Thursday, July 14, 2005

What's next? Locusts? Toads? Plague?

Here's why I'm this close to pushing the below

The New York Yankees announced today that they have placed RHP Chien-Ming Wang on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation of the right shoulder (retroactive to July 9th) and purchased the contract of RHP Tim Redding from Triple-A Columbus. To make room on the 40-man roster for Redding, the Yankees designated INF Eric Crozier for assignment.
Wang, 25, is 6-3 with a 3.89 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) with the Yankees this season. He ranks fourth among American-League rookies with his six wins, and ranks fifth with 83.1 IP. He began the season with Triple-A Columbus before being recalled by the Yankees on April 27th. Wang made his Major-League debut on April 30, 2005 vs. Toronto and earned his first Major-League win on May 10th vs. Seattle.

Redding, 27, was acquired by the Yankees with LHP Darrell May on July 2, 2005 from the San Diego Padres in exchange for RHP Paul Quantrill. Redding made one start for Triple-A Columbus on July 7th vs. Norfolk, allowing 6H and 2ER in 5.0IP (0BB, 4K). He pitched in nine games (six starts) with the Padres in 2005, going 0-5 with a 9.10 ERA (30.2IP, 40H, 35R, 30ER, 13BB, 17K, 7HR).

In parts of five Major-League seasons, Redding has a career record of 21-33 with a 5.04 ERA in 100 games (78 starts). In 2004 with Houston, posted a 10-14 record with a 3.68 ERA in 33 games (32 starts). Redding was originally selected by the Houston Astros in the 20th round of the 1997 First-Year Player Draft.

Crozier, 26, was claimed off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on May 24th and assigned to Double-A Trenton. In 34 games with the Thunder, Crozier was batting .174 (21-for-121) with 3HR and 18RBI. He appeared in 14 games with the Blue Jays in 2004, batting .152 (5-for-33) with 2HR and 4RBI.

I'm real close to being sick to my stomach...Real close. I had some clever shit to write for my next blog...and now I'm spent. We've must have really pissed off the baseball gods for this shit to be happening right now....


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