Minor Moves: Indians, Hu, Padres, Rangers

Today's minor moves, courtesy of Baseball America's Matt Eddy..

  • The Indians and Phillies reversed a trade from earlier this winter which sent Chin-lung Hu to Philadelphia.  Cleveland then released Hu soon after.  The middle infielder joined the Phillies in camp in late March but wound up failing his physical.  Hu, 28, spent his entire MLB career in the Dodgers organization before being traded to the Mets last offseason. 
  • The Padres released right-hander Dennis Tankersley who signed with his former club a month ago in an attempted comeback.  The 33-year-old was ranked as San Diego's second-best prospect in 2002 (behind Sean Burroughs and ahead of Jake Peavy) but hasn't appeared in the majors since '04 and the minors since '08. 
  • The Rangers cut former Rule 5 pick Mason Tobin, who appeared in a handful of games for Texas last season but spent most of the year on the disabled list.  The right-hander has been beset by arm trouble since 2008.

7 Responses to Minor Moves: Indians, Hu, Padres, Rangers Leave a Reply

  1. So Hu is where???

  2. Doesn’t Tobin go back to his old team since he was DL?

    • Jared_H 3 years ago

      Tobin was a Rule 5 player during 2011. ┬áRoster restrictions don’t apply to him this year.

  3. That’s what I’m asking.

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