Quick Hits: Colvin, Olsen, Lackey, Astros

On this date 15 years ago, Sammy Sosa became the first Cub to homer twice in one inning. Here's the latest from around the league, including a note on a less productive Cubs bat…

  • The Cubs optioned Tyler Colvin to the minors after today's game and GM Jim Hendry told Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune that he wants the outfielder to get regular playing time in Triple-A. As Hendry says, MLB teams are in the "production business."
  • Scott Olsen made about $108K with the Pirates before they released him, according to Colin Dunlap of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (on Twitter).
  • John Lackey's DL stint probably won't affect Boston's 2015 option for the right-hander, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Though the option will be worth the MLB minimum if Lackey misses extended time because of a right elbow injury that existed before he signed with the Red Sox, he'd have to miss the rest of the season for the option to be affected, according to Bradford.
  • Brian McTaggart of MLB.com looks back at Drayton McLane's 19 years of ownership in Houston. McLane has agreed to sell the Astros to Jim Crane; for details on the sale and how it could impact the franchise, click here.

11 Responses to Quick Hits: Colvin, Olsen, Lackey, Astros Leave a Reply

  1. Scott Olsen for the Yankees bullpen!!! 

  2. Thank God we optioned Colvin. I mean he’s young and talented but was getting no playing time and struggling.  Hopefully, he gets it together in the minors and he should be up and playing everyday once we get rid of Pena or Fukudome.

  3. Tom 4 years ago

    Hmmm… Intresting

  4. Actually, I think Lackey’s contract states that he would need to have surgery in order to make his 2015 contract for the league minimum.  Per COTS “2015 club option at Major League minimum
    salary if Lackey misses significant time with surgery for pre-existing
    elbow injury in 2010-14″

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

      he’s not actually injured anyway. he’s on the psychological DL right now

      • DeManiac 4 years ago

        Ah yes, a case of the ol’ Al-Czervik-Caddyshack-broken-arm-itis:
        “Oh! My arm! It’s broken!”

      • woadude 4 years ago

        He is on the 15 day DL to regrow his beard, once he shaved it off he was rocked, he didnt get the memo that Beard=success…when he comes back, expect the beard to be back as well.

        • woadude 4 years ago

          On that same note, it appears Dice K could use some 15 day DL beard growing time, can he even grow one?

          • 0bsessions 4 years ago

             He grew one of those whispy little chin goatees once and it was pretty depressing, so I’m going to go with a no.

  5. woadude 4 years ago

    Poor Tyler Colvin, he is such a huge talent, and ever since that bat shard went into his chest he has not been the same, hope he pulls it together in AAA and comes back an everyday player.

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