The latest minor moves from around baseball:
- The Nationals opened up a spot on their 40-man roster Saturday by transferring first baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. The club made the move to create 40-man room for catcher prospect Raudy Read, whom it reinstated from the restricted list after he served an 80-game suspension. Zimmerman has already been on the DL for nearly two months (since May 10) on account of a strained right oblique, though there’s hope he’ll return in the near future, per Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com. He’ll be eligible to rejoin the Nats on July 9.
- The Angels have acquired catcher Joe Hudson from the Reds for cash, per an announcement from Cincinnati. Hudson had been with the Reds since they chose him in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. Now 27, Hudson has seen his first Triple-A action this year and hit .235/.339/.294 in 60 plate appearances.
Angels don’t need a catcher, they need a miracle with all these season ending injuries they keep accumulating.
They needed a catcher for depth in the minors. Rivera is done for the season. Ward was moved to third base. Juan Graterol is gone. Jose Briceno is in the majors. They needed a catcher for Salt Lake
He’s deservedly the face of the Nationals…but does Zimm ever get healthy/hot enough to take ABs from Murphy/Adams/Reynolds?
If Murphy could, they’d use him at second to free up more ABs, but that doesn’t look likely. Nor is Zimm playing LF again. Difo probably sticks in the everyday at 2B
The angels need a new Manager and whole new scouting team cause u can really see the talent we have