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Transactions

Postby Wrigley Rat » Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:43 pm

I'm hoping we can have this as its own thread - it would be nice to have a somewhat comprehensive collection of transactions to look back at. Otherwise feel free to merge it with the game discussion...

Daytona:
Chris Huseby sent to Extended Spring Training (due to control problems???)
David Patton activated and assigned to Daytona

Iowa:
Jeff Gray promoted to Chicago
Ted Lilly on rehab assignment
Mark Johnson activated
Sam Fuld placed on 7-Day DL retroactive to 4/13/10

Notes:
CF Sam Fuld left the game in the fourth inning on 4/13/10. He's been bothered by soreness in the webbing of his left hand between his thumb and forefinger.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news ... p&sid=t451
Fuld on Sunday aggravated a minor wrist injury he suffered making a catch in Los Angeles two weeks ago and is limited for now to playing defense, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
http://www.fantasysp.com/player/mlb/Sam_Fuld/514660
4/15/10 - Sam Fuld left this game in the fourth inning with soreness in the webbing between his fingers. He saw a hand specialist yesterday in Chicago to try to get the problem figured out.
http://chicagocubsonline.com/archives/2 ... 0.php#more

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Re: Transactions

Postby Tim » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:35 pm

Excellent idea. I made it a sticky.
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Re: Transactions

Postby Wrigley Rat » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:54 pm

Thanks Tim!

Players who started the year injured:
Ted Lilly, LHP (shoulder surgery and knee injury)
Angel Guzman, RHP (March 2010 shoulder surgery)
Chris Carpenter, RHP (shoulder soreness)
* Casey Lambert, LHP (2009 TJS)
Matt Spencer, OF (broken toe)
Rebel Ridling, 1B (appendectomy)
Toby Matchulat, RHP (broken foot)
Marcus Hatley, RHP (2009 TJS)
Dylan Johnston, RHP (2009 TJS)
Justin Bristow (unknown)
Julio Castillo, RHP (unknown)
Dong-Yub Kim, OF (unknown)
Melvin Rosa, RHP (unknown)
Adam Spencer, RHP (unknown)

Players currently learning new positions in EST:
Alvaro Sosa (from C to RHP)
Drew Rundle (from OF to LHP)
Jonathan Mota (from IF to C)
Gian Guzman (from IF to RHP)
Dylan Johnston (from IF to RHP)

Julio Castillo likely to be released in the coming days...
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=373217&src=152

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Re: Transactions

Postby Wrigley Rat » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:29 pm

Released: C Garrett Maines, OF Jason James
Placed on suspended list: C Luis Flores
Recalled: RHP Jeff Gray
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Bristow, RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Manolin DeLeon, RHP Marcus Hatley, RHP Dylan Johnston, RHP David Patton, LHP Casey Lambert, C Mark Johnson, 1B Rebel Ridling, 3B Scott McClain, SS Matt Matulia, OF Matt Spencer

The Cubs signed both Maines and James out of the independent Frontier League in the offseason, but neither will suit up for a Chicago affiliate this spring. James, in particular, has an interesting backstory. Drafted in consecutive years out of Kishwaukee (Ill.) JC, in ’03 and ’04, he opted to attend NAIA Lindenwood (Mo.) instead of turning pro. James signed on with the Rockford Riverhawks of the Frontier League in July ’06 after being passed over in the draft. He then proceeded to string together four remarkable seasons in a row, batting a cumulative .355/.420/.524 in 306 games for Rockford. James' hitting exploits had some calling him the Ted Williams of the Frontier League.

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Re: Transactions

Postby Little Slide Rooter » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:43 pm

Wrigley Rat wrote:Released: C Garrett Maines, OF Jason James
Placed on suspended list: C Luis Flores
Recalled: RHP Jeff Gray
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Bristow, RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Manolin DeLeon, RHP Marcus Hatley, RHP Dylan Johnston, RHP David Patton, LHP Casey Lambert, C Mark Johnson, 1B Rebel Ridling, 3B Scott McClain, SS Matt Matulia, OF Matt Spencer

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Is that THE Scott McClain? How the hell did we end up with him again?

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Re: Transactions

Postby NCCubFan » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:06 pm

Apparently the Cubs signed him to a minor league contract, although neither cubs.com nor Baseball Reference shows such a transaction. He spent the last three years playing for Fresno (Giants' AAA team).
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Re: Transactions

Postby Wrigley Rat » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:28 pm

Purely speculating - I think the Cubs intentions for signing McClain were to use him as a player-coach. They used Matt Matulia that way last year, keeping him on the DL until they needed another body on the roster. I assumed Jason Dubois was signed for that role as well, but he is active and it looks like the Cubs need his power in the lineup. Arizona Phil thought the same might be true about Jose Contreras and Mario Mercedes as well.

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Re: Transactions

Postby Wrigley Rat » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:47 am

Peoria:
Jonathan Nagel was placed on the 7-day DL retroactive to 4/16/10
James Leverton was assigned to Peoria from Daytona's DL

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Re: Transactions

Postby TruffleShuffle » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:02 pm

dammit what's wrong with nagel now

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Re: Transactions

Postby NCCubFan » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:34 pm

The Cubs' media guide confirms that Die Hard did indeed sign a minor league contract with the Cubs in January, and he is included with the minor league players in the guide. I'm not sure why cubs.com doesn't show that, since the transaction list there usually includes minor league signings. Given his age (I can't remember whether it's 37 or 38) Wrigley Rat's speculation makes sense to me; at that age I doubt that he was signed as a potential major league callup.
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Re: Transactions

Postby Wrigley Rat » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:55 pm

Tennessee:
Tennessee Smokies activated RHP Christopher Carpenter from the 7-Day disabled list.
Marcos Mateo assigned to Iowa Cubs from Tennessee Smokies.

Daytona:
Daytona Cubs placed LHP Christopher Rusin on the 7-Day disabled list.
Matthew Spencer assigned to Daytona Cubs from Tennessee Smokies.

Peoria:
LHP Ted Lilly assigned to Peoria Chiefs (on rehab assignment).

Notes:
Chris Rusin (0-2) started and recorded only one out before suffering an ankle injury.
http://cubs.scout.com/a.z?s=260&p=2&c=9 ... 62460.html
After giving up three singles to start the game, the left-hander, who lost his opening start last weekend, injured his left ankle after a one-out come-backer off the bat of Dunedin's Mike McDade. Rusin was turning to run and back up home plate when he twisted his ankle. For his efforts, Rusin got the loss, two earned runs in just one-third of an inning, and a bag of ice for the ankle. Later, sporting crutches and an Ace bandage, he summed it all up in one word: "Frustrating."
http://www.news-journalonline.com/sport ... -cubs.html
Spencer (broken toe) has completed his rehab and is en route to Daytona, where he will play until the Cubs can open up a roster slot for him at AA Tennessee.
http://www.thecubreporter.com/2010/04/1 ... fitch-park

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Re: Transactions

Postby karenmac » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:29 am

TruffleShuffle wrote:dammit what's wrong with nagel now

here's a *little* more info from Nate's notes of 4/20:
April 17: LH James Leverton added from Extended Spring Training; RH Jonathan Nagel placed on disabled list (right arm stiffness)

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Re: Transactions

Postby Wrigley Rat » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:14 pm

karenmac wrote:
TruffleShuffle wrote:dammit what's wrong with nagel now

here's a *little* more info from Nate's notes of 4/20:
April 17: LH James Leverton added from Extended Spring Training; RH Jonathan Nagel placed on disabled list (right arm stiffness)

Those game notes are great - is there any way to link those here at NSBB? I like how it gives us each pitcher's repertoire. Thanks Karen.

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Re: Transactions

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:37 pm

Wrigley Rat wrote:
karenmac wrote:
TruffleShuffle wrote:dammit what's wrong with nagel now

here's a *little* more info from Nate's notes of 4/20:
April 17: LH James Leverton added from Extended Spring Training; RH Jonathan Nagel placed on disabled list (right arm stiffness)

Those game notes are great - is there any way to link those here at NSBB? I like how it gives us each pitcher's repertoire. Thanks Karen.


They're posted daily on Peoria and Iowa's web sites. I'll post them with the probable starters if they're available by then.

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Re: Transactions

Postby Wrigley Rat » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:30 pm

Thanks, but don't make extra work for yourself. I can just go to their websites when I need to. I just had never seen those before!

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Re: Transactions

Postby karenmac » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:58 pm

Wrigley Rat wrote:
karenmac wrote:
TruffleShuffle wrote:dammit what's wrong with nagel now

here's a *little* more info from Nate's notes of 4/20:
April 17: LH James Leverton added from Extended Spring Training; RH Jonathan Nagel placed on disabled list (right arm stiffness)

Those game notes are great - is there any way to link those here at NSBB? I like how it gives us each pitcher's repertoire. Thanks Karen.


always happy to give a plug for all the hard work going on in the MILB press boxes :-)
Here are the couple of spots that you can get at notes:
Iowa - http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/archive.jsp?category=releases&sid=t451
Peoria - Nate's new blog (required reading - come on now people!!!) http://peoriachiefs.mlblogs.com/

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Re: Transactions

Postby Tim » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:20 pm

from Nate:

OF Jesus Morelli to Extended Spring

OF Alvaro Ramirez to Extended Spring

RHP Tim Clubb released



OF DJ Fitzgerald Added from Extended Spring

OF Francisco Guzman Added from Extended Spring

RHP Larry Suarez Added from Extended Spring
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Re: Transactions

Postby Wrigley Rat » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:56 pm

Iowa:
Jason Dubois to the DL
Sam Fuld activated

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Re: Transactions

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:18 pm

Tim wrote:from Nate:

OF Jesus Morelli to Extended Spring

OF Alvaro Ramirez to Extended Spring

RHP Tim Clubb released



OF DJ Fitzgerald Added from Extended Spring

OF Francisco Guzman Added from Extended Spring

RHP Larry Suarez Added from Extended Spring


Great to hear about Suarez. He was the last cut from Peoria's pitching staff coming out of Mesa. He'll probably be pitching out of the pen for Peoria.

Good to see DJ Fitzgerald coming up after he had success in last season.

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Re: Transactions

Postby Wrigley Rat » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:14 pm

Iowa:
Jeff Samardzija optioned to Iowa
No corresponding move, yet...

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Re: Transactions

Postby Outshined_One » Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:50 pm

Wrigley Rat wrote:Iowa:
Jeff Samardzija optioned to Iowa
No corresponding move, yet...


LHP Scott Maine to Tennessee
LHP Jeremy Papelbon to the DL

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Re: Transactions

Postby toonsterwu » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:33 pm

Jovan Rosa was released, with Jon Mota going up to Peoria as a 2nd catcher.

Boy, catching sure is a weak spot in the organization right now. Although I half-wonder if Chirinos is a late bloomer.

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Re: Transactions

Postby Outshined_One » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:29 pm

Rebel Ridling's back in Daytona, looks like he came off the DL.

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Re: Transactions

Postby Wrigley Rat » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:39 pm

In addition to the above transactions, Ryne White was also released from Daytona today.

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Re: Transactions

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:07 pm

Wrigley Rat wrote:In addition to the above transactions, Ryne White was also released from Daytona today.


That was the corresponding move to Rebel Ridling coming off the DL.


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