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Greenberg Becomes Second Signed: Bridgeport Bluefish OF Adam Greenberg has become the second player signed out of the Atlantic League, this time by the Los Angeles Angels.

Greenberg, who has Major League experience with the Chicago Cubs, was hitting .289 at the time of his departure. He was assigned to Double-A Arkansas…which may lead to a bit of an awkward situation in the Bluefish clubhouse, considering Jesse Hoorelbeke was only recently released from that very same spot. – Mike Ashmore

More From Von Hayes: I finally had the chance to listen back to my interview with Lancaster Barnstormers manager Von Hayes from Thursday. Here are two interesting bits from what he had to say:

Visa Problems: “I know a lot of instances, some of these government buildings are 200-300 miles away from where these players live so just the logistics of getting down there, a lot of these guys work at home, and just getting down there, taking time off work and getting it done can present problems.

We’ve had (Sendy Rheal and Jose Cabrera) under contract since the middle of February and here we are, in the middle of May still struggling to get these guys here. Supposedly the paper work’s getting done on the ninth of May and we’re hoping to get these guys shortly there after. Whether or not we can pitch them right away, that’s going to be another story. We’re hoping to get them in shape and pitching in games in a week or so.”

The Team’s Record: “Every game we’ve played and every game we’ve lost, it’s been a real close game, we’ve had a chance to win. With a little bit better pitching in the sixth, seventh inning have just killed us, especially early in the year where your starters aren’t as apt to go deep in games. We’re still trying to get them stretched out to over 100 pitches and right now it’s just a struggle to get them through six innings, let alone bring them into the seventh or eighth. Once the starters get stretched out and we improve our bullpen a little bit, I think we’ll have a pretty good formula for winning.”

Look for my interviews with Barnstormers outfielder Michael Woods and pitcher Zach Parker this week. – Scott Stanchak


1. chip saunders - May 10, 2008

Isn’t Greenberg the guy who got beaned in the head in his only mlb at bat?

2. AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com - May 10, 2008

Yep. I wanted to ask him about it, but then I saw the quotes he gave the CT Post…and it didn’t really seem like he wanted to have too much to do with it.

3. AtlanticLeagueFans - May 10, 2008

Who was the first signed to an organization?

Does this include Steve Schmoll, who signed with York but found an organizational deal before reporting to spring training?

4. AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com - May 10, 2008

Schmoll is not included in that list.

We reported several days ago that Bridgeport C Brian Peterson had been signed by the Baltimore Orioles organization.

5. Sharks52 - May 10, 2008

Anybody know who the E. Dubose was who replaced Florence early in the game in right for the Bluefish last night? The only one I know of is Eric who pitched for the Orioles so it certainly wasn’t him.

6. Sharks52 - May 10, 2008

Huh, just checked the pitching roster and it was him. Are the Bluefish bringing in any additional players besides Shea Harris for the doubleheader tonight? Is Florence going to be able to play?

7. Anonymous - May 11, 2008

I’ve been listening to most of the Camden v. Bridgeport webcast and hear that Glenn Murray is playing and some of the pitchers are in the field.. some mention was made of the Fish getting food poisoning but I didn’t hear the beginning of the webcast to hear more of the story.. anyone know what that is all about?

8. Sharks52 - May 11, 2008

The Bluefish had Eickhorst in left, Castillo at first and Pike in right in the first game and used Bergstrom as a pinchrunner. Pike played right and DuBose first in the second game. Pike and Dubose played very well defensively although Castillo’s and Eickhorst’s unfamiliararity with their positions probably cost the Bluefish three runs in the third inning and the game. The pitchers as a whole did quite well at the plate going 3 for 15 with a homerun (Dubose) and knocking in 4 of the 6 runs in the doubleheader. MIA were Hoorelbeke, Lopez, Bear and for some reason Shea Harris in the first game. I think Florence was hurt.

9. chip saunders - May 11, 2008

When did the A.L. start playing 9 inning Double Headers? I know the First game of Ducks-Bluecrabs game went 9.

10. BoosterBabe - May 11, 2008

Oh my god, Food Poisoning?????
THat’s awful! and before anyone gets any strange ideas… they haven’t had any of my goodies since last Friday, so it’s nothing I made for them! 🙂

Oh poor guys. I hope they feel better soon.
First the flu ran rampant through the Boston clubhouse a couple weeks ago, and now this.

Wonder where they ate?

11. Mikey0360 - May 11, 2008

The reason there were two nine inning games with the Ducks-Bluecrabs is that they had a day night doubleheader. In other words, two seperate admissions.

12. Anonymous - May 11, 2008

Chip- the reason the Ducks had a day-night doubleheader scheduled was so they would not have to play a game on Mothers Day, which has had low attendance in the past. They figured they would get more of a gate if they had 2 separate games on Saturday instead of a Sunday Mothers Day game. However, since their game was rained out on Friday night, they rescheduled it and will be playing on Mothers Day anyway.

-Fish/Ducks fan

13. Anonymous - May 11, 2008

The Ducks released pitcher Jim Magrane and signed former Fish pitcher Steve Kent.

14. chip saunders - May 11, 2008

Thanks guy’s for the D.H. info,It makes sense since it was 2 seperate admissions.

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