Minor Moves: Crisotomo, Sardinha

The latest minor moves from around MLB…

  • The Royals agreed to sign right-hander Branly Crisotomo for $98.5K, the Dominican Prospect League announced. Crisotomo's fastball generally sits in the 88-92 mph range and he throws a curve and change-up, according to the league press release.
  • The Orioles agreed to sign catcher Dane Sardinha to a minor league deal, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun tweets. The 32-year-old appeared in 15 games for the Phillies last year and also has big league experience with the Tigers and Reds. Sardinha has a .216/.262/.328 line in 11 minor league seasons.

15 Responses to Minor Moves: Crisotomo, Sardinha Leave a Reply

  1. Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

    Thank God he isn’t going to come near the Phillies 25 man roster… Why they brought this guy up last year over Kratz is beyond me.

    • Phillibuster 3 years ago

      Probably had to do with pitcher familiarity or some such – maybe he served as the other half of the battery for more of the starters during pitchers-and-catchers in 2011?

  2. I have his rookie card. $.50 or best offer.

    • I’ll allow you to pay me $.50 to take it (good luck getting a better offer than that!)

      • $.45 for the stamp…$.95 total to you. But I probably have about 8 of them.

        • Hmmmm, how about you just pay shipping.  Keep the nickel, buy yourself something nice.

          • You’re so kind. I’ve been eyeing a Drew Henson rookie card for some time.

          • Nah, pick up something special. I hear Andy Phillips rookies are all the rage.

  3. nm344 3 years ago

    Oh cool, now he can pass out in bars in Baltimore.

  4. EatEmUpTigers 3 years ago

    Had to check if that minor league slash line was correct. Nothing screams 4th on catcher on the depth charts quite like an AAA OPS of .586.

  5. Taylor Haberle 3 years ago

    Clearly makes them a favorite in the AL East with this move.

  6. lefty177 3 years ago

    from the scouting report I see on Crisotomo, he seems like he’d be a pretty decent pitcher here

  7. Stoibs 3 years ago

    Nothing against minor league signings, but there have to be more deserving players than Sardinha. I’m pretty sure you could find guys all over the world playing independent ball that could be more productive than this. He better be like the best receiver that has ever existed to justify his continuing to get work. There are guys that bust their butts day in and day out just hoping to play A ball, yet this guy is taking up a spot.  

  8. pogodog 3 years ago

    Why don’t the O’s try to get Curt Schilling or Jim Palmer out of retirement

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