Minor League Signings: Bynum, Padilla, Romero

A few notable minor league signings, courtesy of Baseball America's Matt Eddy

  • The Cardinals signed infielder Freddie Bynum. The 30-year-old spend last season in Japan, and is a career .234/.275/.379 hitter in 377 plate appearances, mostly with the Orioles and Cubs. He has experience at both middle infield spots and in the outfield.
  • The Marlins signed outfielder Jorge Padilla. The 31-year-old finally made his big league debut in 2009 after a minor league career that started in 1998. He hit .120/.154/.120 in 26 plate appearances with the Nats and has performed well at the Triple-A level (.304/.372/.406).
  • The Marlins also added another outfielder, 27-year-old Alex Romero. He hasn't played in the big leagues since 2009, and is a .239/.279/.339 career hitter in 299 plate appearances, all with the Diamondbacks. Romero can handle all three outfield spots.

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4 years 7 months ago

Jorge Padilla actually had that line with the Nationals in 2009. He was in AAA with the Mets in 2010, but never made it to the majors.

4 years 7 months ago

I think Padilla started the season in the Toronto system, and got traded around mid-season to New York

4 years 7 months ago

I’m still wondering if the Birds are going to sign a decent backup infielder, although I know we have a slightly bigger pressing matter on our hands…

Greene could be serviceable, but after that we have young and unknown guys… Kozma seems like he’s been in the minors forever, Delcalso has little experience… Call up Cox already? (Sarcasm). Seriously though, LaRussa is going to want someone elseā€¦

4 years 7 months ago

Fast Freddie shows up on the transaction wire.

James Grenard
4 years 7 months ago

Another jaw dropping signing by the Cardinals. Freddie Bynum? Who the hell?