February 18, 2008 February 18, 2008Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Adding To The Barn: The Lancaster Barnstormers added a few new faces to their roster Monday, and all of them are familiar faces to manager Von Hayes.
The club inked right-handers Mike Nannini and Tim McClaskey, as well as utility man Lloyd Turner.
Both Nannini and Turner played for Hayes as members of the Midland RoundHounds of the Double-A Texas League. McClaskey faced Hayes while pitching for Corpus Christi in the Texas League.
A little more: Nannini is a former first-round (37th overall) pick of the Houston Astros. He has Triple-A experience.
As for Turner, the Barnstormers believe his speed will be a huge asset. In fact, in a release today, V.P. of baseball operations Keith Lupton said: “Between Turner and Michael Woods (who the Barnstormers signed last week), we’ll have two of the fastest guys in the Atlantic League. It will be fun to watch these guys run.”
McClaskey was drafted by the Florida Marlins in 1995 and spent last season with the Philadelphia Phillies Double-A club in Reading. – Scott Stanchak
Crabs Chat: The St. Paul Saints sent INF Chad Ehrnsberger to Southern Maryland (Atlantic) for a player to be named. Also, the Nashua Pride traded OF Rich Giannotti, LHP Beau Hintz and OF John Ramistella to Southern Maryland (Atlantic) for future considerations.
Bears News: I’ll have an update on Newark’s plans for 2008 tomorrow… – MA