Minor Moves: McClung, Bootcheck, Romero

Here's where we'll keep track of today's minor moves…

  • The Brewers signed Seth McClung to a minor league deal, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. The 30-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in the Major Leagues since 2009, but he spent three seasons with the Brewers, posting a 4.32 ERA, 6.9 K/9 and 5.0 BB/9 in 92 appearances from 2007-09. McClung signed a minor league deal with the Rangers last offseason and they released him in July.
  • The Tigers announced that they signed right-hander Chris Bootcheck to a minor league deal and invited him to Spring Training. Bootcheck, 33, signed a minor league deal with Tampa Bay last February and they granted him his release in July. He hasn't appeared in the Major Leagues since he suited up for the 2009 Pirates, but he owns a 6.54 ERA with 6.4 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 in six MLB seasons.
  • The Tigers also signed Niuman Romero to a minor league deal, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports. The 26-year-old has MLB experience with the Indians and Red Sox, but spent the 2011 season playing for four minor league clubs. He posted a .231/.294/.261 line in 273 total plate appearances.

11 Responses to Minor Moves: McClung, Bootcheck, Romero Leave a Reply

  1. JacksTigers 3 years ago


    • to inspect their shoes obviously

    • Pawsdeep 3 years ago

      No risk.

      And relievers are totally hostile; look at the Albequerque signing; a reliever can have a flash in the pan year after any given spring training.

  2. such an awesome last name for such an awful pitcher

  3. chreeschan 3 years ago

    Sooo…what position does romero play? That information would help a little…

  4. I remember when Bootcheck pitched for the Angels… And when Brandon Wood was playing for the Angels… and Dallas McPherson was playing for the Angels… Seems like the Angels have had a lot of worthless players in the past, eh?

  5. toddcoffeytime 3 years ago

    McClung is the man!

  6. MonsterPike 3 years ago

    McClung? LoL!!¬† It’s a fight at the bat rack when he comes in… LoL!!¬†

  7. forkball27 3 years ago

    Tigers need a Left-handed starter in that rotation. The other AL teams have too many lefty heavy lineups not to have a LH starter.

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