Placed Ramon Lebron (RHP) on the 7-day DL (shoulder)
Re-assigned Jade Todd (LHP) from GCL to West Michigan
Signed Derick Hudgins (SS)
Scott Matyas (RHP) retired
Analysis: This is Lebron's second stint on the DL this year after having back problems earlier in the summer. He is reportedly just having some soreness in his throwing shoulder and the team is being cautious with him.
Todd's return to West Michigan marks his 2011 full-season debut. He missed most of spring training and a significant chunk of extended spring dealing with some personal issues but is back and reports indicate he has been throwing well in the GCL.
Hudgins was signed to help fill the shortstop void in the GCL, while Matyas' Tiger career comes to a speedy end.
Posted by Mark, 07/07/11
Signed Adelin Santa (3B)
Signed Curt Casali (C)
Re-assigned Tyler Stohr (RHP) from Lakeland to Erie
Released Brett Anderson (IF/OF)
Released Gilbert Gomez (C/OF)
Released Billy Nowlin (1B)
Activated Clay Jones (1B) from the 7-day DL (hand)
Re-assigned Nate Newman (RHP) from West Michigan to Lakeland
Re-assigned Kevan Hess (RHP) from Connecticut to West Michigan
Placed Nick Avila (RHP) on the 7-day DL
Re-assigned Eugenio Suarez (SS) from GCL to Connecticut
Placed Alexander Nunez (2B) on the 7-day DL
Placed Omir Santos (C) on the 7-day DL
Re-assigned Jeff Kunkel (C) from Erie to Toledo
Re-assigned Zach Maggard (C) from Connecticut to Erie
Activated Edwin Gomez (OF) from the 7-day DL (quad)
Analysis: The Tigers splurged once again on international signing day. In 2010, they snagged Danry Vasquez out of the Dominican; this time around they grabbed a talented infielder in Adelin Santa. The 16-year old Santa comes in at 6-3 and weighs 190 pounds. He is hitting 5-for-19 so far in the IPL with a home run and five RBI.
Posted by Wez, 07/02/11