Here are today’s minor moves from around the league.
- The White Sox have announced that they’ve acquired catcher Alfredo Gonzalez from the Astros and optioned him to Double-A Birmingham. Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle tweets that the Astros will receive cash considerations in return. The Astros designated Gonzalez for assignment last week after he batted just .158/.236/.205 in 162 plate appearances at Double-A Corpus Christi. The 23-year-old posted a .409 on-base percentage in a 2015 season split between three levels, however, and has a reputation for having a good arm.
- Righty Casey Coleman has opted out of his minor league deal with the Mariners, Tacoma Rainiers broadcaster Mike Curto tweets. Coleman is in the midst of a terrific season, with a 2.08 ERA, 8.8 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 in 39 innings of relief in the PCL. “It was just a thing where I’ve been told I have some of the best numbers in the whole league,” said Coleman, via News-Press.com’s Seth Soffian. “Seattle had a bunch of guys that were coming off injury soon and their roster was pretty full. I’ve put myself in a situation to hopefully sign somewhere else.” Coleman, who will be 29 tomorrow, has a career 5.72 ERA, 6.2 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9 in parts of four big-league seasons with the Cubs and Royals.
Total shot in the dark, but I wonder whether Coop or anyone else in the Sox organization has considered re-purposing Gonzalez’s strong throwing arm on the mound.
He had a .409 OBP last year… I don’t see them changing his positions because of a rough start to the year with the bat.
Just another lame pickup by the two boneheads running the sox.
Casey Coleman is having a fluke year
We could use a bullpen guy having a ‘fluke year’ pretty desperately at this point..
Coleman just signed with the Rays.
Think it’s a different Erik Davis, not to be confused with the one talked about in post. One Angels signed is from USC Aiken.
Also, Yankees seem like a good team for Coleman as they have almost all rookies in the bullpen besides their obvious top 3.
You’re right about Davis. Thank you for pointing that out. Apologies for the error.