Rounding up the latest in minor moves from around the game . . .
- The Braves have reportedly agreed to a minor league deal with veteran reliever Ben Rowen. Rowen, an extreme submariner, is the owner of a rare high-grounder, low-walk profile, and has turned in a number of impressive seasons at the AAA level. The 30-year-old’s last big-league appearance came in 2016 with Milwaukee, for whom he made three late-season appearances. The Virginia Tech-product debut also threw 8 innings for the 2014 Rangers, but has mostly made his way around the International and Pacific Coast Leagues over the last six seasons. In 245 career innings at the Triple-A level, the 6’4 righty has pitched to a stellar 3.08 ERA, allowing just 0.44 homers per nine. He figures to be a candidate for the Peter Moylan role at the front end of the Atlanta bullpen, and should make a nifty righty specialist if the club can spare the roster space.
Well worth a shot
here’s to feeling good all the time
Don’t take this the wrong way, but when I come back I’m sitting over there.
He was in the Mets minor league system once. Don’t think he’s any good. If you can’t rise to the top of that system it doesn’t bowed well.
He was in the Atlantic league last year retired in the beginning of the season
Saw him pitch a little in the minors. Looked good. Class AAAA bullpen pitcher. Good luck to him.
I’ve seen him throw in minor league definitely worth a shot .He got a funky kind of delivery that makes that submarine pitch work .He’s either going to be hard to hit or a launching pad you’ll know right away.
It seems weird that he hasn’t gotten much of a shot at the MLB level with an ERA just over 3. I believe the Mets did have someone in the bullpen a number of years ago who was a side-armer/submariner, but the name is escaping me right now…
They definitely had a side-armer, but submarine is a specialty pitch that is lower to the ground than that, so I’m not sure if they had anyone like that…
Just searched it. They had Chad Bradford for a season in 2006, but I don’t think he’s the one I meant…
Joe Smith perhaps? (07 08 in NYM)
lets see what happens before we judge..
Not exactly the bullpen move the braves need to make
Minor league deal. All about depth.