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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Small moves that paid off big

Remember all the fun the Padres had last winter though?

4. Nathan Eovaldi, SP, Yankees: Acquired from the Marlins in December in a trade that sent David Phelps and Martin Prado to Miami, Eovaldi didn’t seem to be making much progress in a Yankees uniform. After surrendering eight runs in two-thirds of an inning against his former team on June 16, he owned a 5.12 ERA through 13 starts, with opponents hitting .329 against him.

But the hard-throwing 25-year-old has turned things around since, going 8-0 with a 2.93 over 12 outings, including his eight scoreless innings on Monday against Houston. It’s a surge that seems to roughly correspond with a grip change on Eovaldi’s splitter. And with CC Sabathia going on the disabled list on Monday, it also looks like Eovaldi will be the only Yankees pitcher to remain in the rotation all season.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 25, 2015 at 03:16 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: transactions

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Giants To Sign Lucius Fox

“Prospect”? I think he should be running the organization!

The Giants have agreed to sign shortstop Lucius Fox to an approximately [$6 million] bonus, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports on Twitter. Fox, who’ll officially sign out of the Bahamas, entered the July 2 period as a consensus top-five prospect.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Arizona Diamondbacks call up Cuban OF Yasmany Tomas

This whole thing is working out great.

The Diamondbacks promoted Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas to the big leagues on Wednesday, a surprising move given the glut of position players already on the roster.

Just before Opening Day, the club optioned Tomas to Triple-A Reno, citing a lack of playing time and the desire for him to get regular at-bats to help in his development.

But an injury changed the equation for the Diamondbacks, who decided their need for another hitter in the majors trumped the need for Tomas to get consistent at-bats, particularly at a time when their 40-man roster options were limited.

“He’ll play off the bench for us,” [manager Chip] Hale said. “If there’s a start, we’ll see. I’m not sure.”

Tomas, whom the Diamondbacks signed in the offseason to a six-year, $68.5 million deal, was at the ballpark but not in the starting lineup for Wednesday night’s series finale against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

After hitting .257 with a .414 slugging in 70 at-bats in spring training, Tomas reported to Reno, where he went 4 for 21 (.190) with one homer and one double in 21 at-bats…

“I think we’re just going to have to play it by ear and see what happens,” General Manager Dave Stewart said. “We’re still trying to develop Yasmany and make sure he gets playing time.

“If he’s just here to hit and doesn’t get much time in the field, then that’s not beneficial to him and we’ll have to explore what our other options are at that time.”

Tomas could be an option in left field, right field or third base. However, Hale has been having trouble finding time for the four outfielders already here and has five infielders he’s been alternating between three spots.

The District Attorney Posted: April 16, 2015 at 12:23 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: diamondbacks, transactions, yasmany tomas

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Padres Acquire Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton Jr.

Only makes sense to trade Kimbrel (never mind dump B.J.) if you’re rebuilding… but I thought they’d, y’know, get something…

The Braves will acquire [Cameron] Maybin and [Carlos] Quentin, [Ken] Rosenthal tweets. The Braves will also acquire pitcher Matt Wisler, as FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi tweets. [Fangraphs’ Kiley] McDaniel tweets that the Braves will also receive outfield prospect Jordan Paroubeck. Rosenthal tweets that the Braves will also receive the 41st pick in this June’s draft.


 

 

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