June 17, 2008 June 17, 2008Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Camden Adds Big League Arm: The Camden Riversharks have added P Felix Rodriguez.
The 35-year-old righty has pitched for — deep breath — the Dodgers, Reds, Diamondbacks, Giants, Phillies, Yankees and Nationals in the big leagues.
He’s made 563 big league appearances and pitched in the 2002 World Series for the Giants.
Nichols Jumps The Shark: It would appear David Keller is following the Chicago Cubs business model. Jim Edmonds and Reed Johnson have been let go by other teams and made huge impacts for the Cubs this year.
Now, Keller’s going to try to do the same with Kyle Nichols, who started the year with the Blue Crabs and had a brief stint with Lancaster before being released.
Camden has added the 30-year-old slugger, who had a great season in the Northern League last year, but hasn’t been able to translate that to the Atlantic League.
Real Trouble For Revs: Jeff Johnson is reporting that the team has released P Pete Munro. Munro never threw a pitch for the Revolution, being shut down with shoulder issues shortly after spring training, according to Johnson.
Johnson also writes that this move paves the way for another, yet-to-be announced move.
But that’s not at all.
INF Matt Dryer has been placed on the inactive list by the team as well. Once one of the lone bright spots on an absolutely abysmal team, Johnson writes that Dryer’s average has fallen nearly 70 points over the span of a month, and also that he injured his non-throwing shoulder on a dive play.
Johnson writes that Matt has left the team to be with his father, who is recovering from hip surgery. The Dryer family would attend some of the games Matt played in when he played for Somerset, and they’re wonderful people. Hopefully everything works out.
York has, apparently, added INF Sam Rosario via trade from Nashua of the Can-Am League. What did they send Nashua? Future considerations, of course.
Bluefish Activate Bentz, Place Hesseltine On DL: The Bridgeport Bluefish have taken P Chad Bentz off of the disabled list, and placed P Charlie Hesseltine on it.
Hesseltine went 0-0 with an 11.91 ERA in three appearances for Bridgeport. Opponents are hitting a healthy .442 against him.
In Or Out?: P Steve Kline, recently released by the Phillies, is apparently on the radar of at least one Atlantic League team. Kline is a 35-year-old lefty reliever who’s made 796 MLB appearances over the last 11 seasons. – Mike Ashmore