Minor Moves: Thurston, Vazquez, Edell, Cantrell

The latest minor moves via Matt Eddy of Baseball America…

  • The Twins have signed Joe Thurston according to their manager of baseball communications Dustin Morse (on Twitter). The 32-year-old infielder was released by the Phillies earlier this week and has a .226/.305/.323 line in 384 MLB plate appearances with the Dodgers, Phillies, Red Sox, Cardinals and Marlins.
  • Ramon Vazquez signed with the Birdgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets. The 35-year-old hasn’t played in the Major Leagues since 2009, but has experience in nine MLB seasons.
  • The Orioles released Ryan Edell, Eddy tweets. Edell, 28, pitched for the Phillies' top affiliate last year, posting a 3.27 ERA with 7.6 K/9 and 1.3 BB/9 in 77 innings.
  • The Royals released right-hander Eric Cantrell, Eddy tweets. The Royals selected Cantrell in the seventh round of the 2010 draft. The 22-year-old has a 5.43 ERA with 8.1 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 in parts of three seasons as a professional.


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9 Comments on "Minor Moves: Thurston, Vazquez, Edell, Cantrell"


formerdraftpick
3 years 4 months ago

Why was Edell released?  I noticed that he hasn’t picthed this year in the O’s farm system.

chico65
3 years 4 months ago

Too much spyware and a nasty virus

Matt Bennett
3 years 4 months ago

He never showed up for Spring Training. I think Family Issues had something to do with it.

Ryan Salsman
3 years 4 months ago

Don’t think he ever reported. Pretty sure he opted to retire. 

Ryan Mooney
3 years 4 months ago

Maybe the phillies will sign vazquez to add depth a triple-a

thesultanofswingandmiss
3 years 4 months ago

Vazquez is not “depth”

drjayphd
3 years 4 months ago

Ramon Vazquez? Now you’re just TRYING to make me feel old. Someone needs to put together a Best Week Ever-style show with former prospects and call it “Hey, Remember When You Were A Thing?”

3 years 4 months ago

this release will result in a Degradation Trip for Cantrell

Infield Fly
3 years 4 months ago

…which Would[?] put Them Bones Down In A Hole (in a Nutshell). So Don’t Follow. 😀

Seriously, that is not a pretty walk rate. Hopefully he can fix his delivery and put himself back together…Again. 0:)