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Third Team For Jackson: Camden has acquired Damian Jackson from the Ducks to complete an earlier trade…perhaps the trade in which Jamal Strong fell off the face of the Earth?

Anyway, this is the third Atlantic League team of the year for the former long-time big league infielder.

Mirabal Done, Otanez and Shibilo In: Newark announced the retirement of RHP Carlos Mirabal, then added INF Willis Otanez and P Andy Shibilo to the roster. Otanez is a former big leaguer who has extensive experience with Bridgeport in the Atlantic League, while Shibilo has pitched for the Black Diamonds and Ducks.

Ducks Start Adding The Familiar Faces: Long Island has added P Lance Davis. Obviously, this is a sign that P Bill Pulsipher can’t be far behind. – MA



1. Anonymous - August 1, 2008

I’m surprised that Sparky will not be going to the Yankee’s Old Timers Game, especially since it is the last one at Yankee Stadium before they move into their new one next year. You’d think that with all the Yankees have done for him he would go there for the final Old Timers Game. Also, it is the 29th anniversary of the death of Thurman Munson, who caught Sparky for the 7 years he was a Yankee great.

2. Anonymous - August 1, 2008

The Damian Jackson trade to Camden was compensation for Jamal Strong.

3. Anonymous - August 1, 2008

No, it was compensation for the trade of Abe Alvarez. This according to the Ducks press releases.

4. Anonymous - August 1, 2008

(Central Islip, N.Y., July 31, 2008) – Long Island Ducks team officials today announced the signing of pitcher Lance Davis. The veteran southpaw returns for his fourth season with Long Island, and is the franchise’s all-time wins leader. Davis spent last season with the Flock, posting a 9-4 record in 18 starts.

“We’re excited to have Lance back,” says Ducks manager Dave LaPoint. “He’s a veteran guy who knows this league and will give our pitching staff a boost.”

Davis is a veteran of 13 professional seasons, and earned a tour in the Major Leagues with Cincinnati in 2001, where he went 8-4 for the Reds in 20 starts. The Florida native first joined the Ducks in 2004, and was a key component of the starting rotation. Davis won eight games, and his efforts garnered him an offer to pitch with the New York Yankees’ Triple-A team in Columbus. Later that same year, the lefty returned to Long Island and helped the Ducks claim their first Atlantic League championship. He spent the entire 2005 and 2007 seasons with the Flock, and owns a club record 28 victories. Davis has spent time in the Reds, Yankees and Tigers systems, and has posted a career record of 87-75 at the minor league level with a 4.08 ERA.

In other moves announced today, the Ducks have placed pitcher/first baseman Rob Cafiero on the inactive list and pitcher Clint Nageotte on the disabled list. The Ducks also announced that infielder Damian Jackson was sent to the Camden Riversharks as compensation for the trade earlier this season which brought pitcher Abe Alvarez to Long Island.

The Long Island Ducks play their home games at Citibank Park and are in their ninth season of play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. For further information, visit http://www.liducks.com, or call 631-904-3825.

5. Scott Stanchak - August 1, 2008

The Yankees ask Sparky every year to take part in Old-Timers’ Day. Right now, he’s very focused on the season and his managerial duties, as he has been since he started with the Patriots. He means no disrespect with it being the final year of the Stadium, but his schedule and priorities with the season won’t allow him to be there.

6. Anonymous - August 1, 2008

Scott – Somerset won the first half and are already in the playoffs. I can’t believe that Sparky can’t take one day off to play in the Old Timers Game.

7. Anonymous - August 1, 2008

sparky just missed a few games a couple weeks ago to attend his mothers birthday so its not like he doesnt take games off for personal reasons

8. Anonymous - August 1, 2008

alot of moves being released on the league transaction page…biggest i think is manny mejia traded to newark for matt sweeney and steven kent

9. Anonymous - August 2, 2008

how is Lancaster going to solve their outfield situation? It looks pretty sparse right now.

10. quentin tarantino - August 2, 2008

Otanez reminds me of one of those Mexican vampires in “From Dusk To Dawn”

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