June 22, 2008 June 22, 2008Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Majewski To Astros: Newark Bears first baseman/outfielder Val Majewski has inked a contract with the Houston Astros. The former Baltimore Orioles number-one prospect was hitting .368 with 47 RBI this season.
When I spoke with Val before the season, he said it was hard to find an organization to play with because he was released from Spring Training so late. I told him it was just a matter of time before he’d be out of here. He proved me right.
He’s reporting to Double-A Corpus Christi.
The Bears also brought in infielder/outfielder Ramon Nivar, who played in the bigs with the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles. Nivar also spent time in the Atlantic League with the Camden Riversharks and York Revolution last season. His 22 stolen bases were good for fourth best in the league.
Nivar was with the New Jersey Jackals before coming to Newark and hopefully a change of scenary does him good. He was hitting just .221, but did have 21 RBI in 23 games. – Scott Stanchak
Majewski Talks: I was lucky enough to catch up with Majewski as he was on his way out of the clubhouse last night, and here’s what he had to say:
“It feels good going to an affiliated team. I have no problem playing in Double-A. I just want to be playing again with an opportunity to move up. Obviously, everybody’s goal is to get back to the big leagues somewhere and somehow. I’m excited, I can’t wait.”
“I’d like a change of scenery. I’d just like to get seen by different eyes, and be in a different place and see different cities. I’ve never played in the Texas League, so it’s just going to be totally different. But I’m all for it. I want an opportunity to play every day, and that’s what I’m getting. They sound excited too.”
“I had no expectations. I didn’t really set any kind of timeline for getting out of here, you just hope the pieces fall into place. I’m just happy they took interest and we’ll go from here and take it to the next level.”
Ducks Add Logan: The Long Island Ducks have signed OF Nook Logan.
The 29-year-old is a career .268 MLB hitter and has played for the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals.
Logan was indentified in the Mitchell Report as being a client of Kirk Radomski, joining Jay Gibbons as recent Ducks signees implicated in the document.
In addition, the team has placed OF Kevin Haverbusch on the inactive list.
About Last Night: A few photos and videos from last night’s game in Newark…
– Mike Ashmore