The latest minor moves from around MLB…
- The Red Sox signed first baseman Jeff Larish, Matt Eddy of Baseball America tweets. Larish, 29, has a .224/.308/.380 line in 276 MLB plate appearances with the Tigers and A's to go along with 112 minor league home runs.
- The Brewers signed outfielder Jordan Brown, Eddy tweets. Brown, 28, appeared in the Major Leagues with the 2010 Indians. He has a .305/.364/.467 line in parts of eight minor league seasons.
- The Padres signed free agent right-hander Ronald Bay yesterday, according to the transactions page at MLB.com. Bay, 28, has nine seasons of minor league experience with the Cubs, Indians, Rangers and Angels organizations. He has a 4.00 ERA with 7.4 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 1139 total innings, mostly as a starter.
While Bay may help depthwise, the Pads need more than that to keep their heads above water.
So you’re saying a guy they just signed off the street won’t help them jump up and catch the Dodgers? 🙂
So Larish will go to AAA and the Red Sox will call up Middlebrooks, right? Maybe? Possibly? Damn.
Nothing like another roster spot taken up by a retread a Pawtucket. They might be moving Anderson of course and already had another, just like Larish in Gomez there.
No need at the big league level for a backup 1b with Gonzalez and Youk to play there in emergency.
Supposedly Larish is going to Portland, not Pawtucket.
I was hoping the Diamondbacks would sign Bay and assign him to AA. “Now pitching for the BayBears, Bear Bay!”