Catching up on some minor league moves from around baseball, with a tip of the cap to Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America….
- The Yankees released catcher Nick Ciuffo earlier this month, according to Ciuffo’s MLB.com’s profile page. Ciuffo signed a minor league deal in March but didn’t see any game action in New York’s farm system. Ciuffo has played in three of the last five MLB seasons, last appearing with the Orioles in 2021 and amassing 21 total games in the big leagues (19 with Tampa Bay). The Rays selected Ciuffo with the 21st overall pick of the 2013 draft, but he has posted only a .248/.294/.348 slash line over 2053 career plate appearances in the minors.
- The Marlins acquired left-hander Sean Nolin from the Twins earlier this month, and Nolin made his debut with Triple-A Jacksonville last Wednesday. Nolin signed a minor league deal with Minnesota in February, after spending the 2022 season in the Korea Baseball Organization. Nolin pitched with the Blue Jays and A’s from 2013-15, and then with the Nationals in 2021, spending time bouncing around the minors, the independent leagues, the KBO League and in Japan with NPB amidst his brief stints in the majors. The 33-year-old Nolin has a 5.74 ERA over his 58 career innings in the big leagues.
- Sticking with the Marlins and their Triple-A affiliate, Jacksonville announced earlier this week that right-hander Enrique Burgos had been released. Burgos signed a minors contract in the offseason but struggled to a 16.20 ERA over 3 1/3 innings with Jacksonville. Burgos’ MLB resume consists of 68 1/3 innings with the Diamondbacks in 2015-16, and he has since mostly pitched in the Mexican League and in the independent Atlantic League, as well as regular appearances in winter ball.
Thanks Mark! I was just asking Steve the other day what happened to the minor transactions articles. He said most of them got full write ups.
I think the writers at MLBTR will find out the more they write about current hot/top prospects and team’s current top prospects how they’re fairing, etc. the more traffic they will get in those articles especially..
That’s if they haven’t noticed already how the few articles they have written on prospects, the amount of traffic those have already received..
That should naturally become the next step in this site’s growth, and I think only good things would come from it…
It would certainly help in making this site a true one stop shop for everything baseball..
I love this site, I just hope it continues to evolve and grow, so it doesn’t get left behind…