Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy of Baseball America is back with his weekly list of minor league transactions, and here are a few of the familiar names on the move…

  • RHP Chad Orvella, who last played in the majors for Tampa Bay in 2007, was released by the Angels after signing with the club earlier this month.
  • The Dodgers released outfielder Brian Barton.  Barton was one of just two non-pitchers to appear in a game last season without making a plate appearance.  He entered his only major league game of 2009 as a pinch-runner and was caught stealing.
  • Jesse Foppert was released by Florida.  Foppert's last major league game was in 2005 with San Francisco, but the right-hander has been pitching in the Giants' (and, briefly, the Mariners') system ever since.  Prior to the 2003 season, Foppert was the fifth-highest ranked prospect in the game by Baseball America. 
  • And finally, if you see a spate of "Boston Releases Papelbon" headlines, it's not an April Fool's joke.  The Red Sox released right-hander Josh Papelbon, Jon's younger brother.

6 Responses to Minor League Transactions Leave a Reply

  1. Guest 5 years ago

    I just bet my dad that the Red Sox released Papelbon and I won the bet!

  2. EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

    Aw, too bad about Barton. I’m a fan of Brian and I hope he can catch on with another team soon.

    • flumesalot 5 years ago

      It’s not like Brian Barton will be hurting financially if he never gets another baseball call—I understand he’s got some sort of aerospace degree or something? Hope he catches on somewhere though.

      • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

        Yeah, I know he won’t be hurt financially, I would just like to see him in action again

  3. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    I knew it was a one in a million chance of happening but I was always hoping to see a box score line of Papelbon setting up for Papelbon. Theo could have then tried to acquire Jeremy Papelbon and made his collection of J Papelbon’s bigger than his collection of Ramon Ramirezes.

    • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

      That would’ve been really awesome to see

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