July 12, 2008 July 12, 2008Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Lima Time, Part Two: It had been quite a while since an Atlantic League team made a signing you could get genuinely excited about.
And then the Camden Riversharks went ahead and signed P Jose Lima.
Lima, a 13-year Major League veteran who has pitched with the Tigers, Astros, Royals, Dodgers and Mets, will be starting his second stint in the Atlantic League.
He made eight starts with the Newark Bears in 2003, going 6-1 with a 2.33 ERA before being signed by Kansas City.
The best part about this signing is that it’s a move the Riversharks didn’t need to make. Certainly, Lima doesn’t come cheap, and for Camden to make this kind of commitment to a player despite already having clinched a playoff spot…that’s an impressive move.
Barnstormers Cut Three: The Lancaster Barnstormers have released P D.J. Mattox, OF Greg Blosser and INF Joe Evans. – MA
Cancel Called Up: The New York Mets recalled catcher, and former Atlantic League stud, Robinson Cancel. The former big leaguer was also brought up earlier this year. – Scott Stanchak