Here are a few recent indy ball signings of some notable former major leaguers:
- The St. Paul Saints announced that they have added 34-year-old righty Tom Wilhelmsen. He spent most of spring camp with the Padres before being released. Once a quality reliever with the Mariners, Wilhelmsen has struggled in the past two seasons to get on track. All told, he owns a 3.53 ERA in 385 MLB innings over seven seasons.
- Joining the Long Island Ducks are infielder Emilio Bonifacio and lefty Daniel Schlereth. At times, the 33-year-old Bonifacio has been a heavily-used contributor at the game’s highest level, but he was largely functioning as organizational depth in recent seasons. Still, Bonifacio has appeared in each of the past 11 MLB seasons. He carries a .256/.313/.333 slash in nearly three thousand trips to the plate in the majors, the majority of which came with the Marlins. As for Schlereth, a former first-round pick of the Diamondbacks, he hasn’t seen the big leagues since appearing in 2012 with the Tigers. He spent the 2017 season with the Marlins organization, working to a 2.38 ERA with 8.4 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 over 41 2/3 in the three highest levels of the minors.
Be interesting to see if Schlereth ends up being this year’s Kazmir or Rich Hill
He’s a reliever so I doubt it. But as a lefty he had a good year last year and should be in affiliated ball.