is that the player needs to miss 3 games before they are eligible to be activated, and Allen did.

The Durham Bulls activated RHRP Brandon Gomes and LHRP Cesar Ramos, back once again from the Rays.

Outfielder Jeff Salazar has been assigned to the Hudson Valley Renegades from the Durham Bulls. Paper move.

Jhonny Nunez
RHRP Jhonny Nunez was released from the Durham Bulls. He was 2-2 with a 6.57 ERA in 22 appearances this year, including 3 spot starts. In 37.0 innings he struck out 29 but walked 26 and allowed 8 home runs.

The Durham Bulls placed C/OF Stephen Vogt (symptoms of concussion) on the 7-day disabled list. He left Sunday's game after the second inning and went 0-1 in his only plate appearance, snapping his on-base streak of 27 consecutive games. From 5/31 to 6/30 Vogt reached base in every game he played in, going 40-110 (.364) with 6 2B, 3B, 5 HR, 19 RBI, and 17 BB with a .446 OBP.

And some post-game news:

Todd Glaesmann
Outfielder Sam Fuld (right wrist surgery) reportedly will begin an injury rehab assignment with the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Saturday. He was first placed on the disabled list by the Rays on April 2nd and was subsequently transferred to the 60-day DL on April 15th.

Charlotte Stone Crabs outfielder Mikie Mahtook left tonight's game in the first inning after crashing into the outfield wall.

Per Bowling Green beat reporter Micheal Compton (@mcompton428), Hot Rods outfielder Todd Glaesmann left tonight's game in the 8th inning after being hit by a pitch on his left hand. Compton tweeted this update after the game:
No official word on Glaesmann from Brady Williams post game. He got hit on top of hand and was sent to hospital for X-Rays.

Rays outfielder/DH Hideki Matsui left the game after the top of the 2nd inning with left hamstring tightness. More on his status from...
Manager Joe Maddon: “Hamstring tightness. Not on the first play where it came back on him. I think it was on the second play where he ran towards the wall in the corner. So he’s just a little bit tight. He did mention it of course so we’re not going to mess with that. So, we’ll know more tomorrow. But we’re just gonna say it’s tight for now."

Hideki Matsui: “The foul ball that Jeter hit, I was running after that and I felt like I pulled something; something tightened up. So when I came back to the dugout, they told me that for precautionary reasons to come out of the game. Right now I feel like it has calmed down, so I think it just tightened up. … I think it’s going to be a few days, but not to the point where I would go to the DL."


  1. Lets now also sign Castillo (linked to the Rays as mentioned in Kevins post on DRaysBay) and the Rays have a couple of high upside pitchers more in their system.

  2. #9- Joey Rickard has signed- flew into the Hudson Valley tonight. (plays OF)

    1. Awesome! Glad they got him inked!

    2. Thanks for the tip yesterday, confirmed he signed, no bonus info yet (not sure if we'll get it for a 9th rounder, we'll see).

  3. Man, the injuries won't stop this year!

    By the way: Any news what-so-ever on Shaffer?

    1. I've never seen a season this bad, things are much better than they were a few weeks ago but it just continues.

      Nothing on Shaffer, still a week and a half to go.

  4. Last night's game- Hudson Valley vs Brooklyn was televised on SNY. It was, unfortunately, proof that Hudson Valley is still playing its' games for, "Development," (as Tampa Bay has said every year), and not for the wins. (Wins are secondary.) Very frustrating for the fans. For that reason, alone, I have to wonder if playoffs will ever happen at any of Tampa Bay's short season teams.

  5. Any chance Henry Wrigley gets the call to replace Matsui?

    1. Wouldn't that be great? Love to see him get a shot.

    2. ANYONE to replace Matsui.He's finished as a player!! That experiment needs to be over.

  6. Where is the corresponding move in PC? I bet murrill is moving to the dl (back injury). Any word on glasemann today?

    1. Koronis probably hasn't arrived yet, should be soon. Nothing new on any of the injuries.

    2. Compton just tweeted that Glaesmann's hand is not broken. Nothing else.