Minor League Transactions

Baseball America's Matt Eddy gave his weekly look at some of the comings and goings in the minors.  Here are few of the notable names involved in this week's report….

  • Milwaukee signed outfielder Josh Anderson, who was just released last week by the Reds.  Anderson's career .665 OPS isn't much to look at, but the Kentucky native is a decent base-stealer — he had 25 swipes out of 30 attempts with Kansas City and Detroit in 2009.
  • Utilityman Kory Casto was signed by Arizona.  Casto last played in the majors in 2008 with Washington, and he has posted a .540 OPS in 239 career plate appearances.  He split his time at first, third and in the outfield for Triple-A Syracuse in 2009.  Casto signed a minor league deal with Detroit over the winter but was released in April.
  • Right-hander Devern Hansack was released by the Red Sox.  Hansack pitched relatively well in limited action with Boston from 2006 to 2008, posting a 3.70 ERA and a 5:00 K/BB ratio in nine career major league games, three of them starts.
  • Veteran catcher J.R. House, who last played in the majors in 2008, was signed by the Mets.  Originally drafted by Pittsburgh in 1999, House was ranked at the 21st best prospect in baseball by Baseball America before the 2001 season.
  • Rough week in the Ka'aihue household: Kila was sent back down to Triple-A by the Royals, and younger brother Kala was released by the Athletics.  Kala Ka'aihue put up some impressive power numbers of his own in his first four seasons in the minors, but struggled over his last two years in the Atlanta and Oakland systems.

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