With the activation of 3B Ryan Zimmerman, IF Anthony Rendon has been optioned back to Harrisburg, setting off a chain of moves (some of which were previously reported in this morning News & Notes, but repeated here for the sake of clarity)…
- OF Erik Komatsu promoted from Harrisburg
- OF Jimmy Van Ostrand reassigned to Harrisburg
- C Jeff Howell activated from Temporary Inactive List (TIL), reassigned to Harrisburg
- C Kris Watts placed on the 7-Day DL
- IF Anthony Rendon optioned from Washingtonn
- IF Francisco Soriano reassigned to Potomac
- RHP Taylor placed on the TIL
The TIL maneuver was used several times last summer, typically with starters that had just pitched and would not be missed anyways. Compared to the “Hellenic Flu” that Kris Watts just caught, this is much more honest. Ultimately, I’m expecting another Potomac player to be removed from the roster and/or sent to XST.
As usual, we learn of releases via the weekly transaction post from BA, which saw the Nats setting loose 21-year-old Gregori Baez, who hit the wall with a 1-1 mark, a 9.64ERA and 2.25WHIP in 9⅓ innings over three starts for Auburn last summer.