July 24, 2008 July 24, 2008Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Ryan On Ryan: Courier News writer and noted chicken fajita enthusiast Ryan Dunleavy is reporting that that Somerset Patriots OF Michael Ryan has signed with the Florida Marlins and has been assigned to Triple-A.
The former Minnesota Twin had a .955 OPS with 15 home runs and 44 RBI in 65 games with Somerset, and leaves a huge hole in the Patriots lineup.
As for Dunleavy, he’s also got an interesting take on yesterday’s rainout that you might want to take a look at as well…
Bears Add Big Leaguer: (PR) The 2007 Atlantic League champion Newark Bears have announced the signing of pitcher Frank Rodriguez.
The Brooklyn-born right hander has decided to make a return to professional baseball after leaving the game in 2001. He brings 184 games of major league experience to the Bears.
Rodriguez started his professional career with the Boston Red Sox organization in 1992 and advanced to the majors with the Red Sox in 1995. Midway through the season, Rodriguez was traded to the Minnesota Twins for major league All-Star Rick Aguilera.
In 1996, he amassed a team-leading 13 wins in 33 starts and posted a 5.05 ERA with the Twins.
In addition to playing for the Red Sox and Twins, Rodriguez has also spent time with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds in a major league career that spanned from 1995 to 2001.
Ashmore Note — The move came after the release of P Rich Scalamandre. – MA