Minors Moves: Montanez, Van Mil, Layne

Today's minor moves..

  • The Phillies have released outfielder Luis Montanez from their Triple-A affiliate, according to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer (via Twitter).  Montanez, 30, signed a minor league deal with the club in December after appearing in 36 games for the Cubs in 2011.  The outfielder has struggled in 17 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley this year, hitting just .136/.264/.159 in 53 plate appearances.
  • The Indians have acquired minor league reliever Loek Van Mil from the Angels for future considerations, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com (via Twitter). Van Mil, best known for his 7-foot-1 stature, also played previously in the Twins organization, by whom he was originally signed. 
  • The Padres have acquired minor league left-hander Tom Layne from the Diamondbacks and assigned him to Triple-A Tucson, according to MiLB.com's transactions page. Arizona drafted the 27-year-old left-hander in 2007, but he has not appeared in the Majors to date.

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4 Comments on "Minors Moves: Montanez, Van Mil, Layne"

Joseph Jonathan Herrera
3 years 4 months ago

Perfect example of how hard it is to use the draft to your advantage in MLB.  Third overall picks in most sports are at least starters (I know, there are exceptions to everything).  Hopefully he is able to catch on somewhere and keep playing.

3 years 4 months ago

Can he pitch?  I’m sure he’s better than 6 of the 7 guys the Phillies have in their current bullpen.

3 years 4 months ago

Wow surprised he is hitting so poorly, he was crushing the ball in spring training.

3 years 4 months ago

 yeah, i was wondering why he hadn’t made an appearance. now i know…