Minor Moves: Pettit, Hester, Miner

We'll keep track of the day's minor (and Miner) moves right here…

  • The Mariners have signed outfielder Chris Pettit to a minor league deal, ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnicktweets. Pettit, who has MLB experience with the Angels, was released by the Dodgers at the end of Spring Training.
  • The Orioles released minor league catcher John Hester, Steve Melewski of MASNsports.com tweets. Baltimore’s Norfolk affiliate let Hester go to create roster space for the recently claimed Luis Exposito.
  • The Tigers have acquired right-hander Zach Miner from the Royals, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star tweets. The Royals confirmed the deal, noting that they'll obtain cash for Miner (Twitter link). The 30-year-old pitched in the Royals' minor league system last year after pitching for the Tigers from 2006-09. Miner has a 4.24 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 as a big leaguer, but posted a 5.26 ERA with 5.9 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 as a minor leaguer in 2011.

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12 Comments on "Minor Moves: Pettit, Hester, Miner"

3 years 4 months ago

here we go again…

3 years 4 months ago

The Royals better have received Fielder with half of his salary paid by the Tigers. 😛

3 years 4 months ago

Not Miner Leaguer….nooo!

Keith Richards
3 years 4 months ago

I love picking up 30 yo minor leaguers with 6 ERAs.

3 years 4 months ago


Jack Hillyard
3 years 4 months ago

The Royals’ pick up of Miner was one of many Dayton Moore’s unsuccessful dives into the dumpster.

3 years 4 months ago

 As if dumpster dives ought to have high success rates?

3 years 4 months ago

Leyland always liked this guy. Nothing wrong with adding some depth, I suppose. 

3 years 4 months ago

Zach has been assigned to AA Erie, where they’re short on pitching at the moment due to all the call ups and injuries early this season.  

Miner had TJ surgery in 2010, and his stats were shaky starting out 2011, but he kicked it into gear by the end of the season.    Better than Gascandan. 

3 years 4 months ago

What’s Armando Galarraga doing today……Kenny Rogers…

3 years 4 months ago

armando galarraga is free agent and Kenny Roger is retired

3 years 4 months ago

This is strictly a minor league move with Fu Te Ni going to the DL and the Tigers calling up almost every worthy arm in Toledo. He won’t see the bigs