Here are the day’s minor moves:
- The Tigers have released righty Ryan Perry, according to the International League transactions page. Perry, 28, struggled badly this year at Triple-A amid injury issues, and the same could be said, more or less, of the prior two seasons as well. His career started with real promise — he rose quickly through the minors and tossed 124 1/3 frames of 3.69 ERA ball out of the Detroit pen back in 2009-10 — but has failed to remain on course since. The 2008 first-round pick returned to the Tigers as a minor league free agent this winter after a few seasons in the Nationals organization.
- Two veterans are headed back to the majors today, as the Braves selected the contract of just-signed reliever David Aardsma and the Orioles did the same with outfielder Nolan Reimold. Aardsma came to Atlanta after opting out of his deal with the Dodgers. He has thrown 19 2/3 solid innings at Triple-A, striking out 11.4 and walking 3.2 batters per nine en route to a 2.29 ERA. Reimold, who rejoined the Baltimore organization after departing last year, has slashed .286/.351/.389 over his 194 plate appearances at the highest level of the minors.
I am very glad to see David Aardsma get back to the Show. He worked very hard last year at Memphis and I was shocked he only got another minor league contract this past winter. He was very gracious about signing autographs even late after games. I think a lot of teams made mistakes not giving him a shot this spring. Hope he has several more good seasons.
Agreed. Even though Farrell wore out a path between the dugout and the mound when aardsma was pitching for Boston, you could tell David had the bulldog mentality of never quitting.
Pulling for him to become a really good setup guy at least and would be super if he could get some of that 95-98mph velocity back somehow as well. It would help his nasty splitter tremendously.
I was at the game last night, he threw a third of an inning. FB ranged from around 93-95
Giants just no-hit the METS…….
The Tigers continue bringing back players they got rid of, for one more shot. I guess it is admirable to be showing some loyalty to past players. Unfortunately, none of them have worked out.