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February 7, 2008 February 7, 2008

Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.

York Signs Two: Both Jim Seip and Jeff Johnson are reporting that the York Revolution have re-signed outfielders Travis Ezi and Kaz Tanaka.

Ezi split the year between York and the now-defunct Road Warriors squad, while Tanaka became the very unlikely choice as the Revs fan favorite.

Johnson writes that the team has agreed to terms with 11 players, while Seip adds that the team has signed or is in the process of signing three or four pitchers with big league time.

Atlantic League Notebook: A bunch of stuff going on, and I didn’t really think every news item needed it’s own headline, so here ya go…

The Boston Red Sox have named Tom Goodwin as their new hitting coach for their New York-Penn League affiliate, the Lowell Spinners. Goodwin spent his 2005 season with the Atlantic City Surf, where he hit .265 in 88 games.

Nashua Pride alum Brendan Donnelly has signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. Donnelly has won World Series rings with the Angels and Red Sox, but his name was recently included in the Mitchell Report, which couldn’t have helped his stock in baseball circles.

The Sioux Falls Canaries of the American Association have signed former Long Island Ducks P Pat Mahomes. Mahomes pitched for the Ducks in 2006, and his rights were traded to the Bluefish in 2007. He never pitched for Bridgeport, and when I asked why, was told there was no room for him.

The Shreveport Sports of the same league have signed Road Warriors and former Bluefish INF Ron Fenwick. Fenwick spent all of last season on the road, hitting just .204 with a home run and 21 RBI in 81 games.

Also, former Atlantic City Surf, Bridgeport Bluefish and Nashua Pride P Ned Darley was released by the AA’s El Paso Diablos.

The Can-Am League’s Brockton Rox have signed former Newark and Road Warriors INF Melvin Falu. The 27-year-old spent all of 2004 with the Road Warriors, and played well in a brief stint with Newark in 2005, hitting .340 in 29 games.

P Jon Hunton, impressive in three appearances with the Barnstormers last season, has been dealt to Fort Worth of the AA from the New Jersey Jackals.

And finally, Tyrone Pendergrass, who spent Spring Training with the Patriots a few years back but didn’t make the team, has been dealt to the San Angelo Colts of the United League. Pendergrass has played in nearly every indy ball league imaginable, perhaps one day he can add an Atlantic League sticker to his suitcase. – Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

Baez Is Back: The Long Island Ducks are bringing back Kevin Baez as their third base coach. The former big leaguer spent all of last season coaching in the New York Mets organization. Bud Harrelson will remain the team’s first base coach on Dave LaPoint‘s staff. – Scott Stanchak


1. Anonymous - February 7, 2008

Thanks for the update, Mike.

2. Anonymous - February 7, 2008

Scott–Since the Ducks and Don McCormack have parted ways, have you heard if he will be going to another team in the league?

3. Scott Stanchak - February 8, 2008

Sorry, I haven’t heard anything about Don returning to the league.

4. Sumosid - February 8, 2008

The fact that Kevin Baez is back with the Ducks, surprises me.

I figured he would great fit with his hometown Cyclones this season.

I wonder why he wasn’t retained by the Muts?

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