Minor League Transactions: Orvella, Hennessey, Sisco

As always, Matt Eddy's minor league transactions post at Baseball America contains a few interesting names.

  • The Angels signed reliever Chad Orvella.  The 29-year-old spent '09 with the Royals' Double A club and the Rays' Triple A team.  Once considered the Rays' closer of the future, Orvella had shoulder surgery in May of '08.
  • The Twins signed pitcher Brad Hennessey.  Hennessey soaked up 360.6 big league innings for the Giants in his career, but the former first-rounder sat out the '09 season recovering from Tommy John surgery.
  • The Giants signed lefty Andy Sisco.  The towering 27-year-old southpaw missed the last two seasons due to April '08 Tommy John surgery.  The Giants also inked Pablo Sandoval's older brother Michael out of the Atlantic League.


8 Responses to Minor League Transactions: Orvella, Hennessey, Sisco Leave a Reply

  1. superm8958 5 years ago

    I like how 2 of these 3 guys are from the same high school. EASTLAKE! I caught Andy Sisco in high school when he was working on a splitter. Worse couple days of my life.

  2. 04Forever 5 years ago

    Hennessey is a good pick in my eyes. still some upside in him after a very rocky 2008 and an absent 2009. He could be a big surprise if he breaks camp

  3. Triteon 5 years ago

    That’s quite a big favor to the Panda. Big brother hardly even qualifies as organizational depth.

  4. InTheKZone 5 years ago

    So now what will Giants fans call Michael Sandoval? Master Shifu?

  5. Kyle_W 5 years ago

    I think Sisco is fresh off of failing an audition to play for the Yokohama Baystars in Japan.

  6. Kyle_W 5 years ago

    Sisco is fresh off a failed audition for the Yokohama Baystars in Japan.

  7. Kyle_W 5 years ago

    Sisco is fresh off of a failed audition for the Yokohama Baystars in Japan.

  8. nick1538 5 years ago

    I think Hennessey is depth for AAA so Anthony Slama or Rob Delaney can break Spring Training with the Twins.

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