Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Comings and goings. Mostly goings.

Thanks to Anonymous, who posted on the Jeff Hulett recap, we now know that Jeff Hulett has been released. Who else have I missed? (and I hereby offer apologies if you already knew about this)

Dec 11-20:
RHP Tio McLean
1B Kyle Miller
2B Jeff Hulett
SS Jan Baldee
SS Brandon Wilkerson
OF Nathan Metroka
OF Eric Suttle
OF Marques Williams

Suttle was signed as a free agent on May 16, and spent time in Lancaster and Lexington, hitting .249/.342/.312 in 94 games.

Williams spent parts of three seasons in the organization, hitting .228/.285/.293 in 86 career games.

We also see that the Astros signed three players:
RHP Matt Ginter, LHP Jon Switzer, OF David Cook

Ginter has spent parts of seven seasons in the Majors, most recently in 2008 with Cleveland, when he went 1-3 in four starts with a 5.14 ERA / 1.33 WHIP. His most productive year was in 2002 with the White Sox, when he pitched in 33 games - finishing 15 - with a 4.47 ERA. In 2004 with the Mets, he made 14 starts, going 1-3 with a 4.54 ERA / 1.47 WHIP.

Ginter spent 2009 in the Brewers organization as a reliever (though he started three games), going 3-3 with a 3.81 ERA / 1.44 WHIP, with 52K:24BB.

30-year old LHP Jon Switzer, from Clear Lake, was a 2nd-round pick by the Devil Rays in 2001. He played for the Devil Rays (minus 2004 when he was injured) until the 2008 season, when he was with Pawtucket in the Boston organization. In 2009, the Mets signed him to a minor-league deal, where he joined the Big Team for four games, and 3.1IP. In 213 minor-league geames, Switzer has posted a 3.63 ERA / 1.29 WHIP, with 466K:150BB.

28-year old OF David Cook has spent all of his seven seasons with the Chicago White Sox. In 754 games, Cook has hit .260/.373/.474, with 285 XBH-399RBI, and 650K:448BB. He also has a .971 career Fld%, with 31 errors and 32 outfield assists.