The latest minor moves from around baseball…
- The White Sox released outfielder Jacob May on Saturday, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune tweets. Now 26, May was once a well-regarded prospect with the Sox, who chose him in the the third round of the 2013 draft. May was unable to produce much with the bat as he climbed through the minor league ranks, though, and he slashed a ghastly .056/.150/.056 during a 42-plate appearance major league debut last season. He opened 2018 with Triple-A Charlotte and hit an underwhelming .255/.303/.341 with two home runs and 15 stolen bases in 342 PAs prior to his release.
- The Reds announced that left-hander Kyle Crockett was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville after clearing waivers. Cincinnati designated the 26-year-old for assignment Friday after he threw 9 1/3 innings with the club. Crockett allowed six earned runs on a whopping 16 hits in that span, but he also struck out 11 batters and issued only two walks. He’ll now return to Louisville, where he has pitched to a 4.00 ERA/3.24 FIP with 7.67 K/9 and 1.67 BB/9 in 27 innings this season.
- Like Crockett, Orioles lefty Chris Lee has been outrighted after clearing waivers, the team announced. Lee’s headed to Double-A Bowie, where he hasn’t pitched since 2016. This has been an injury-shortened season for the 25-year-old Lee, who has combined for just 14 innings between rookie ball and the Triple-A level.
I hate it for May. Still a fan of his. May he find luck happiness and success wherever or whatever he does.
Another failure of the sox draft. Their front office is worse than the crap on the field
That’s a tough one. Which is worse, Chisox front office or the players? This could take all night.
I’m sure you’re just looking for more reasons to hate the White Sox, like normal, but he was a 3rd round pick in 2013. Did you really expect for him to turn into something?
Taylor Featherson also signed a minor league deal with the reds a few days ago, if I’m not mistaken.
I am a fan of family. So I wished that it could have worked out But the Sox are loaded with outfielders throughout their system. So there wasn’t any plate apearences to give up any longer.
Wish him well but it wasn’t going to happen on the South Side.
Yankees should pick him up. If he lives to potential, great – if not, good fill in for the time being.
Jared Mitchell, Keenyn Walker, Trayce Thompson, Micah Johnson, Courtney Hawkins, Jacob May. Tim Anderson the only one left drafted by Kenny Williams.
Some of those guys might had not span out completely or as expected but they are great guys. Keenyn Walker is one of my favorites that played down in Birmingham and talked to. Really great friendly person.
Yeah so true. That’s exactly what the Yankees need to put them on top.