Some of today's minor transactions from around the league…
- The Pirates released Jake Fox from Triple-A Indianapolis in order to make room for infielder Jordy Mercer, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (on Twitter). Fox, 30 in July, hit .236/.309/.366 in 139 PAs at Triple-A this season. He's seen Major League time with the Cubs, A's, and Orioles. His big league experience has come at catcher and all four corner positions.
- Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star tweets that the Royals released three minor leaguers (Twitter link): right-hander Parker Bangs, outfielder Runey Davis, and third baseman Jake Kuebler. Bangs was selected in the 31st round in 2010 and has just 27 2/3 innings of minor league action. Davis was selected by the Cubs in the 12th round of the 2009 draft, and Kuebler was a 17th round pick of the Royals in 2008.
apparently not Dayton Moore…either that or he just wasn’t good at it
I am shocked that Runey Davis was released. I had the pleasure of watching him play for the Idaho Falls Chukars, the Rookie League affiliate of the Royals, last summer and he did phenomenal. He was one of the team’s top hitters.
When you’re 23 and striking out in half of your ABs in Class A, that’s gonna happen. You can catch him playing for the Evansville Otters in the Frontier League now.
I remember when Jake Fox came up, I thought he was the future of the Cubs. A cruel reminder of how meaningless Triple AAA stats can be for some players