Checking on Rebels in the Pros

There are former Rebels in all areas of professional baseball. Here is this week's update on those athletes.

Players of the Week: Mark Holliman and Matt Maloney

The two former Rebels put up impressive weeks in Double-A ball as Holliman fired a no-hitter for the Tennessee Smokies, while Maloney went 2-0 and allowed a combined four runs over 14.2 innings for the Reading Phillies. Holliman missed a perfect game by one batter with a third-inning walk.

Major injuries:

Two of the three big league Rebels are currently on the shelf as David Dellucci and Bobby Kielty are serving time on the 15-day and 60-day disabled lists respectively. Dellucci has a strained hamstring, and Kielty suffers from a strained left calf.

Working back to the top:

T.J. Beam and Barry Gunther have each been in Triple-A ball this season, but injuries have forced them to rehab stints in a lower level. Beam is playing for the Gulf Coast Yankees of Rookie League, while Gunther is suiting up for the Single-A San Jose Giants.

Movin' on up:

Eric Fowler was recently promoted to Double-A for the Toronto Blue Jays. The Duck Hill native picked up the win after pitching six shutout innings in his debut.

New uniform:

Craig Rodriguez has been assigned to the Tri-City Dust Devils and is 0-0 with a 4.15 ERA in 4.1 IP.

Major Leagues

Ryan Bukvich – Chicago White Sox 0-0, 5.40, 4 Ks and 6 BBs in 8.1 IP

David Dellucci – Cleveland Indians (15-day DL) .234, 4 home runs and 20 RBI

Bobby Kielty – Oakland Athletics (60-day DL) .174, 0 home runs and 3 RBI


T.J. Beam – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, New York Yankees 1-2, 4.09, 23 Ks and 8 BBs in 22 IP (rehabbing in rookie ball)

Barry Gunther – Fresno Grizzlies, San Francisco Giants .333, 0 home runs and 1 RBI (rehabbing in Single A)

Seth Smith – Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Colorado Rockies .299, 5 home runs and 36 RBI

Matt Tolbert – Rochester Redwings, Minnesota Twins .346, 3 home runs and 27 RBI


Mark Holliman – Tennessee Smokies, Chicago Cubs 7-5, 2.49, 55 Ks and 28 BBs in 86.2 IP

Matt Maloney – Reading Phillies, Philadelphia Phillies 6-6, 3.86, 78 Ks and 38 BBs in 93.1 IP

Eric Fowler – New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Toronto Blue Jays 1-0, 0.00, 3 Ks and 2 BBs in 6 IP


Anthony Cupps – Visalia Oaks, Arizona Diamondbacks 2-6, 5.54, 31 Ks and 18 BBs in 66.2 IP

Stephen Head – Kinston Indians, Cleveland Indians .256, 12 home runs and 43 RBI


Tommy Baumgardner – Asheville Tourists, Colorado Rockies 0-1, 2.79, 9 saves, 34 Ks and 5 BBs in 29 IP

Justin Brashear – South Bend Silver Hawks, Arizona Diamondbacks .205, 3 home runs and 14 RBI

Chris Coghlan – Greensboro Grasshoppers, Florida Marlins .337, 10 home runs and 61 RBI

Brian Pettway – Lansing Lugnuts, Toronto Blue Jays .245, 8 home runs and 33 RBI

Alex Presley – Hickory Crawdads, Pittsburgh Pirates .271, 4 home runs and 24 RBI

Garrett White – Great Lakes Loons, Los Angeles Dodgers 1-4, 3.20, 2 saves, 55 Ks and 12 BBs in 45 IP

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