The latest minor moves from around the baseball world…
- The Red Sox re-signed infielder Tony Renda to a new minor league deal, Baseball America’s Matt Eddy reports. After playing in 32 games for the Reds as a rookie in 2016, Renda didn’t make it back to the majors until this season, when he appeared in a single game for Boston. The lone appearance was a notable one, as Renda entered the game as a pinch-runner in the 10th inning and scored the winning run in a 5-4 win over the Yankees on August 5. (Renda even received a World Series ring for his modest contribution to Boston’s championship season.) After hitting a combined .318/.373/.453 over 292 PA at the Double-A and Triple-A levels in 2018, Renda will return to the organization after being outrighted after the season.
- The Lotte Giants of the KBO League have announced new contracts for left-hander Brooks Raley and right-hander Jake Thompson for the 2019 season. (Hat tip to MyKBO.net’s Dan Kurtz for passing on the news.) Raley will receive $1.17MM for his fifth season in South Korea, where he has been a solid rotation piece for the Giants. A former Cubs draft pick, Raley tossed 38 1/3 innings for Chicago in 2012-13 and hasn’t since been back in the big leagues. Thompson will head to the KBO after being designated for assignment off the Brewers roster last summer and ultimately let go into free agency. Formerly a well-regarded prospect for the Phillies, Thompson never found much consistency at the MLB level, posting a 4.87 ERA over 116 1/3 frames for Philadelphia from 2016-18. Thompson will receive $760K in guaranteed salary, with another $140K available in incentive bonuses.
That sucks was really hoping Thompson would resign with Milwaukee but I guess he has to do what’s best for him and his family
Sox aaa roster set with this move along with other overpaid players.
dynamite drop in monty
Dynamite drop in, Monty
He is a notorious bat hitter. I don’t know how he was such a highly regarded prospect. He has no put away pitch. Very mediocre stuff.
cup of coffee and you get a ring? merry christmas, tony!
I know, right? I certainly wouldn’t feel as though I had earned it. I’d probably sell it.