Minor Moves: Rodriguez, Hamilton, Tomko, D’Backs

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

  • The Braves have signed left-hander Daniel Rodriguez out of the Mexican League, reports Dave O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The 27-year-old owns a 2.54 ERA in 117 innings this season, and has led the league in strikeouts in each of the past three years.
  • The Cardinals have released Mark Hamilton, reports MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch (on Twitter). The 28-year-old put up a .231/.340/.419 line with 15 homers in 359 Triple-A plate appearances this season.
  • The Diamondbacks signed right-hander Brett Tomko.  The 39-year-old was released by the Reds earlier this month after posting a 3.78 ERA with 6.5 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9 in 12 Triple-A starts.
  • The Diamondbacks also signed third baseman Matt Mangini, who was recently released by the Rays.  Mangini was with Tampa Bay's Triple-A affiliate but has been assigned to Double-A Mobile.  The 26-year-old had a cup of coffee in the majors with the Mariners in 2010.
  • Tigers outfielder Don Kelly cleared waivers and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Toledo.  Kelly was outrighted after being DFA'd on August 3rd.
  • The Twins released right-hander Eric Hurley, who elected free agency from the Angels last month.  The 2004 first-round pick was once viewed as a high-ceiling prospect but has yet to appear in the majors since a five-game stint with the Rangers in 2008.

13 Responses to Minor Moves: Rodriguez, Hamilton, Tomko, D’Backs Leave a Reply

  1. The Twins RELEASED Eric Hurley.

  2. vtadave 3 years ago

    A Brett Tomko sighting. Nice. At least Ned Colletti stayed away…

  3. Josh Cornwall 3 years ago

    Raise your hands if you forgot Brett Tomko existed.

    • BradyAndersonsSideburns 3 years ago

      even Brett Tomko forgot that he existed

    • bigpat 3 years ago

      I will never forget.

    • Slopeboy 3 years ago

      @Josh Cornwell
      You forgot he existed because he ‘was never given a fair chance to compete’

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        You know he is below a reclamation project when Duquette won’t even give him a “shake”.

        Good luck Dbacks, Maybe move the fences back 100′ whenever he pitches and play softball rules with defenders.

        • BradyAndersonsSideburns 3 years ago

          maybe if he moved to New Zealand and started playing softball he would get a call

  4. Jwick22 3 years ago

    Roger mcdowell will have daniels fastball down to 88 in no time

  5. coreybishop 3 years ago

    Daniel Rodriguez is the new Kerry Ligtenburg.

  6. Tomko COULD work well out of the D’backs bullpen. However, I forgot that he was still playing.

  7. esasc4 3 years ago

    after sheets game last night, i wonder how long it will take to get daniel in our rotation?

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