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.


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13 Comments on "Minor Moves: Rodriguez, Hamilton, Tomko, D’Backs"


3 years 13 days ago

The Twins RELEASED Eric Hurley.

jeffbrown
3 years 13 days ago

details, details.

vtadave
3 years 13 days ago

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

Josh Cornwall
3 years 12 days ago

Raise your hands if you forgot Brett Tomko existed.

BradyAndersonsSideburns
3 years 12 days ago

even Brett Tomko forgot that he existed

bigpat
3 years 12 days ago

I will never forget.

Slopeboy
3 years 12 days ago

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

johnsilver
3 years 12 days 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 11 days ago

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

Jwick22
3 years 12 days ago

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

coreybishop
3 years 12 days ago

Daniel Rodriguez is the new Kerry Ligtenburg.

3 years 12 days ago

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

esasc4
3 years 11 days ago

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