Transaction Blog: Satterwhite Released

Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. The Tigers cut loose right-hander Cody Satterwhite and also signed several young prospects to help bolster the lower levels of the system.

2/8/12

Released Cody Satterwhite (RHP)

Signed Brent Dlugach (SS)

Signed Warwick Saupold (RHP)

Signed Tim Kelley (RHP)

Signed Juan Alcantara (RHP)

Signed Sandy Baez (RHP)

Signed Carlos Lara (RHP

Signed Arvincent Perez (C)

Signed Franklin Navarro (C)

Signed Joseph Manuel (SS)

Agreed to terms with Ignacio Valdez (OF)

Analysis: Satterwhite's release isn't all that shocking at this point in time, simply because his stuff never came back after major shoulder surgery. He was sitting in the upper-80s last summer while still battling discomfort in his shoulder, and that didn't bode well for his baseball future.

Saupold has drawn some recent hype after signing out of Australia, largely because of the unknown and the sparkling numbers he put in the Australian Baseball League this year. He's a project of sorts and is likely to start out in the lower minor leagues barring a truly impressive spring.

Kelley is an NDFA out of Wichita State. The Tigers have been intimately familiar with him over the years and he should help eat some innings during camp and possibly hold down a rotation or long relief slot in A-ball to start the year. With below-average to fringe-average stuff and good command, he lacks significant Major League projection.

The host of Latin American kids signed will be detailed in an upcoming Scouting MLN that should be live on the site later this week.

Posted by Mark A., 2/8/12



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