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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Hardball Talk: Braves sign Ben Sheets to minor league contract

From FOX’s Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran right-hander Ben Sheets.

Sheets hasn’t appeared in a major league game since July 9, 2010, when he was a member of the A’s. And he underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery a little under two years ago… Sheets owns a 3.79 career ERA and 1.22 career WHIP.

The District Attorney Posted: July 01, 2012 at 02:19 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: ben sheets, braves, minor leagues, transactions

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   1. Esoteric Posted: July 01, 2012 at 04:14 PM (#4170752)
Now there's a guy I had completely forgotten about.
   2. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: July 01, 2012 at 04:32 PM (#4170776)
Everything’s broken…

Ben Sheets doesn't exactly speak English, either. I wonder if he still speaks fluent Yellow Hammer, though.
   3. Lassus Posted: July 01, 2012 at 05:48 PM (#4170835)
Now there's a guy I had completely forgotten about.

One studio almost in the past 8 years will do that.
   4. xdog Posted: July 01, 2012 at 06:48 PM (#4170860)
Here's the AJC posting by David O'Brien:
   5. Lassus Posted: July 01, 2012 at 11:48 PM (#4171020)
Er, album, that is.
   6. zachtoma Posted: July 02, 2012 at 01:19 AM (#4171052)
One studio almost in the past 8 years will do that.

If you're talking about Tom Waits the number is three including one triple album.
   7. UCCF Posted: July 02, 2012 at 01:22 AM (#4171053)
Now there's a guy I had completely forgotten about.

Yep. It wasn't until I saw the headline that I wondered whatever happened to that guy. I don't think I knew it had been 2 years since he appeared in the majors, and I definitely didn't remember that he played with the A's.

He disappeared like Brandon Webb did - 3.5 seasons since his last appearance, and I see he only threw 4 games in the minors in that time. Is he completely retired?
   8. Loren F. Posted: July 02, 2012 at 02:25 AM (#4171062)
Webb had a career-ending injury.

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