TigsTown Transaction Blog: Marte Coming Back

Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. One pitcher coming back from the DL in Toledo and another hitting the DL in Lakeland makes for some roster shuffling at several levels.


Activated Luis Marte (RHP) from the 7-day DL (shoulder)

Re-assigned Luis Marte (RHP) from Toledo to Erie

Re-assigned Zach Samuels (RHP) from Erie to Lakeland

Placed Matt Little (RHP) on the 7-day DL

Placed Brandon Inge (3B) on the 15-day DL (mono)

Recalled Omir Santos (C) from Toledo

Activated Nate Newman (RHP) from the 7-day DL (hamstring)

Re-assigned Tim Mowry (RHP) from West Michigan to EST

Analysis: Marte has been dealing with shoulder trouble since spring training and it appears he is finally right enough to get back in game action. One scout that saw him recently in EST said "He looks fine, not the same pitcher he was three years ago, but he's useful in AA."

Little's DL stint should carry some worry with it. Reports from scouts have had his velocity down to 88-90 for the most part this year instead of 92-94 where he was during the Fall Instructional League. That type of velocity loss is never a good sign, and an associated DL stint just adds to that.

Posted by Mark, 06/03/11


Released Jimmy Gulliver (INF)

Re-assigned Ryan Soares (INF) from Lakeland to West Michigan

Activated William Bergolla (INF) from the 7-day DL (finger)

Analysis: Some pretty minor moves in the grand scheme of the system, just shuffling some utility infielders around and trying to help the benches of the A-ball clubs.

Posted by Mark, 06/02/11


Placed Omir Santos (C) on the 7-day DL (head)

Re-assigned Jeff Kunkel (C) from Lakeland to Toledo

Re-assigned Bryan Pounds (3B/LF) from Erie to Toledo

Re-assigned Michael Rockett (OF) from Lakeland to Erie

Re-assigned Ramon Garcia (LHP) from Toledo to Erie

Re-assigned James Meador (1B) from EST to Lakeland

Activated Drew Smyly (LHP) from the 7-day DL (elbow)

Re-assigned Cory Hamilton (RHP) from Erie to Lakeland

Posted by Mark, 06/01/11

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