Minor Deals: Raynor, Ortegano, McCulloch

The Nationals claimed Lee Hyde off of waivers from the Braves earlier today. Here are the rest of the day's minor moves…

  • John Raynor requested his release and the Marlins granted it, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America (on Twitter). The outfielder posted a .722 OPS in 41 Triple-A contests last year
  • The Braves lost a second player on waivers today, when the Yankees claimed left-hander Jose Ortegano. The Yankees optioned the 23-year-old to Triple-A, according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger (on Twitter). In 131 minor league innings spent mostly at Triple-A last year, Ortegano posted a 5.98 ERA with 6.8 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 as a starter.
  • The Reds acquired right-hander Kyle McCulloch from the White Sox for cash considerations, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America (on Twitter). The 2006 first rounder spent last year in the upper minors, where he posted a 5.77 ERA with 3.7 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 as a swingman.

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7 Comments on "Minor Deals: Raynor, Ortegano, McCulloch"

4 years 5 months ago

Bye Ortegano, can’t say I will miss you.

4 years 5 months ago

Finally got rid of McCulloch. Good deal, give somebody else a shot in AAA.

4 years 5 months ago

Even I could probably put up a 3.7 K/9 in the minors. That is just… awful.

4 years 5 months ago

That drew my (and probably everyone else’s) attention as well. Never seen one that low.

4 years 5 months ago

Why so hard on yourself?

4 years 5 months ago

The Marlins didn’t want to work out a deal with the Pirates last year to let the Pirates keep him (He was the Pirates Rule V pick). I wouldn’t be surprised if the Pirates give him another look.

Todd Smith
4 years 5 months ago

I doubt it, there really isn’t even room for Raynor at AAA with Gorkys, Lambo and Presley in the outfield at Indy.