Checking on Rebels in the Pros

The Ole Miss Spirit provides weekly updates on former Diamond Rebs playing profesional baseball. Here is the first edition for 2008.

Player of the Week: Matt Tolbert

Tolbert snagged the final Twins' roster spot coming out of spring training and is currently hitting .500 with seven hits and two walks in 16 plate appearances. The 2004 Ole Miss alum has a .563 on-base percentage.

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Switching Squads

Two former Rebels have switched organizations during the offseason: T.J. Beam (Yankees to Phillies) and Ryan Bukvich (White Sox to Orioles),

Major League

David Dellucci – Cleveland Indians .111, 0 home runs and 0 RBI, .467 on-base

Matt Tolbert – Minnesota Twins .500, 0 home runs and 0 RBI

AAA

T.J. Beam – Indianapolis Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates 0-0, 6.00, 1 save, 2 Ks and 3 BBs in 3 IP

Seth Smith – Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Colorado Rockies (40-man) .250, 0 home runs and 5 RBI, 3 stolen bases

Ryan Bukvich – Norfolk Tides, Baltimore Orioles 0-0, 9.00, 0 Ks and 0 BBs in 1 IP

Bobby Kielty – Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston Red Sox .333 1 home run and 6 RBI

Mark Holliman – Iowa Cubs, Chicago Cubs 0-0, 6.00, 4 Ks and 5 BBs in 3 IP

Matt Maloney – Louisville Bats, Cincinnati Reds 0-0, 7.36, 2 Ks and 1 BB in 3.2 IP

AA

Stephen Head – Akron Aeros, Cleveland Indians

Chris Coghlan – Carolina Mudcats, Florida Marlins .333, 1 home run and 1 RBI, 2 stolen bases

Barry Gunther – Connecticut Defenders, San Francisco Giants

High-A

Eric Fowler – Dunedin Blue Jays, Toronto Blue Jays, disabled list

Tommy Baumgardner – Modesto Nuts, Colorado Rockies 0-0, 0.00, 0 saves, 3 Ks and 1 BB in 3 IP

Justin Brashear – Visalia Oaks, Arizona Diamondbacks .250, 0 home runs and 0 RBI

Alex Presley – Lynchburg Hillcats, Pittsburgh Pirates .182, 0 home runs and 2 RBI

Garrett White – Inland Empire 66ers, Los Angeles Dodgers 0-1, 27.00, 0 saves, 0 Ks and 2 BBs in 1.2 IP

A

Brian Pettway – Lansing Lugnuts, Toronto Blue Jays 0-0, 3.00, 0 Ks, 0 BBs in 3 IP

Craig Rodriguez – Asheville Tourists, Colorado Rockies 0-0, 0.00, 3 Ks and 1 BB in 2 IP

Zack Cozart – Dayton Dragons, Cincinnati Reds

Will Kline – Columbus Catfish, Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Justin Henry – West Michigan Whitecaps, Detroit Tigers .304, 0 home run and 3 RBI, 2 stolen bases

Note: Players without stats are injured or are just returning from injury.

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