Minor Moves: Hensley, Weathers, Scioscia, Gretzky

Here are today's minor moves from around the league.

  • MLB.com's Bill Ladson tweets that the Nationals have released minor leaguers Clay Hensley, Kyle Attl, Taylor Wrenn, Drew Rossi, Casey Selsor, Greg Holt and Martires Arias. Of the group, only Hensley has big league experience. The 34-year-old explained to MASNsports.com's Dan Kolko last month that a weighted-ball program had allowed him to rediscover his velocity, prompting his comeback attempt. Hensley fired 4 1/3 scoreless innings in Nationals camp but walked four batters in that time. He has an even 4.00 ERA in 517 career innings with the Padres, Marlins and Giants. Hensley's last Major League action came in 2012.
  • The Giants have released right-hander Casey Weathers, per the club's official transactions page. The 27-year-old was drafted eighth overall by the Rockies in the 2007 draft, but underwent Tommy John surgery following the 2008 season and never regained his form. Weathers had a solid ERA and gaudy strikeout numbers in that 2008 season but struggled with his command and has seen his control issues worsen since surgery. His last minor league action came in the 2012 season with the Cubs when he walked an alarming 53 batters in 34 innings of work.
  • The Angels have traded 1B Matthew Scioscia (Mike's son) to the Cubs for OF Trevor Gretzky (Wayne's son), Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times tweets. Scioscia, 25, hit .194/.248/.224 in three minor-league levels last year. The 21-year-old Gretzky, a seventh-round pick in 2011, hit .274/.300/.333 in the low minors in 2013.

Steve Adams contributed to this post.

12 Responses to Minor Moves: Hensley, Weathers, Scioscia, Gretzky Leave a Reply

  1. WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 1 year ago

    Is Jerry D trying to mess with Mike again?

  2. Hills of Glenallen 1 year ago

    This is a bad deal for the Cubs.

    • jaysfan4life 1 year ago

      Meh, doubt either make the MLB, maybe Gretzky based on his name

      • WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 1 year ago

        Gretzky isn’t making the MLB anytime soon, OF’ers are the one thing LAA’s farm system has plenty of.

    • Cubstein 1 year ago

      I think the Angels got the better deal but far from being a bad deal. He was likely in line to be cut and this was a good chance to get him on a team that could use his skills in the minors.

  3. Matt Galvin 1 year ago

    Good Trade I think and might pan out.

  4. KINGMOJO 1 year ago

    Dipoto vs scioscia part 3

  5. davengmusic 1 year ago

    When was the last time two ex-pro’s kids were traded for each other?

  6. CrazyTradeMachine 1 year ago

    You want to win a World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley cup? Draft kids who’s fathers were HOF players in other sports.

  7. RyanWKrol 1 year ago

    When Wayne Gretzky was traded to the Kings, guess who answered the phone? Robin Thicke of all people. Wayne was babysitting him. And when Wayne got on the phone he was told he had to skip town immediately to complete the deal. He had to leave Robin home alone. Anyways, I don’t know why Dipoto would trade for another OF prospect, but I guess it helps their lower level farm teams. Trevor actually hit .304 in rookie ball last season, and did hit .306 at high A after hitting .256 at low A, which off set that .306 to .274. No power though. Not sure how he is on defense, other than 5 E’s in 65 games. Not sure either he or Matt Scioscia have a chance, but who knows.

  8. disadvantage 1 year ago

    I love this trade for both sides because the Angels get an outfielder with a smidgen of upside and a track record of athleticism if his father is any indication, and the Cubs will never win another World Series again.

  9. start_wearing_purple 1 year ago

    Scioscia for Gretzky… anyone else feel like that’s a historical multi-sport fantasy trade?

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