Bret Boone Rumors
Plenty of links for today.
- Indians top prospect Adam Miller is pretty much done for the season.
- '09 free agent shortstop Orlando Cabrera and manager Ozzie Guillen are not getting along.
- Peter Bendix explains the savings the Reds get by waiting to promote Jay Bruce.
- Morgan Ensberg is a DFA candidate, while LaTroy Hawkins may be getting there.
- Bret Boone's comeback attempt has ended.
- Jeff Weaver (6.69 ERA in Triple A) can ask for his release if not called up by June 15th.
- Hank Blalock may not be in the Rangers' long-term plans.
- The Indians designated Jorge Julio for assignment.
I don't have enough for an odds and ends post at the moment, so it's Bret Boone's lucky day. The Nationals have signed the 38 year-old second baseman to a minor league deal. The organization is already home to Bob and Aaron Boone.
Bret comes out of retirement in an attempt to crack Washington's roster as a utility guy. They've already got Ron Belliard and Felipe Lopez competing for time at second base. The Nationals hope Boone can reprise his 2001 line: .331 average, 37 home runs, 141 RBIs. Man I wish he was on my fantasy team that year.