"Sometimes you have to move players to make a team work. You have to go up and push them."
Tim Turner heads to Eugene:
Tye Waller: He is very athletic and will definitely help them defensively What he does offensively is up to his ability to be patient at the plate.
Clint Cleland joins Turner in Eugene:
Tye Waller: Rivera broke his finger and we will see what Clint can do.
Any concern about his high error totals:
Tye Waller: Well, we have more than one guy with that problem. Derek Jeter had a good amount of errors and look how he turned out. I am not saying anyone will turn into him but at the lower levels the errors come.
Casey Smith joins Eugene for a second time:
Tye Waller: He was with Eugene early on and wasn't getting much playing time. We though he could use some at bats on a consistent basis and he performed well.
Grant Varnell, the only pitcher to move up:
Tye Waller: We needed some pitching and needed a guy who could throw strikes. He is an older guy who should do well in Eugene.
Fabian Jimenez sent back down to Eugene:
Tye Waller: We tried to get him through it. He will have a chance to slow down and focus on throwing strikes. That is the biggest thing for him.
George Kottaras makes the trek to Double-A:
Tye Waller: He gets a chance to compete against some better arms. That staff is rounded out to a pretty good starting staff with Cesar Carrillo, Sean Thompson, Jared Wells, Jose Oyervidez and Luke Steidlmayer. It will be a good test for him.
I am excited about these moves.