Two years ago today, the Twins signed Orlando Hudson to a one-year contract worth $5MM. He hit .268/.338/.372 in 126 games for Minnesota, then signed a two-year, $11.5MM deal with the Padres after the season. Here's the latest from the AL Central…
- "We spent a lot of time trying to identify guys that we felt could come in and win spots," said Indians GM Chris Antonetti to Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. "If they didn't win spots, they could provide quality alternatives for us." Cleveland has signed 20 players to minor league deals this offseason, including Dan Wheeler, Jose Lopez, and Ryan Spilborghs.
- Within the same piece, Hoynes reports that Chris Ray can opt out of his minor league deal with the Indians on April 3rd. Fred Lewis and Jeremy Accardo can opt out of their contracts on June 1st.
- Baseball America's Ben Badler reports that Ramon Hernandez Jorrin's contract with the Royals is worth $500K. We first heard that Kansas City had signed the 22-year-old Cuban outfielder earlier this week.
Shoutouts to Ray Lewis.
That was really funny, man.
Orlando Hudson had a very sub-par 2 season average of
.268/.338/.372 in only 126 games so the Padres thought it would be a good idea to sign him to a deal worth 5.75 million per? lol
I dont’ remember the signing at the time, but those sounds like the stats of someone that should have been looking for a fringe roster spot or a minor leagure deal.
ARGH! The Indians continue to make me sad. It’s like ground hog day-they just keep doing things the same way over and over and over again. Yay, they have minor league depth-that’s a good thing, it really is. But who is going to be at least average major leaguers for them? Choo, maybe Sizemore if he can stay on the field, Cabrera, maybe Santana takes a few steps forward, Ubaldo, Masterson, a handful of relievers. But that division appears to have only Detroit as a solid club for 2012. The division is winnable, and the Indians just can’t see it, and continue to play stop-gap.
Here’s to hoping they’re planning on adding in season.
Excited as I am at the potential for a great baseball season in Detroit, it’s kinda sad watching the rest of the central appear to just roll over and play dead.
2 conflicting details on this cuban guy according to those links, is his name Ramon or Roman? Is he 22 or 24?