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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Royals DFA Billy Hamilton

The Kansas City Royals have designated Billy Hamilton for assignment.

You’re heard the phrase “that’s what speed do?” Well, Hamilton is a living example of what having only speed do: makes it really hard for you to stick on a big league roster.

So, where does he run off to now?

 

QLE Posted: August 18, 2019 at 03:51 AM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: billy hamilton, designated for assignment, speed

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Diamondbacks DFA reliever Holland

PHOENIX (AP) — Relief pitcher Greg Holland, a three-time All-Star who led the National League in saves in 2017 with 41, was designated for assignment Wednesday by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Holland, in his ninth season and first with the Diamondbacks, is 1-2 with a 4.54 earned run average in 40 games. He has 17 saves in 22 chances, but saw his ERA climb from 2.33 at the end of June to its current number.

For those who want a reminder as to how fungible most relievers are….

 

QLE Posted: August 08, 2019 at 04:53 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: designated for assignment, diamondbacks, greg holland

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Indians designate Carlos Gonzalez for assignment

The Indians have designated outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for assignment. This comes after Gonzalez batted a mere .210/.282/.276 over 117 plate appearances in Cleveland. That came after he had to settle for a minor league contract with the Indians in mid-March.

A few years ago Gonzalez was a superstar, winning three Gold Gloves, two Silver Slugger Awards, making the All-Star team three times and coming in third in the MVP balloting once upon a time. That was then, however. His most recent good season came in 2016, when he hit .298/.350/.505 with 25 homers and drove in 100. In 2017 and 2018 he combined to hit .232/.269/.334. Between his falloff in production and the fact that his big numbers of the past were heavily supported by playing at Coors Field, it should not be shocking that he couldn’t make it work in Cleveland.

If he wants to continue his career, he’ll no doubt have to take a minor league gig someplace. Otherwise, this could be the end of the line.

QLE Posted: May 23, 2019 at 10:32 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos gonzalez, designated for assignment

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Athletics designate Kendrys Morales for assignment

The Oakland Athletics designated Kendrys Morales for assignment this morning.

Morales, 35, was batting just .204/.310/.259 with one home run through 126 plate appearances this season. He’ll now go on waivers and, in all likelihood, will clear them, be released, and become a free agent. There could be a team or two interested in a look as he hit.249/.331/.438 with 21 home runs and 57 RBI in 471 plate appearances last season, but this could be the end of the line for him.

Today’s entry in “Players You Weren’t Sure Were Still Playing, But Aren’t At All Surprised By What Team They’re Members Of”.

 

QLE Posted: May 14, 2019 at 03:54 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, designated for assignment, kendrys morales

 

 

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