Archive for May 31st, 2006

Wednesday: 05.31.2006

Zach Miner Up.

The Detroit Tigers called up pitcher Zach Miner from the Toledo Mudhens while optioning Jack Hannahan. The 24-year old righthander was brought over with Roman Colon in the Kyle Farnsworth deal last season and has pitched exceptionally well for the Mudhens over the course of two seasons. This year in nine starts covering 51 innings, he was 6-0 with a 2.82 earned run average, 1.26 WHIP, and 1.9 K:BB. The move looks to shore up the front end of the bullpen. an area that hasn’t been clicking on all cylinders of late for the team.

A look at Miner’s numbers prior to 2006:

Year Team Name Lg Age Org. Lvl W L ERA G SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HR/9 WHIP K:BB
2001 Jamestown NYPL 19 Atl A- 3 4 1.89 15 0 90.2 76 26 19 6 16 68 0.60 1.01 4.25
2002 Macon SAL 20 Atl A 8 9 3.28 29 0 159 143 73 58 10 51 131 0.57 1.22 2.57
2003 Myrtle Beach Caro 21 Atl A+ 6 10 3.69 27 0 153.2 150 74 63 10 61 88 0.59 1.37 1.44
2004 Greenville Sou 22 Atl AA 6 10 5.22 27 0 129.1 132 87 75 14 55 111 0.97 1.45 2.02
2005 Mississippi Sou 23 Atl AA 0 1 4.32 4 1 16.2 21 10 8 0 5 18 0.00 1.56 3.60
2005 Toledo IL 23 Det AAA 3 1 2.36 6 0 34.1 28 10 9 4 20 20 1.05 1.40 1.00
2005 Richmond IL 23 Atl AAA 1 7 4.23 17 0 89.1 97 47 42 6 45 63 0.60 1.59 1.40


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Wednesday: 05.31.2006

Phil Nevin Traded.

It is being reported by the Texas Rangers that 1st basemen/designated hitter Phil Nevin has been traded to the Chicago Cubs. No details yet on who the Rangers received in return. I’ll update with the players headed back to Texas and my thoughts on the deal when it is officially completed.

Update: The Rangers will reportedly receive Jerry Hairston Jr. for their end of the trade. I’m unsure the thinking of either team regarding the trade. I guess the Rangers were looking for a way to get Jason Botts into the lineup. For the Cubs part, Nevin can play 1B or LF, but Matt Murton has been solid in left so maybe they are going to move Todd Walker from 1st to 2nd, put Nevin at 1st, and Tony Womack on the bench. When Derrek Lee returns, who knows where Nevin will play?