Catching Up On Transactions

A rundown on some recent moves in the minors

I’d been holding out on this one, hoping to get some clarification on the moves made in Hagerstown, but neither nor BA are making it clear, so if you’re befuddled you’re not alone. This basically the moves over the past week or so.

• Added OF Gregor Blanco, acquired in a trade with Kansas City for a PTBNL
• Placed OF Boomer Whiting on the 7-Day DL

• Placed IF Josh Johnson on the 7-Day DL
• Activated IF Matt Antonelli from the 7-Day DL

• OF Chris Curran placed on the 7-Day DL
• OF J.R. Higley assigned from XST
• LHP Sammy Solis assigned, placed/listed on the 7-Day DL

• A.J. Cole and Robbie Ray assigned from XST
• Taylor Jordan placed on (and apparently activated from) 7-Day DL

As of this writing, the Hagerstown roster on is (still) listing 15 active pitchers.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

14 thoughts on “Catching Up On Transactions”

  1. Thanks, I missed the Solis assignment. Was he then immediately placed on the DL? With the option of XST, why would they do that?

    Is this Antonelli’s first appearance of the season?

    1. @Wally – Most likely because they want him to start working with Paul Menhart. We can only hope that it might also mean that he’s about to join the rotation within the next two weeks.

      @TBRfan – Who said anything about being injured? You write that like you see guys on the DL running out to coach first, grabbing a glove and crouching to warm the pitcher while the catcher puts on his equipment.

      1. I just about have first hand knowledge on the Curran move. Won’t divulge my source. 🙂

  2. I think the Hagerstown call up’s are a comin’…..

    And I don’t think CC is injured. :o)

  3. Sue, what’s the matter, you can’t read minds? He asks incredulously 🙂

    TBRFan, how exciting is it to be a Hagerstown STH right now?
    You lose Selik and gain Cole & Ray! Wow!

    1. Our pitching is literally hit or miss….we’ll have one or two good outings and then get toasted in another. But it is exciting I tell you. Selik was lights out and gaining two pretty darn good arms makes a run for the 1st half title a possibility, even when Harper goes up. Things haven’t looked this good since the Maxwell, Rinehart, Burgess season. 🙂

  4. Since Hagerstown’s ‘active’ roster shows nine RP’s, I’d be willing to bet that’s where at least one of the missing roster moves are hidden. Paul Applebee last pitched on May 8th, and Chad Jenkins hasn’t been in a lineup in over a week.

    Also, a random thought… Since Richmond have the Flying Squirrels as their logo, shouldn’t they be required to have “Rocky” Bridges & “Moose” Stubing on their staff?

    1. Nope, but again, being on the DL and being injured are not necessarily concurrent in the minors.

  5. I’ve never seen Brad Peacock pitch. Can someone comment on what he has because his stats look phenomenal. Is he that good? How hard does he throw, and what kind of movement does he have? What are his best pitches? I appreciate any comments on this subject. Thanks.

    1. His fastball touches 96 and usually sits in that 92-94 range. He has a good curve and many say his best pitch is his changeup although he doesn’t seem to throw that as much this year as he did last.

      1. His four-seam fastball is definitely his best pitch, but his changeup is so devastating because it comes out of his hand with the exact same motion as the heat and by the time the hitter realizes that, it’s too late. It’s my understanding that he’s starting to throw a two-seam fastball as well.

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