The latest minor moves from around baseball…
- The Padres have agreed to a deal with right-hander Parker Markel on a minor league contract with an invitation to big league camp, Steve Adams of MLBTR tweets. Markel was a 30th-round pick of the Rays in 2010 who has since spent time with a few other organizations. The 30-year-old made his major league debut in 2019 and combined for a 7.77 ERA/7.30 FIP with 9.82 K/9 and 6.95 BB/9 in 22 innings between the Mariners and Pirates. Markel has a much better track record at the higher levels of the minor, though, including a stingy 2.57 ERA with 9.8 K/9 against 4.7 BB/9 over 101 2/3 frames in Triple-A ball.
- The Indians have re-signed left-hander Anthony Gose and infielder Andruw Monasterio to minors deals, the team announced. Gose will be in spring training as a non-roster player. The former Tigers and Blue Jays outfielder transferred to the mound in 2017 and has since put up a 4.39 ERA with 10.0 K/9 in 65 2/3 minor league innings, owing in part to a blazing fastball, but Gose has walked more than eight batters per nine. Monasterio joined the Indians in their trade that sent catcher Yan Gomes to the Nationals in December 2018. While he’s still just 23, Monasterio got off to an inauspicious start with the Indians when he hit .217/.279/.253 with one home run in 279 Double-A plate appearances in 2019.
The Gose resigning could be something more than just another name/body in spring training.. It’s not much more than that right now.. but a lefty that can bring heat approaching triple figures and two secondary pitches who’s going through the Indians command and control training.. could become more than a diamond in the rough…once fully polished.. We’ll see..
He wasn’t that good and he blew out his elbow I wouldn’t expect much
The elbow injury happened three years ago….and he throws 100.
We’ll give him a shot.
And walk every other batter
The Padres should sign Blake Parker. Then they could have a Monopoly on the Parker Bros.
…and I heard Monastario is a very religious man….
A very Monkish type of fellow I hear
Listens to a lot of Cat Stevens ..
Also Abbott and Costello.
Will be interesting to see which signing before the first of the year will be the player that helps their team in September and October.