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May 5, 2008 May 5, 2008

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Peterson Signed By O’s: It’s usually the other way around, but Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Brian Peterson was inked by the Baltimore Orioles today. He’ll join the club’s Double-A affiliate in Bowie.

This season, Peterson, who reached Triple-A with the Cleveland Indians, was hitting .400 with a home run and 4 RBI. He was third in the league in average and second in extra-base hits. – Scott Stanchak

Moore Leaves Patriots: Somerset Patriots INF Frank Moore has left the team due to personal reasons. He was hitting .189 with a home run and two RBI at the time of his departure.

Ryan Dunleavy of The Courier News is reporting that the team is bringing in P Tim Lavigne. Lavigne recently pitched in the Yankees organization, where I got to cover him in Double-A. He didn’t pitch entirely great when I got to see him, but maybe he’ll be Paul Thorp and put up solid numbers in Somerset.

Camden Outfield Moves: According to a source, the Camden Riversharks have released OF Mike Vento and deactivated OF Josh Rabe. Also, the team has placed OF Nic Jackson and INF Jason Phillips on the DL.

I’ll try to find out some more about the first two moves.

UPDATED: Vento isn’t expected back, but Rabe may return at some point. The team has replaced them with OF Ron Davenport. Davenport is a left-handed hitting outfielder with some pop. He has extensive time in the Blue Jays system.

Barnstormers Cut Major Leaguer: INF John Nelson has been released in favor of INF Juan Francia. Also, Jason Guarente reports that P Franklin Mendible was cut.

Hard to believe that last move, said the sarcastic man…

Blue Crabs Place Hammons On Suspended List: P Matt Hammons has been placed on the suspended list by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. A call to the Blue Crabs offices was never picked up, so…yeah, don’t know what to tell you there.

Martin Injured: Long Island Ducks P Tom Martin has left tonight’s game after three pitches with an apparent injury to his side. No more details at the moment…

Maestrales Released by Cardinals: Baseball America’s transactions page lists former Atlantic League INF Pete Maestrales as having been released by the St. Louis Cardinals. – MA

Poll Results: Which person did the best job building their club this year?

BPT – Mike Church – 11 (7%)
CAM – David Keller – 24 (15%)
LAN – Keith Lupton – 20 (12%)
LI – Dave Lapoint – 12 (7%)
NWK – Jim Cerny – 34 (21%)
SOM – Brett Jodie – 27 (17%)
SO MD – Butch Hobson – 15 (9%)
YORK – Adam Gladstone – 12 (7%)

I’ll throw up a new poll… right now! – Scott Stanchak



1. Anonymous - May 5, 2008

OT: Bobby Brownlie promoted to Triple A Columbus after 4-0 2.80 start in Double A. Hope to seem him in Washington soon.

2. Anonymous - May 5, 2008

Saw this on the wire:
Laredo, TX- The Laredo Broncos of the United League have signed OF Edgard Clemente to a 2008 contract.

3. Anonymous - May 5, 2008

Adam Greenberg sure showed some speed for the Bluefish over the weekend, getting hit by a pitch (imagine that..) and then scoring from 1st on a ball hit to left.

AND…..he has a pet parrot that he had in the dugout on Sunday. A picture of it on a teammate’s shoulder is in Monday’s CT Post.

Word is, the players got a kick out of the bird, which accompanied the Bluefish on their season-opening road trip. The bus driver was not too crazy about the fowl, as it left the bus a bit of a mess.

And: Calvin Pickering finally got ahold of a ball, parking it WAY out in Right Center…..after entering Sunday’s game with an .080average.

–Eddie Ramos

4. BoosterBabe - May 5, 2008

Can I plug the Bluefish Booster Club’s first trip of the season?
It’s Sunday, 5/25 to Long Island. Ferry from Bridgeport at 10:30. Bus to the ballpark and back to the Ferry.

Cost is $55 for Booster Club Members, $65 for non-members. All are welcome.
Email me for details. boosterclub@optonline.net

5. AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com - May 5, 2008

The Brownlie thing was written about several days ago.

As for Pickering…when I saw him, he was swinging at everything. He connected on a deep fly ball to center that the wind got, but I couldn’t imagine the damage he can do when he really gets a hold of one.

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