Here are the day’s minor moves from around the game…
- It didn’t take long for Ed Lucas to catch on with another organization after his recent release by the Mariners. The 33-year-old has signed on with the Diamondbacks on a minor league deal, per Matt Eddy of Baseball America (via Twitter). He’ll look to improve upon a .232/.265/.399 slash line over his first 147 Triple-A plate appearances on the year, with hopes of returning to the majors for the first time since his 2013-14 run with the Marlins.
- The Pirates announced that they have selected the contract of right-hander Wilfredo Boscan from Triple-A Indianapolis, with catching prospect Elias Diaz hitting the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster and left-hander Cory Luebke being optioned to Triple-A to clear room on the active roster. Boscan will throw his first pitch as a big leaguer if he takes the hill for the Bucs. The 26-year-old spent last season in the organization as well and was even promoted to the Majors on three occasions but never got into a game before being designated for assignment and outrighted back to Indianapolis. He re-signed on a minor league pact this winter and has had a very strong start to the year, firing 40 innings of 2.48 ERA ball with an outstanding 31-to-4 K/BB ratio in the Triple-A rotation. Luebke had faced 23 batters and allowed 12 of them to reach in what was his first big league action since 2012 due to a pair of Tommy John surgeries. Diaz had elbow surgery earlier this season and will be out until later this summer.
Any news on profar being called up yet?
As if further evidence was needed for the Pirates deliberately waiting until after the Super Two deadline to bring up Taillion/Glasnow.
us bucco fans are used to it. The starting rotation needs a boost right now. Can’t depend on anyone now. Well….Cole.
It’s too bad we have to wait. For the first time, Locke didn’t begin pitching batting practice after twitching four innings. Boston won’t start. He pitched relief tonight. After last yr’s bullpen fame, it is too bad we couldn’t spend a few million to keep several of last yr’s guys. They make this group look pathetic. I need to check how those players are doing this year.
I know its easy to remember the bad games and hard to remember the mediocre ones.. but Locke as been decent more than he has been bad only really getting knocked around 3 of his 8 games and of those 8 games 5 of them where quality starts… by far the worst option for a 5th starter.
but boy when he is off.. he is really bad.
I’ll be happy for Boscan if he gets in a game. Being called to the majors 3 different times without playing has to suck. Besides, his numbers this year to me says he deserves a look.
I feel bad that Luebke is still struggling. Got to meet him when he pitched in San Diego – great guy. Injuries have really taken their toll.
Id like to see Boscan make his mark in the middle relief role, we really need help there.
I see there’s a lot of teams racing to sign Danks. It only took the white sox a few years to figure out what all the other teams knew.
Sean Burnett is available just opted out of his contract with the Braves !