LaMura Move Precedes Some Roster Shuffling

It would appear that the Dodgers received only a fringe prospect at best with the acquisition of righthander B. J. LaMura from the White Sox for catcher Roberto Alomar, Jr. LaMura was certainly having his best season with a 5-0, 1.69 record and three saves with Birmingham but it's the third season with that club for the 25-year -old who was 5-2 last year although with a 4.79 ERA.

B.J. (it doesn't stand for anything, really- his given name is William Alexander) has a fast ball that reaches into the low 90's but no reliable secondary pitches to speak of. He was a fifth-round draft choice of the Sox in 2002.
William LaMura     6-1  189  br  tr
b- Jan. 1, 1981
Obtained- In trade with White Sox for Alomar.

year tm    gm  w-l  sv  in    h  bb   so   era  
2002 Bri   11  1-2  0  18.0  21   7   20  4.50 
2003 Kan   24 6-10  0 128.0 125  62  101  3.58  
     Win    4  0-2  0  13.0  19   6    8  9.00 
2004 Win   12  4-5  0  61.0  77  29   47  5.58 
     Birm  24  4-4  2  39.0  31  21   39  3.69  
2006 Birm  34  5-0  0  53.1  32  31   67  1.69  
LaMura has been moved across the Southern League to Jacksonville where his activation caused some roster shuffling.

Lefthander Wesley Wright was sent back to Vero Beach, which, in turn, placed another lefthander, Jonathan Figueroa on the disabled list.

Before getting Wright back, Vero pushed infielder Jimmy Rohan back up to Jacksonville to replace outfielder Justin Ruggiano, sent to Tampa Bay to complete the Hendrickson-Hall trade. Outfielder Eloy Gutierrez was promoted from the Gulf Coast Dodgers to take over for Rohan.

Vero also got righthander Cory Wade, the latest pitcher to arrive from Columbus. Alberto Bastardo, Jon Meloan and Brent Leach preceded him in moving to the Dodgers from the Catfish.

In another minor league roster move, Las Vegas activated lefthander Greg Miller with Jason Repko going back up to L.A. Miller had been on the disabled list because of his sometimes balky shoulder.

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