— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Atlanta Braves - Claimed Brooks
Atlanta Braves - Claimed P Frank Brooks off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Dodgers got caught in a roster squeeze here - 5 of the other 39 players on their 40-man roster were on the 15-day DL and practically every other player on the 40-man but not the 25-man are prospects that they just don’t want to outright. Even the easiest decision, simply releasing Scott Erickson, doesn’t work since they would have to either use that roster spot in picking up a replacement or throwing Edwin Jackson or Derek Thompson in there, neither of which are good ideas at this point.
Attempting to outright Brooks was the least unpleasant decision; even though he’s hardly a top-tier lefty reliever, it does put the Dodgers in an uncomfortable situation, having to rely on Kelly Wunsch as the only viable bullpen southpaw in the organization until Wilson Alvarez is healthy. Unless someone really likes Mike Venafro, which I don’t.
Brooks will be in Richmond now, but don’t be surprised to see him in Atlanta this season. Him and Tom Martin are the only two lefty relievers on the Brave 40-man and someone like Adam Bernero isn’t well enough established that his job is locked up.
Posted: April 14, 2005 at 12:30 PM | 24 comment(s)
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