Mud Hens Transaction News and Notes

The 2007 Toledo Mud Hens roster has been a hodge podge, with players constantly moving up and down to help fill the needs of the big league club. What are the latest, and how's it affecting the first place 'Hens?

Joel Zumaya pitched for the first time in more than three months as part of a rehab assignment for his injured right middle finger with Toledo on Monday. The reliever allowed one hit and no runs and recorded one strikeout in two thirds innings pitched.

Zumaya is also scheduled to pitch one inning, or 20 pitchers on Wednesday at Richmond and one inning or 20 pitches on Saturday in Toledo.

Andrew Miller will begin his rehab assignment for a strained right hamstring in a start at Richmond Wednesday.

Yorman Bazardo has been called up in the wake of Miller's absence.

Interim Manager Mike Rojas had this to say about the pitcher after his win last week over Norfolk.

"He did a tremendous job of mixing his off-speed and his fastball for strikes," Rojas said.

In a surprising move after a week which featured many transactions the Tigers traded infielder Jack Hannahan to Oakland for minor league outfielder Jason Perry. Hannahan, who helped the ‘Hens to back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006, may be sent to Oakland or their Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento.

The 26-year-old native of Nebraska and former Georgia Tech star played 78 games with Sacramento this season and 21 games with Double-A Midland of the Texas League.

Perry batted .268 with 18 homers and 58 RBI with Sacramento this season.

Just less than two months after being hospitalized after a clubhouse fight with Ramon Colon, Mud Hens relief pitcher Jason Karnuth was activated from the disabled list on August 11

Ramon Santiago was activated from the DL on August 12.

Macay McBride became a Mud Hen for the first time on August 13, when he was optioned to Toledo from Detroit. Relief pitcher Ian Ostlund was sent back to Double-A Eerie on August 13 and Aquilino Lopez was recalled to Detroit on August 11.


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