Tag Archive for Jeremy Accardo

A’s Major & Minor League Off-Season Transactions – Dec. 18 Update: A’s Find A Hiro To Play SS

Hiro

Hiro: Better than Godzilla?

Well, the biggest story to break for A’s fans in the weeks before the holidays was the news that A’s free agent shortstop Stephen Drew had agreed to a $9.5 million/1-year deal with the Red Sox, followed quickly by the news that Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima had agreed to a $6.5 million/2-year deal (plus incentives and a $5.5 million 1-year option) with the A’s. The 30-year-old right-handed hitter has a career .310/.381/.474 slash line plus 104 home runs and 97 stolen bases over the last 6 seasons in Japan. His signing seems to settle the A’s starting shortstop question and makes arbitration-eligible Adam Rosales the likely backup at the position.

A’s free agent pitcher Brandon McCarthy also decided to leave the team for a $15.5 million/2-year deal with Arizona. It doesn’t look like the A’s are planning on signing a major league pitcher to replace McCarthy, but will instead count on a full season of availability from major-league ready RHP Dan Straily to make up for McCarthy’s loss.

On the minor league front, since our last update, the A’s traded RHP Graham Godfrey to the Red Sox as the player to be named in the deal to acquire RHP Sandy Rosario, who was later designated for assignment by the A’s and re-claimed by the Red Sox who then designated him for assignment again. So the A’s basically gave Godfrey to the Red Sox for the privilege of having Rosario on the roster for a few days. Minor league outfielder Jermaine Mitchell, who cleared waivers and elected free agency, ended up signing a minor league deal with the Phillies.

The most significant minor league addition the A’s made since our last update was the acquisition of 27-year-old minor league free agent catcher/first baseman Steven Hill, who’s played in 10 major league games for the Cardinals and spent most of last season at Triple-A Memphis, where he had a .266/.326/.488 slash line. The right-handed hitter figures to share the catching duties at Sacramento in 2013 with fellow minor league free agent signee Luke Montz.

You’ll find all new transactions since our last update noted below with italics and an asterisk. Any players who’ve recently been taking up space on the 40-man roster are listed below under Major League transactions, while all other players are listed under Minor League transactions. For all the minor league players, I’ve listed their primary positions as well as the level they spent the most time at in 2012. Just click on any player’s name to see their Baseball-Reference stats page…

 

MAJOR LEAGUE CHANGES

-Jonny Gomes OF / +Chris Young OF

-Pennington/Drew SS / +Hiroyuki Nakajima SS *

-Brandon Hicks IF / +Andy Parrino IF

-Brandon McCarthy RHP / +NONE *

-Jim Miller RHP / +Chris Resop RHP

-Tyson Ross RHP / +Andrew Werner LHP

 

Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima

+ MAJOR LEAGUE ADDITIONS

Chris Young OF (traded from AZ)

Hiroyuki Nakajima SS (signed from Japan) *

Andy Parrino IF (traded from SD)

Chris Resop RHP (traded from PITT)

Andrew Werner LHP (traded from SD)

 

- MAJOR LEAGUE SUBTRACTIONS

Jonny Gomes OF (FA signed with BOS)

Stephen Drew SS (FA signed with BOS) *

Cliff Pennington SS (traded to AZ)

Brandon Hicks IF (traded to NYM)

Brandon McCarthy RHP (FA signed with AZ) *

Jim Miller RHP (claimed by NYY)

Tyson Ross RHP (traded to SD)

 

Steven Hill

Steven Hill

+ MINOR LEAGUE ADDITIONS

Scott Moore 3B-1B AAA (minor league FA)

Luke Montz C-1B AAA (minor league FA)

Steven Hill C-1B AAA (minor league Rule 5 draftee) *

Tom Mendonca 3B AA (minor league rule 5 draftee) *

Darwin Perez SS-2B AA (minor league FA)

D’Arby Myers OF AA (minor league FA) *

Garrett Olson LHP AAA (minor league FA)

Justin Thomas LHP AAA (minor league FA)

Mike Ekstrom RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Kyler Newby RHP AA (minor league FA)

Yeiper Castillo RHP A (minor league FA) *

 

Jermaine Mitchell

Jermaine Mitchell

- MINOR LEAGUE SUBTRACTIONS

Kila Ka’aihue 1B AAA (minor league FA signed with AZ)

Jermaine Mitchell OF AAA (minor league FA signed with PHI) *

Blake Lalli C AAA (minor league FA signed with MIL)

Jason Jaramillo C AAA (minor league FA)

Wes Timmons IF AAA (minor league FA)

Matt Rizzotti 1B AA (minor league FA)

Leonardo Gil 3B AA (minor league FA)

A.J. Kirby-Jones 1B A (traded to SD)

Yordy Cabrera SS A (traded to MIA)

Michael Gilmartin SS-2B A (minor league Rule 5 draftee by CIN) *

Eliezer Mesa OF A (minor league Rule 5 draftee by DET) *

Graham Godfrey RHP AAA (traded to BOS) *

Rich Thompson RHP AAA (minor league FA signed with TOR) *

Jeremy Accardo RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Merkin Valdez RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Justin Souza RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Fabio Castro LHP AA (minor league FA)

Beau Jones LHP AA (minor league FA)

Matt McSwain RHP AA (minor league FA)

Jonathan Ortiz RHP AA (minor league FA)

Jose Guzman RHP AA (minor league FA)

Zach Thornton RHP A (traded to PITT)

 

Adam Rosales

Adam Rosales

RETURNING FREE AGENTS/ARB ELIGIBLES/OPTIONS

Daric Barton 1B (Arb Eligible Re-Signed)

Adam Rosales IF (Arb Eligible Re-Signed)

Pat Neshek RHP (Arb Eligible Re-Signed)

Bartolo Colon RHP (Free Agent Re-Signed)

Grant Balfour RHP (Option Renewed)

 

RETURNING ARB ELIGIBLES

Seth Smith OF (Arb Eligible)

Brandon Moss 1B (Arb Eligible)

George Kottaras C (Arb Eligible)

Jerry Blevins LHP (Arb Eligible)

Chris Resop RHP (Arb Eligible)

 

UNSIGNED MLB FREE AGENTS

Brandon Inge 3B (MLB Free Agent)

Dallas Braden LHP (MLB Free Agent)

Joey Devine RHP (MLB Free Agent)

 

COMING & GOING

Sandy Rosario RHP (traded from BOS – designated for assignment)

 

Be sure to like A’s Farm’s page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @AthleticsFarm to keep up with all the news down on the farm!

A’s Major & Minor League Off-Season Transactions – Dec. 1 Update

Jonny Gomes - All dressed up, with somewhere to go

Jonny Gomes: All dressed up, with somewhere to go.

With a flurry of activity on Friday just ahead of Major League Baseball’s non-tender deadline and with the Winter Meetings starting on Monday in Nashville, it seems like a good time to recap all the A’s major and minor league transactions from the end of the season through the non-tender deadline of November 30th. The most significant changes to affect the major league roster so far this off-season have been Jonny Gomes signing with Boston, the Chris Young/Cliff Pennington trade with Arizona, as well as the Tyson Ross trade with San Diego. These deals, along with a few other minor moves, have basically resulted in Chris Young replacing Jonny Gomes in the lineup and Chris Resop replacing Jim Miller in the bullpen, with Andy Parrino replacing Brandon Hicks and Andrew Werner replacing Tyson Ross as guys who’ll probably end up spending most of their time at Sacramento while filling in in Oakland as needed.

The biggest remaining question mark for the A’s is who will replace Cliff Pennington and Stephen Drew as the team’s starting shortstop in 2013. The two combined to start 129 games at shortstop for the A’s in 2012. Right now, with Pennington having been traded to Arizona and Drew a free agent, the position’s a bit of a black hole. But the assumption is that the A’s will either make a deal for a shortstop (possibly at the Winter Meetings), sign one on the free agent market (Marco Scutaro, Ronny Cedeno, Cesar Izturis, Jason Bartlett, Alex Gonzalez), or possibly even re-sign Drew if the market for him doesn’t end up getting too hot.

Of course, the team has already picked up closer Grant Balfour’s option, re-signed free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon, and re-signed arbitration eligible players Pat Neshek, Adam Rosales and Daric Barton. For those about to panic, don’t worry, Barton’s contract is not guaranteed, so he can be cut anytime and the A’s won’t owe him another dime. As of Friday night, there was no official word as to whether or not the team had offered contracts to their five remaining arbitration eligible players – outfielder Seth Smith, first baseman Brandon Moss, catcher George Kottaras, left-hander Jerry Blevins and recently-acquired right-hander Chris Resop – but the assumption is that no news is good news and the fact that we didn’t hear anything probably means that the A’s made offers to all these players and thus will retain the rights to them all.

Brandon McCarthy - To leave or not to leave, that is the question

Brandon McCarthy: To leave or not to leave, that is the question.

Of the team’s five remaining major league free agents, two – third baseman Brandon Inge and right-hander Joey Devine – can be expected to move on, while the jury is still out on the remaining three. As mentioned, shortstop Stephen Drew could return if he doesn’t find too many other tempting offers out there. There seems to be some mutual interest in a return engagement for Brandon McCarthy, but other teams are said to be sniffing around the right-hander as well. Oft-injured left-hander Dallas Braden is also on the market, and it’s possible that the northern California boy could sign an incentive-laden deal to stick around the old neighborhood.

As for the A’s minor league transactions, the most significant loss has probably been the signing of minor league free agent first baseman Kila Ka’aihue by Arizona. The most significant minor league addition by the A’s so far has probably been the signing of third baseman/first baseman Scott Moore who signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. The left-handed hitter made it into 72 games with the Astros in 2012, playing mainly at third base and first base, but he also got in some time at second base and in the outfield. The A’s are likely to make many more minor league signings as the off-season unfolds, though re-signing any of their own remaining minor league free agents is probably unlikely.

Any players who’ve recently been taking up space on the 40-man roster are listed below under Major League transactions, while all other players are listed under Minor League transactions. For all the minor league players, I’ve listed their primary positions as well as the level they spent the most time at in 2012. Just click on any player’s name to see their Baseball-Reference stats page…

 

Cliff Pennington

Cliff Pennington

MAJOR LEAGUE CHANGES

-Jonny Gomes OF / +Chris Young OF

-Cliff Pennington SS / +TBD SS

-Brandon Hicks IF / +Andy Parrino IF

-Jim Miller RHP / +Chris Resop RHP

-Tyson Ross RHP / +Andrew Werner LHP

 

Chris Young

Chris Young

+ MAJOR LEAGUE ADDITIONS

Chris Young OF (traded from AZ)

Andy Parrino IF (traded from SD)

Chris Resop RHP (traded from PITT)

Andrew Werner LHP (traded from SD)

 

- MAJOR LEAGUE SUBTRACTIONS

Jonny Gomes

Jonny Gomes

Jonny Gomes OF (FA signed with BOS)

Cliff Pennington SS (traded to AZ)

Brandon Hicks IF (traded to NYM)

Jim Miller RHP (claimed by NYY)

Tyson Ross RHP (traded to SD)

 

+ MINOR LEAGUE ADDITIONS

Scott Moore

Scott Moore

Scott Moore 3B-1B AAA (minor league FA)

Luke Montz C-1B AAA (minor league FA)

Darwin Perez SS-2B AA (minor league FA)

Garrett Olson LHP AAA (minor league FA)

Justin Thomas LHP AAA (minor league FA)

Mike Ekstrom RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Kyler Newby RHP AA (minor league FA)

 

- MINOR LEAGUE SUBTRACTIONS

Kila Ka'aihue

Kila Ka’aihue

Kila Ka’aihue 1B AAA (minor league FA signed with AZ)

Jermaine Mitchell OF AAA (minor league FA)

Wes Timmons IF AAA (minor league FA)

Jason Jaramillo C AAA (minor league FA)

Blake Lalli C AAA (minor league FA signed with MIL)

Matt Rizzotti 1B AA (minor league FA)

Leonardo Gil 3B AA (minor league FA)

A.J. Kirby-Jones 1B A (traded to SD)

Yordy Cabrera SS A (traded to MIA)

Yordy Cabrera

Yordy Cabrera

Jeremy Accardo RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Rich Thompson RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Merkin Valdez RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Justin Souza RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Fabio Castro LHP AA (minor league FA)

Beau Jones LHP AA (minor league FA)

Matt McSwain RHP AA (minor league FA)

Jonathan Ortiz RHP AA (minor league FA)

Jose Guzman RHP AA (minor league FA)

Zach Thornton RHP A (traded to PITT)

Grant Balfour

Grant Balfour

 

RETURNING FREE AGENTS/ARB ELIGIBLES/OPTIONS

Daric Barton 1B (Arb Eligible Re-Signed)

Adam Rosales IF (Arb Eligible Re-Signed)

Pat Neshek RHP (Arb Eligible Re-Signed)

Bartolo Colon RHP (Free Agent Re-Signed)

Grant Balfour RHP (Option Renewed)

 

Seth Smith

Seth Smith

LIKELY RETURNING ARB ELIGIBLES

Seth Smith OF (Arb Eligible)

Brandon Moss 1B (Arb Eligible)

George Kottaras C (Arb Eligible)

Jerry Blevins LHP (Arb Eligible)

Chris Resop RHP (Arb Eligible)

 

UNSIGNED MLB FREE AGENTS

Stephen Drew

Stephen Drew

Stephen Drew SS (MLB Free Agent)

Brandon Inge 3B (MLB Free Agent)

Brandon McCarthy RHP (MLB Free Agent)

Dallas Braden LHP (MLB Free Agent)

Joey Devine RHP (MLB Free Agent)

 

COMING & GOING

Sandy Rosario RHP (traded from BOS – designated for assignment)

 

Be sure to like A’s Farm’s page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @AthleticsFarm to keep up with all the news down on the farm!

Saturday, September 8th: River Cats Send Series to Game 5 Finale after Barton’s Bomb in 10th

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats first baseman Daric Barton (Game-Winning Home Run)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

PCL Playoffs Round 1 – Game #4

Sacramento River Cats  4

Reno Aces                       3

(WP – Jeremy Accardo)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First baseman Daric Barton

(Game-Winning Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Sacramento won Game #4 of their best-of-five playoff series in a cliff-hanger on Saturday. Catcher Blake Lalli, acquired from the Cubs in the Anthony Recker deal, hit a 3-run homer in the 2nd inning to give the River Cats the lead. Starter Brad Peacock allowed 2 runs on 3 hits in 5 innings of work, and right-hander Arnold Leon surrendered 1 run in 2 innings of relief to tie the game at 3-3 in the 7th. The game remained tied until first baseman Daric Barton led off the top of the 10th inning by blasting a home run over the right field wall to provide the decisive blow for the River Cats. Right-hander Jeremy Accardo picked up the win with 3 scoreless innings in relief. The rubber game of the series will take place Sunday afternoon at Reno.

 

Sunday’s Game:

Sacramento @ Reno – 1:05pm PT (PCL Playoffs Round 1 – Game #5)

 

 

Be sure to like A’s Farm’s page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @AthleticsFarm to keep up with all the news down on the farm!

Thursday, September 6th: Chavez & Weeks Lead Cats to Game 2 Victory while Defense Lets Cole Down in Bees Loss

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Jesse Chavez (8 IP / 0 ER / 10 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

PCL Playoffs Round 1 – Game #2

Reno Aces                       0

Sacramento River Cats  1

(WP – Jesse Chavez)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jesse Chavez

(8 IP / 0 ER / 10 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Game #2 of this series was another tight pitchers’ duel. With the River Cats down a game in the best-of-five series, 29-year-old right-hander Jesse Chavez, whom the A’s acquired from Toronto last month for cash, came through in a big way, striking out 10 over 8 scoreless innings to earn the win. Right-hander Jeremy Accardo tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief to pick up the save. Second baseman Jemile Weeks had the big blast of the night when he homered in the bottom of the 3rd inning to provide the only run of the game for either team. The River Cats now head to Reno for Game #3 of the series on Friday night.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Midwest League Playoffs Round 1 – Game #2

Burlington Bees                0

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  4

(LP – A.J. Cole)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Cole

(4 IP / 1 ER / 5 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: A dropped foul popup by first baseman Max Muncy in the 1st inning opened the door for 3 unearned runs to score with 2 outs. Starter A.J. Cole allowed just 1 earned run and struck out 5 in 4 innings of work before giving way to relievers Nate Eppley and David Mota who held Wisconsin scoreless the rest of the way. Burlington’s lineup managed only 3 hits in the game, courtesy of third baseman Wade Kirkland and outfielders Aaron Shipman and John Wooten. The decisive game in the best-of-three series takes place Friday night at Wisconsin.

 

Friday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Reno – 7:05pm PT (PCL Playoffs Round 1 – Game #3)

(Straily vs. Brewer)

Burlington @ Wisconsin – 6:35pm CT (Midwest League Playoffs Round 1 – Game #3)

(Granier vs. Goforth)

 

 

Be sure to like A’s Farm’s page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @AthleticsFarm to keep up with all the news down on the farm!

Saturday, September 1st: Vermont Notches No-Hitter Behind Menna and 2 Relievers while Cats Win and Hounds & Ports Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Vermont Lake Monsters pitcher   J.C. Menna (6 IP / 0 H / 0 ER /        4 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats  9

Salt Lake Bees                7

(WP – Accardo 1-0 / 1.17)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Grant Green

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: At one point in this game, Sacramento held a 7-1 lead, but Salt Lake came back to tie it 7-7 after scoring 3 runs off both Tyson Ross and Merkin Valdez in the 7th and 8th innings. Right-hander Jeremy Accardo eventually earned the win after he shut things down with 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. Starter Jesse Chavez had a solid outing for Sacramento, allowing just 1 run and striking out 8 over 6 innings of work. Grant Green, getting the start in left field, had a big night at the plate, collecting 3 hits, including his 27th double and his 15th home run, while driving in 3 runs for the River Cats. Third baseman Stephen Parker had 2 doubles and drove in 3, while shortstop Josh Horton, appearing in his first game with Sacramento since his promotion from Midland, quickly endeared himself to his new teammates by driving in the go-ahead run with 2 outs in the top of the 9th inning.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  3

Frisco RoughRiders     10

(LP – Smith 6-11 / 4.82)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher David Freitas

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Murphy Smith had a rough outing, allowing 6 runs and walking 5 over just 1 1/3 innings to take his 11th loss. Catcher David Freitas had another productive night at the plate though, hitting his 2nd home run for the RockHounds and driving in 2 of the team’s 3 runs on the night.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Visalia Rawhide   8

Stockton Ports   1

(LP – Brown 6-11 / 5.06)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Tony Thompson

(3 for 4)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Jacob Brown had a rocky outing, allowing 6 runs, 3 earned, on 12 hits over 4 innings to take his 11th loss. Right-hander Connor Hoehn followed up with 3 scoreless innings in relief, but it wasn’t enough. The Ports could only manage to push 1 run across the plate on Saturday, while designated hitter Tony Thompson had 3 of the team’s 5 hits on the night.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Burlington Bees

POSTPONED

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Tri-City ValleyCats            0

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

(WP – Menna 1-9 / 4.60)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher J.C. Menna

(6 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Vermont no-hit Tri-City on Saturday, with starter J.C. Menna tossing 6 innings before giving way to right-hander Deyvi Jimenez for 2. And this year’s 32nd-round draft pick, Ryna Dull, closed it out with 1 perfect inning of relief. Dull picked up his 4th save, while Menna earned his 1st win for Vermont.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Salt Lake – 12:05pm PT

Midland @ Frisco – 6:00pm CT

Visalia @ Stockton – 6:05pm PT

Wisconsin @ Burlington – 2:00pm CT

Tri-City @ Vermont – 6:05pm ET

 

 

Be sure to like A’s Farm’s page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @AthleticsFarm to keep up with all the news down on the farm!

Thursday, August 16th: Crumbliss’s 3 HRs Lead Hounds to Victory while Cats & Bees Win and Ports Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds OF Conner Crumbliss (3 Home Runs / 7 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats  8

New Orleans Zephyrs      1

(WP – Peacock 11-7 / 5.71)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brad Peacock

(6 IP / 1 ER / 7 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Brad Peacock had a strong outing for Sacramento on Thursday, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 7 over 6 innings to earn his 11th win. Right-hander Jeremy Accardo tossed 1 scoreless inning of relief in his debut for the River Cats, while designated hitter Kila Ka’aihue clubbed a 2-run homer in the win.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

NW Arkansas Naturals  3

Midland RockHounds  13

(WP –  Castro 2-4 / 4.47)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Conner Crumbliss

(3 Home Runs / 7 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Conner Crumbliss had a career night for Midland on Thursday. Despite the fact that the leadoff hitter had only 5 home runs on the season, he blasted 3 homers, including a grand slam, and drove in 7 runs in the first multi-homer game of his career on Thursday night. Outfielder Jeremy Barfield also hit a grand slam in the game, while starter Fabio Castro had a solid outing, allowing 1 run on just 1 hit while striking out 8 over 5 innings to earn his 2nd win for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports                      2

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  9

(LP – Murphy 6-7 / 4.86)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(Home Run / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sean Murphy had a rough outing on Thursday and, once again, the long ball was the culprit. The right-hander surrendered 3 home runs and 6 runs, 5 earned, while striking out 8 in 4 2/3 innings to take his 7th loss. First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones hit his 3rd home run in the last 2 days in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees  4

Peoria Chiefs       0

(WP – Lamb 2-2 / 5.06)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Lamb

(7 2/3 IP / 0 ER / 6 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Chris Lamb had his best outing yet for Burlington, striking out 6 over 7 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his 2nd win for the Bees. Third baseman Wade Kirkland, catcher Nick Rickles and shortstop Sean Jamieson each drove in a run in the win.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Staten Island Yankees     2

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

(WP – Streich 3-1 / 3.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Streich

(3 IP / 0 ER / 3 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Former top prospect Michael Ynoa allowed 2 runs on 2 hits while walking 1 and striking out 3 over 3 innings of work on Thursday. This year’s 6th-round draft pick, right-hander Seth Streich, followed up by striking out 3 in 3 scoreless and hitless innings to earn his 3rd win for Vermont, while this year’s top pick, shortstop Addison Russell, had 2 hits, stole a base and drove in a run in the win.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Giants       10

AZL Athletics  15

(WP – Sosa 1-2 / 4.91)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Soto

(Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs / 3 Runs)

Worth Noting: First baseman Michael Soto and catcher Phil Pohl both homered, doubled and drove in 2 runs, while second baseman Melvin Mercedes and third baseman Renato Nunez both collected 3 hits and drove in a pair of runs in the win. Starter Gregory Paulino had a disastrous outing, allowing 8 runs in just 1 2/3 innings of work, but right-hander Lee Sosa picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings in relief.

 

Friday’s Games:

Sacramento @ New Orleans – 5:00pm PT

NW Arkansas @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Burlington @ Peoria – 7:00pm CT

Staten Island @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

AZL Athletics @ AZL Cubs – 7:00pm PT

 

 

Be sure to like A’s Farm’s page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @AthleticsFarm to keep up with all the news down on the farm!