Archive for April 8th, 2012

Duff Re-Signed, Pendleton Released By Astros

April 8, 2012

The latest installment of Baseball America’s transactions update had a few interesting nuggets…

— The Yankees have re-signed Grant Duff after releasing him earlier this spring.  Duff, along with Tim Norton, have been placed on the 60-Day DL. 

In addition, the following players were placed on the 7-Day DL: RHP Zach Arneson, RHP Sean Black, RHP Daniel Burawa, RHP Reinier Casanova, RHP Matt Daley, RHP Jairo Heredia, RHP Tommy Kahnle, RHP Ronny Marte, RHP Adam Miller, RHP Diego Moreno, LHP Jeremy Bleich, LHP Matt Tracy, C Jeff Farnham, C Kyle Higashioka, 1B Russ Branyan, 1B Luke Murton, 2B Corban Joseph, 2B Jayson Nix, SS Carmen Angelini, OF Shane Brown, OF Slade Heathcott, OF Damon Sublett.

As I previously reported, Burawa, Heredia, Moreno, Bleich, Murton and Sublett all started the year on the Thunder DL.  Farnham is on the phantom DL in Trenton as well.  None of those assignments really mean a whole lot.

— The Astros released former Yankees and Thunder pitcher Lance Pendleton. 

— The Dodgers released former Thunder pitcher and Major League outfielder Brian Anderson. 

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT // Twitter: Mashmore98


Easter Eggs

April 8, 2012

For those who celebrate, Happy Easter!  My off day plans include sleeping as long as I can and not spending a single second thinking about baseball.  So, I set up a post for you guys with some photos from the opening series that you might not have seen yet…

David Adams

Addison Maruszak’s bat lies on the mat during BP


Luis Dorante

Gustavo Molina


Kelvin Perez

Jose Pirela

Graham Stoneburner


Preston Claiborne

Sal Fasano and Tony Franklin shake hands before Saturday’s game

Rob Lyerly

Brett Marshall







Deck McGuire




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