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August 15, 2005

Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.

The Quack Attack is Back, Jack: The Ducks activated Doug Jennings, who missed about a month with a broken hand. To make room for Jennings, the team deactivated the league’s best closer, Todd Erdos. I’ll put some feelers out there to see what’s going on here.

Erdos is coming off of a rare bad outing in which he gave up three runs in his last appearance and was wild.

I have an idea of who their new closer might be, so all hope might not be lost here. The Ducks are teasing big names in their latest newsletter, and they’re an organization that never fails to disappoint in that department, that’s for sure.

Hundley Retires: Barnstormers P Jeff Hundley has retired to pursue his college education.

Pitching Alums: It was a proud day for Atlantic League brass, as three former AL pitchers picked up wins in the big leagues last night. Kane Davis, pitching for the Brewers, grabbed his first big league win since 2002. Brendan Donnelly got the W for Anaheim and Joe Borowski got his first win for the Devil Rays.

Jose Lima was not as fortunate as the others, as he picked up yet another loss for the terrible Kansas City Royals.

Is Alcantara Coming Here: The Can-Am League’s New Jersey Jackals released OF Izzy Alcantara, leaving the door open for his long rumored arrival in the Atlantic League. While he did play in some games for the Boston Red Sox, he’s likely best known as being the guy who karate kicked the catcher before charging the mound in a Triple-A game a few years back.

At the time of his release, he was hitting .273 with 1 HR and 3 RBI in just four games played. I’m again thinking that there was more than meets the eye going on here.

Surprise! 2004 AL Pitcher of the Year Returns: But not to the Atlantic League. Kevin Henthorne, whose Atlantic League rights are held by the Lancaster Barnstormers via expansion draft, was signed today by the Surprise Fightin’ Falcons of the Golden Baseball League. – Mike Ashmore



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