Today is a special day in the baseball world as July 2nd marks the start of another international signing period. As news comes out about the international guys signing, I will pass it along here in Roster Moves in a dedicated section. This was a long one so lets get right to it!
(moves after the jump)
The Toronto Blue Jays placed RHP-Shawn Marcum (28) on the 15-day disabled list. The diagnosis of inflammation in this pitching elbow is a bit concerning based on his previous elbow problems and his 2008 Tommy John surgery. Concerns aside, the expectation is that this is a minor problem and that he will be activated shortly after the All-Star break. In other Jays news, they team called up LHP-Marc Rzepczynski (24) and optioned 3B-Jarrett Hoffpauir (27) to Las Vegas. Finally OF-Jeremy Reed (29) has refused Toronto’s minor league assignment and has elected to become a free agent.
The Boston Red Sox designated INF-Tug Hulett (27) for assignment and called up 2B-Niuman Romero (25) from Pawtucket. The team also placed RHP-Manny Delcarmen (28) and C-Jason Varitek (38) on the 15-day disabled list. Both DL moves were made retroactive to June 1st. Delcarmen landed on the DL with a forearm strain while Varitek’s broken foot will keep him sidelined for at least a month. RHP-Robert Manuel (26) was called up from Pawtucket to bolster the bullpen.
The Los Angeles Angels optioned RHP-Trevor Bell (23) to Salt Lake and called up RHP-Rich Thompson (26). The Angels also signed two of their first round picks. RHP-Cam Bedrosian, selected 29th overall, signed for $1.116 million and OF-Chevez Clarke, selected 30th overall, signed for $1.089 million.
The St. Louis Cardinals have once again optioned RHP-Fernando Salas (25) to Memphis and called up SS-Tyler Greene (26). Having another utility player is all fine and good, but what exactly does Salas have to do to stick in the majors? He made his major league debut on May 28th and has six appearances spread over three separate stints with the team. In 7.1 innings pitched he has a 1.23 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 4 strikeouts to go with 1 walk. All I am saying is give Fernando a real chance …
The Philadelphia Phillies signed Venezuelan SS-Fransisco Silva (16) for around $200,000.
The Minnesota Twins signed Dominican LHP-Reyson Zoquier.
The Oakland Athletics signed LHP-Anderson Mata (17), 3B-Renato Nunez (16) and LHP-Jose Torres (16). All three players are from Venezuela.
Topics: Adam Bostick, Angel Berroa, Bobby Jenks, Boone Logan, Brian Bruney, Cam Bedrosian, Carlos Maldonado, Charlie Morton, Chevez Clarke, Clay Hensley, Daniel Schlereth, Dustin Moseley, Fernando Salas, Jarrett Hoffpauir, Jason Bourgeois, Jason Varitek, Jeff Lyman, Jeremy Reed, Josh Fogg, Manny Delcarmen, Marc Rzepczynski, Max Ramirez, Niuman Romero, Orlando Hernandez, Randy Williams, Rich Thompson, Robert Manuel, Ryan Rohlinger, Sam LeCure, Scott Strickland, Trevor Bell, Tug Hulett, Tyler Greene