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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)

 

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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)

 

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Friday, August 24th: Cole Pitches Bees to Victory while Weeks Has Big Debut for Cats

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Burlington Bees pitcher A.J. Cole   (5 IP / 0 ER / 5 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Salt Lake Bees                4

Sacramento River Cats  3

(LP – Billings 7-6 / 4.03)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Jemile Weeks

(3 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs / 2 Walks / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: Second baseman Jemile Weeks started off strong in his first game back at Sacramento, collecting 3 hits, including a double, walking twice, driving in 2 runs and stealing a base. Third baseman Brandon Inge went 0 for 2 with a walk in his second rehab game with the River Cats, while starter Bruce Billings allowed 4 runs over 6 innings to take his 6th loss for Sacramento.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

 

GAME #1

Midland RockHounds  4

Corpus Christi Hooks   2

(WP – Krol 1-1 / 5.40)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Leonardo Gil

(2 for 4 / RBI / Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: In the completion of Thursday’s suspended game, infielder Leonardo Gil had 2 hits and drove in the tying run for the RockHounds. First baseman Anthony Aliotti, designated hitter Matt Rizzotti and shortstop Dusty Coleman drove in a run apiece in the win. Starter Shawn Haviland allowed 2 runs on 6 hits in 4 innings of work, while left-hander Ian Krol followed up with 3 scoreless innings to earn his 1st win for Midland.

 

GAME #2

Midland RockHounds  6

Corpus Christi Hooks   7

(LP – Ortiz 4-6 / 4.09)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sonny Gray

(6 IP / 2 ER / 9 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sonny Gray had a solid outing on Friday, allowing 3 runs, just 2 earned, on 4 hits while striking out 9 in 6 innings of work. But Midland’s bullpen gave up 4 runs in the 8th and 9th innings, with right-hander Jonathan Ortiz taking the loss for the RockHounds. Third baseman Miles Head had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs in the loss.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports   4

Visalia Rawhide   6

(LP – Long 4-3 / 4.88)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Tony Thompson

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Nate Long had a rocky outing, allowing 4 runs, 3 earned, on 9 hits over 4 innings to take his 3rd loss. First baseman Tony Thompson and second baseman Ryan Pineda each homered, and third baseman B.A. Vollmuth collected 3 hits, including a double, in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Clinton LumberKings  1

Burlington Bees        4

(WP – Cole 6-3 / 1.99)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Cole

(5 IP / 0 ER / 5 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter A.J. Cole delivered another impressive outing for Burlington on Friday, allowing just 4 hits while walking none and striking out 5 over 5 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.99 and post his 6th win for Burlington. Outfielder Aaron Shipman tripled in 2 runs and stole his 9th base, while shortstop Addison Russell also tripled and stole a base for the Bees.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

Tri-City ValleyCats            7

(LP – Powers 0-6 / 6.10)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Vertigan

(2 Doubles / Triple / 2 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Brett Vertigan had a big night on Friday, collecting 2 doubles and a triple and scoring twice for Vermont. But starter Brent Powers had another rough outing, allowing 6 runs over 4 innings to take his 6th loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  4

AZL Giants       6

(LP – Hollstegge 5-1 / 4.83)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Chad Lewis

(Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Jose Torres allowed 3 runs over 5 innings of work, and Tyler Hollstegge gave up another 3 runs in just 1 2/3 innings to take the loss. Right-hander Dakota Bacus wrapped things up by striking out all 4 of the batters he faced, while third baseman Chad Lewis hit his 2nd home run for the AZL A’s.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Salt Lake @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Frisco @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

Burlington @ Kane County – 6:30pm CT

Vermont @ Tri-City – 7:00pm ET

AZL Athletics @ AZL Angels – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Friday, August 3rd: Billings Pitches Cats to Victory as Homers Help Hounds & Bees Win and Ports Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Bruce Billings (6 IP / 1 ER / 8 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Memphis Redbirds            2

Sacramento River Cats  10

(WP – Billings 7-4 / 3.67)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bruce Billings

(6 IP / 1 ER / 8 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Bruce Billings had a strong outing for Sacramento, allowing just 1 run while striking out 8 over 6 innings to earn his 7th win. Designated hitter Kila Ka’aihue clubbed a 2-run homer in the 6th inning to give the River Cats the lead, and catcher Anthony Recker blasted a 3-run homer in the 7th to help cement the win for Sacramento.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks   5

Midland RockHounds  6

(WP – Ortiz 4-4 / 3.72)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Leonardo Gil

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: With the RockHounds down 5-2 in the bottom of the 9th inning, third baseman Leonardo Gil hit a 3-run inside-the-park home run to tie the game. First baseman Anthony Aliotti had his 3rd hit of the game when he singled to lead off the bottom of the 10th, and he quickly scored when the next batter, designated hitter Matt Rizzotti, doubled to drive him in and hand the win to the RockHounds. Starter Carlos Hernandez allowed 4 runs over 6 innings of work, while right-hander Jonathan Ortiz picked up the win with 1 inning of scoreless relief.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports  1

Visalia Rawhide  7

(LP – Bowman 4-9 / 3.55)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Ryan Ortiz

(2 for 4)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Josh Bowman had his rockiest outing in over a month, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, on 9 hits over 6 innings to take the loss. The Ports’ lineup managed just 6 hits on the night, 2 off the bat of catcher Ryan Ortiz.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees                1

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  0

(WP – Macias 6-5 / 4.77)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Sean Jamieson

(3 for 4 / Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Sean Jamieson homered in the 5th inning to provide all the scoring the Bees would need. Starter Julio Ramos looked sharp once again, striking out 3 over 3 2/3 scoreless innings, while right-hander Jose Macias picked up the win with 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

 

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

Mahoning Valley Scrappers  2

Vermont Lake Monsters     0

(LP – Menna 0-5 / 3.89)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nolan Sanburn

(2 IP / 0 ER / 2 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: 2012 2nd-round draft pick Nolan Sanburn struck out 2 in 2 scoreless innings in his debut with Vermont, but right-hander J.C. Menna allowed 2 runs over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss. Outfielder John Wooten doubled for Vermont’s only extra base hit on the night.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Memphis @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

Quad Cities @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

Batavia @ Vermont – 6:05pm ET

AZL Athletics @ AZL D’Backs – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Friday, June 8th: Murphy Leads Ports to Win while Hounds & Bees Fall and Cats Earn Split

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports pitcher Sean Murphy                       (6 1/3 IP / 0 ER / 10 K / Win)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

GAME #1  (Suspended from June 7)

Sacramento River Cats        4

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  12

(LP – Castro 3-6 / 7.01)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Taylor

(2 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Sacramento lost a game on Friday that had been suspended from the previous night. Right-hander Brad Peacock started the game on Thursday and allowed 2 runs and struck out 5 over 3 innings of work. Left-hander Fabio Castro picked up where Peacock left off on Friday and allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 2 innings to earn his 6th loss. And after coming in to take over for Castro, right-hander Fautino De Los Santos gave up 5 runs in 1 inning to raise his ERA with Sacramento to 7.11.

 

GAME #2

Sacramento River Cats     11

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  2

(WP –Griffin1-2 / 3.22)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Griffin

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter A.J. Griffin turned in another strong outing for the River Cats, giving up 2 unearned runs on just 3 hits while walking none and striking out 8 over 7 innings to earn the win. Third baseman Stephen Parker tripled and drove in 4 runs in the win.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds   5

Corpus Christi Hooks  8

(LP – Gray 1-5 / 4.95)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Leonardo Gil

(2 for 4 / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sonny Gray allowed 6 runs on 7 hits over just 2 2/3 innings to run his record on the season to 1-5. Third baseman Leonardo Gil had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs for the RockHounds in the loss.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports    6

San Jose Giants  0

(WP – Murphy 3-1 / 1.33)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

(6 1/3 IP / 0 ER / 10 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sean Murphy delivered another impressive outing for Stocktonon Friday, walking 1 and striking out 10 in 6 1/3 scoreless innings to earn his 3rd win with the Ports. Designated hitter Miles Head blasted a 2-run homer in the 1st inning to give the Ports the lead, which they never relinquished.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Beloit Snappers   7

Burlington Bees   0

(LP – Alcantara 3-6 / 4.87)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

(6 IP / 2 ER / 1 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Raul Alcantara gave up 2 runs in the 1st inning and then proceeded to toss 5 shutout innings for Burlington on Friday. Unfortunately, the Bees’ sluggish offense could only muster 4 hits on the night, and the team has only managed to collect 10 hits over its last 2 games

 

Saturday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Colorado Springs – 5:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Torres)

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 7:05pm CT

(Daley vs. Cosart)

Stockton @ San Jose – 5:00pm PT

(Brown vs. Sandbrink)

Quad Cities @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(Hernandez vs. TBD)

 

 

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