June 5 – 11

Scoreboard

Heating Up: Boston & Santa Fe tied for the highest winning percentage in the league, at .733 (11-4)

Cooling Off: Chicago, AL & Salem tied for the lowest winning percentage in the league, at .267 (4-11)

 

Game Highlights

Hooks Collins (SS-Anaheim) and Eddie Haynes (2B-Las Vegas) tied for the league lead with 4 Game Highlights this week

 

Transactions

Waivers

  • Al Castillo (LF-New York) was accepted back under Rule 5 Draft regulations, then waived
  • Dioner Saenz (SS-Chicago, AL) was claimed away from Monterrey by St. Louis, then waived and claimed again
  • Joe Lee (2B-St. Louis) was claimed away from Louisville
  • Matty Santana (3B-Syracuse) awaits his fate on the Wire
  • Gio Roque (C-Tucson) was designated for assignment & waived

Promotions

  • Morgan Snow (C-Monterrey) will make his ML debut on Opening Day
  • Albert Valdes (RP-Salem) has the chance to play a full season of ML baseball
  • Enny Eovaldi (RP-Salem) will return to the big club for his 3rd ML season
  • Ezdra Lira (RP-Salem) will look to lower his 15.00 career ERA this season
  • Adam Harnisch (2B-New York) will be with the ML squad all season afterall
  • Steven Wilson (C-Honolulu) finally got the call to the parent club
  • Dick Higginson (SP-St. Louis) has gotten his chance to make it in the big leagues
  • Matthew Loney (SP-St. Louis) will try and grab a rotation spot
  • Avisail Megias (SP-Toledo) get his first crack at the big leagues
  • Danny Sherman (2B-Toledo) will try and maintain his 1.000 ML OBP
  • Saul Torres (CF-Toledo) has a chance to play a full ML season for the first time
  • Rafael Alomar (SS-Toledo) completes the Mud Hens youth movement for this season
  • James Gorecki (DH-Chicago,AL) has started his ML career 11-for-36
  • Anthony Melton (3B-Madison) has started his ML career 7-for-28
  • Kurt Diaz (3B-New York) returned to the ML squad after a 4-game AAA demotion
  • Kris Brock (SP-Syracuse) returned to the majors after one start at AAA
  • Pablo Johnson (SS-Boise) will make his first ML appearance since S34
  • Brent McCullers (SP-Boise) will make his ML debut in his next game
  • Ismael Mujica (2B-Boise) returns to the ML level after two seasons at AAA
  • Lloyd Drew (RP-Boise) is set to make his ML debut
  • Jackson Whitaker (3B-Boise) joins the 40M roster after his first promotion to the ML level
  • David Montanez (C-Tucson) will make his ML debut after two full AAA seasons

Free Agency

  • Bartolo Osoria (RP) signed a 1 year, $500k deal with Santa Fe
  • Vince Lowery (CF) signed a 1 year, $1.1M deal with Louisville
  • Slick Evert (SS) signed a 1 year, $430k deal with Louisville
  • Joseph Murata (SP) signed a 1 year, $545k deal with Louisville
  • Diory Samuel (SP) signed a 1 year, $755k deal with Louisville
  • Jorge Solano (SP) signed a 1 year, $820k deal with Kansas City
  • Willie Beltre (RP) signed a 1 year, $327k deal with Toledo
  • Courtney Simpson (RP) signed a 1 year, $360k deal with Chicago, AL
  • Kenny Freese (RP) signed a 1 year, $500k deal with Chicago, AL
  • Yannick Belisle (LF) signed a 1 year, $319k deal with Chicago, AL
  • Domingo Pescado (1B) signed a 1 year, $340k deal with Chicago, AL
  • Stuart Mitre (SP) signed a 1 year, $525k deal with Chicago, AL
  • Louie Almanzar (SP) signed a 1 year, $565k deal with Chicago, AL
  • Harry Sosa (RP) signed a 1 year, $505k deal with Chicago, AL
  • Henderson Morris (RP) signed a 1 year, $515k deal with Chicago, AL
  • Graham Davidson (RP) signed a 1 year, $770k deal with Chicago, AL
  • Jake Sierra (SP) signed a 1 year, $555k deal with Chicago, AL
  • Matt Barber (RP) signed a 1 year, $625k deal with Chicago, AL
  • Al Gabriel (RP) signed a 1 year, $770k deal with Chicago, AL
  • Juan Franco (RP) signed a 1 year, $830k deal with Milwaukee
  • Douglas Anderson (CF) signed a 1 year, $1.3M deal with Monterrey
  • Red Heredia (SS) was released from New York and can now negotiate with all teams
  • Nash Lange (3B) signed a 1 year, $810k deal with Boston
  • Al Delgado (SS) signed a 1 year, $695k deal with Tampa Bay
  • Jorge Nunez (RP) signed a 1 year, $2M deal with Syracuse

Trades

International Free Agency

  • Orber Aquino (CF-Monterrey) signed a minor league contract with a $20.3M signing bonus and Spring Training Invite for S38
  • Maikel Arruebarrena (1B-Syracuse) signed a minor league contract with a $40k signing bonus
  • Peter Zheng (RP-Syracuse) signed a minor league contract with a $200k signing bonus
  • Efren Johnson (SS-Tucson) signed a minor league contract with a $2.3M signing bonus and Spring Training Invite for S38
  • JP Wilfredo (SS-Milwaukee) signed a minor league contract with an $82k signing bonus
  • Damaso Vasquez (SS-St. Louis) signed a minor league contract with a $6M signing bonus
  • Brian Pan (1B-Montreal) signed a minor league contract with a $12.2M signing bonus and Spring Training Invite for S38
  • Angelys Urrutia (P-Montreal) signed a minor league contract with an $80k signing bonus
  • Leandro Beltre (P-Anaheim) signed a minor league contract with a $240k signing bonus
  • Rico Campos (C-Little Rock) signed a minor league contract with a $51k signing bonus

DL Report

Placed on the DL this week:

  • Al Springer (SP-Chicago): Elbow Surgery, 60 day DL
  • Ronn Kelly (RP-Milwaukee): Elbow Inflammation, 15 day DL
  • Sal Stein (LF-Madison): Rib Cage Ligament Sprain, 15 day DL
  • Ronn King (2B-St. Louis): Broken Hand, 60 day DL
  • Nick McRae (3B-Boston): Pulled Hamstring, 15 day DL
  • Yasiel Flores (SS-Tampa Bay): Fractured Clavicle, 60 day DL
  • Junior Martinez (SP-Syracuse): Sprained Shoulder, 15 day DL
  • Josh Walker (RF-Chicago, NL): ACL Tear, 60 day DL [Out For Season]

Removed from the DL this week:

  • Hal Darr (RF-Madison): Strained Back, 15 day DL
  • Cookie Alou (RP-Syracuse): Shoulder Tendonitis, 15 day DL
  • Avisail Rosado (SS-Montreal): Strained Hamstring, 15 day DL
  • Mario Evans (SP-Monterrey): Shoulder Bone Spur, 15 day DL

Noteworthy Games

Misc.

  • LCDudes replaced jsmith6244 as the owner of the Cubbies. Thanks for the relief effort & hopefully it won’t take too much work to right the ship!
  • Anaheim and Syracuse played a strange game on Thursday morning. It went to extra innings before the Stars errupted for 11 runs in the top of the 12th for a huge win.
  • Syracuse & New York also had a similar experience in Neftali Urbina’s Noteworthy Game…after nine innings the score was 2-2. Then the top of the 10th happened.
  • Other blog posts in production:
    • FYC Record Books-Active Leaders
    • Owner Interviews
      • Blrinco
      • Kb22
    • S37 Division Previews
    • Career WAR Totals [since S34]
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