The Phillies confirmed that they released right-hander Dave Bush to allow him to pursue an opportunity with the SK Wyverns in South Korea. Here are some more minor moves from around MLB…
- The Rockies released catcher Eliezer Alfonzo, tweets Matt Eddy of Baseball America. Alfonso was hit with a 100-game performance-enhancing drug suspension last fall and was outrighted to Triple-A in May. The 33-year-old hit .319/.347/.777 with 12 homers in 101 plate appearances at Triple-A Colorado Springs last year.
- The Dodgers signed free agent right-hander Wes Roemer, according to MLB.com’s transactions page. Roemer, the Diamondbacks' supplemental first round selection in 2007, had been pitching with the St. Paul Saints of the American Association this year. The 25-year-old pitched in the upper minors last year, posting a 4.39 ERA in 164 innings.
- The Tigers signed free agent right-hander David Kopp, according to MLB.com’s transactions page. The 26-year-old pitched in the upper minors of the Cardinals' system last year, posting a 6.08 ERA in 74 innings.
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First round selection of the D’Backs, then the independent league, now the Dodgers. Seems like Wes is quite the Roemer.
It was kind of surprising he found himself in an indy league. His numbers last year weren’t all that bad and he’s just 25. It was only a matter of time when a major league team short of arms in the upper minors would come calling.
It is a stretch to consider the 50th pick a first rounder but technically he was.
If he’d spent any time with the Mets’ triple-A club he’d be a Buffalo Roemer. But instead he signed where the deer and the antelope play. In case you missed the game, the final score was Deer 2, Antelope 1.