Saturday, July 26, 2008

Odds and Ends

Mostly Miracle & GCL related but...

Johnny Woodard was pulled off the field prior to today's game against the GCL Reds and activated to the Miracle. Andres Diaz took his place in the line up.

Once a New Britain pitcher is promoted to Rochester to replace the Beijing bound Brian Duensing, Jose Mijares will be sent to New Britain. Names batting about include Ryan Mullins and Anthony Swarzak although Yohan Pino's last outing certainly makes him a candidate for the Red Wings.

Tyler Robertson says he has the same thing wrong with his shoulder that Kyle Waldrop has, but in Wally's case it's been building up over the last two years. They caught it early enough with Tyler that the condition can be corrected with physical therapy as opposed to surgery. As a result, he expects to be pitching again in two weeks, probably for a brief stint in GCL and will be back with the Miracle for the playoffs.

Jake Mauer said they may just go with a bull pen start every fifth day in GCL to give the kids more innings as opposed to moving someone into the rotation to replace Alex Curry. They used Andrei Lovanov yesterday, but have had mixed results with him as a starter.

The GCL Twins have added a new permanent assistant coach, Ramon Borrego, who had previously been with the Venezuelan Academy.

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