Archive for November, 2012

Five Thunder Players Added To Yankees 40-Man Roster

November 22, 2012

(Yankees PR) Earlier today, the Yankees claimed RHP Mickey Storey off waivers from the Houston Astros and added LHP Manny Banuelos, OF Ramon Flores, RHP Brett Marshall, RHP Jose Ramirez, LHP Francisco Rondon and LHP Nik Turley to their 40-man roster.

Storey, 26, made his Major League debut with the Astros in August 2012, going 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA (30.1IP, 13ER) in 26 relief appearances. He began the 2012 season with Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he went 7-4 with two saves and a 3.05 ERA (65.0IP, 22ER) in 38 games (two starts) for the RedHawks. Storey was originally selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 31st round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

Banuelos, 21, was limited to six starts with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2012, going 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA (24.0IP, 12ER). He was placed on the disabled list on May 19 with sore left elbow and missed the remainder of the season before undergoing “Tommy John” surgery on October 4. Banuelos was originally signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on March 30, 2008.

Flores, 20, spent the majority of the 2012 season with Single-A Tampa, batting .302 (156-for-517) with 83R, 29 doubles, 6HR and 39RBI in 131 games. He was promoted to Double-A Trenton on September 3 and appeared in one game, going 2-for-5 with 2R, 1HR and 2RBI. Flores was originally signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on July 4, 2008.

Marshall, 22, spent the 2012 season with Double-A Trenton, going 13-7 with a 3.52 ERA (158.1IP, 62ER) and a team-leading 120K in 27 starts. Marshall was originally selected by the Yankees in the sixth round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

Ramirez, 22, went 7-6 with a 3.19 ERA (98.2IP, 35ER) in 21 games (18 starts) with Single-A Tampa in 2012. Ramirez was originally signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on October 10, 2007.

Rondon, 24, combined to go 5-0 with one save and a 3.93 ERA (71.0IP, 31ER) and 80K in 44 relief appearances with Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He was originally signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on February 25, 2006.

Turley, 23, spent the majority of the 2012 season with Single-A Tampa, going 9-5 with a 2.89 ERA (112.0IP, 36ER) and 116K in 23 games (21 starts). He was promoted to Double-A Trenton on September 3 and won his only start, allowing 3ER in 5.0IP. Turley was originally selected by the Yankees in the 50th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

Additionally, RHP Dave Herndon elected free agency in lieu of being outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees’ 40-man roster now stands at 39.

Arm & Hammer Park

November 13, 2012

(PR) (Trenton, NJ) The home ballpark for the Trenton Thunder, Double A affiliate of the New York Yankees, will now be known as ARM & HAMMER™ Park following a press conference today in Trenton that included representatives from Princeton, NJ-based Church & Dwight Co. Inc.

Church & Dwight, maker of the ARM & HAMMER family of products and a founding sponsor of Trenton Thunder baseball, has expanded its sponsorship to include the name of the ballpark for the next 20 years, through 2032.

“We are proud and honored to expand our current partnership with Church & Dwight and have the iconic ARM & HAMMER brand as the new name of the ballpark,” said Trenton Thunder President Joe Finley. “The pairing of the world-wide recognized ARM & HAMMER brand with the Trenton Thunder and our brand of New York Yankees Minor League Baseball is something in which the people of Mercer County and the entire region can take pride.”

“We’re thrilled to be entering into this long-term partnership with the Trenton Thunder,” said James Craigie, Church & Dwight Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to continuing Church & Dwight Company’s long-standing tradition of supporting our local communities by working together with the Trenton Thunder through our sponsorship of ARM & HAMMER Park.”

Church & Dwight, a $3.0 billion company, was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey. Church & Dwight is a leader in the Household Consumer Products and Personal Care industry, with such brands as ARM & HAMMER™, Nair™, Spinbrush™, Oxi Clean™, Orajel™ and more.
The Thunder began play in 1994 and will celebrate their 20th season in 2013. Trenton is the longest tenured team and the highest level of professional baseball (Class AA) in the state of New Jersey. On August 30, 2012, the Thunder and New York Yankees announced that the Player Development Contract between the two clubs has been extended through the 2022 season.

The 2013 season will begin on April 4 at Portland with the home opener slated for Thursday, April 11 against Richmond. Season tickets and group outings are on sale now by calling 609-394-3300.


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