August 4, 2007 August 4, 2007Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Spivey Signs With Red Sox: I have confirmed with a BASA official that Bridgeport Bluefish 2B/CF Junior Spivey has signed with the Boston Red Sox and will be assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Spivey was one of the best players in the Atlantic League this season, hitting .333 with five home runs and 39 RBI. He was also the subject of one of my more contentious interviews in recent memory, although he did approach me the following day to discuss that.
He was fifth in the league in batting average, and his .440 OBP led the league.
Stay tuned, you may see some more player moves coming up…
Garcia Released (Ashmore)
Ducks Cut Garcia: The Long Island Ducks have released P James Garcia. Garcia went 4-2 with a 6.32 ERA in 18 games for the Ducks, and batters were hitting a healthy .313 off of him.
Bears Sign Big Leaguer And First Rounder: The Newark Bears have signed LHP Joe Rodriguez to a contract. Rodriguez has a dozen games of big league experience, splitting that with the Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals.
Also, word out of Newark is that the Bears have signed former first round pick P Mark Phillips, who will apparently start tonight against the Patriots.
Phillips, a big southpaw, was drafted 9th overall by the Padres in 2000. He has not pitched professionally since he appeared in 16 games for the Single-A Tampa Yankees in 2003.
Furthermore, P Steve Crampton popped up in last night’s box score. OF Ruben Mateo did not.
Mateo not playing would be the biggest disappointment since Dan got sent home from Making the Band 4…
York Releases Matos: There was a rumor a few months ago that the York Revolution were going to send INF Willie Matos to the Road Warriors. Unfortunately for him, his fate wouldn’t be that good. The Revs gave Matos his outright release today. He was hitting only .202 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 114 at-bats.
Gannon To Can-Am: The Nashua Pride (remember them?) signed former Atlantic League P Joe Gannon. Gannon pitched for the Bears, Patriots and Nashua during his stay in the AL. – Mike Ashmore