Minor Moves: Coello, Braddock, Keppel, Manzella

Here are today's minor moves from around baseball.

  • The Yankees have signed righty reliever Robert Coello to a minor-league deal, Baseball America's Matt Eddy tweets. Coello, 29, pitched 17 innings for the Angels in 2013, posting a 3.71 ERA with 12.2 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9.
  • The Padres have signed lefty Zach Braddock, tweets Eddy. Braddock last appeared in the Majors with the Brewers in 2011. He spent last season pitching for the Lancaster Barnstormers in the independent Atlantic League.
  • The Reds have signed pitcher Bobby Keppel to a minor-league deal, Eddy tweets. Keppel, 31, has pitched for the Royals, Rockies and Twins, but he spent the past four season with the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan. Last season, he posted a 6.14 ERA with 3.9 K/9 and 4.9 BB/9 in 36 2/3 innings there.
  • The Diamondbacks have signed shortstop Tommy Manzella to a minor-league deal that does not include a spring training update, according to MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo (on Twitter). The light-hitting Manzella, who last appeared in the big leagues with the 2010 Astros, played in the Rockies, Blue Jays and White Sox organizations in 2013, splitting time between Double-A and Triple-A.

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5 Comments on "Minor Moves: Coello, Braddock, Keppel, Manzella"

1 year 7 months ago

Sweet, Robert Coello, practitioner of the unique knuckle-forkball that’s been dubbed the “WTF”

1 year 7 months ago

For sure. Think that’s what he considers he change up. His FB is a “blistering” mid-upper 80’s. Still, he always puts up fair to decent numbers in the minors, yet is with a new team every winter.

1 year 7 months ago

I remember watching Keppel’s first (and only) major league victory. He really pitched his heart out in a wild and bizarre game 163.

1 year 7 months ago

Tommy Manzella sounds like an alter ego of Johnny Manziel.

Noah Eli
1 year 7 months ago

Zach Braddock is one of my favorite arms. I love this signing.