Got a few transactions for you from yesterday:
Sent Lee Cruz and Brandon Wikoff back to Lancaster (as predicted by Farmstros).
Signed free agent 2B Luis Maza and SS Ramon Vazquez.
Luis Maza is a just-turned 30-year old from Venezuela. In 12 minor-league seasons, Maza has hit .282/.345/.411, and had spent 2010 with the Phillies' Triple-A team in Lehigh Valley. After hitting .378 in 2008 for Las Vegas, and .300 for Albuquerque (both Dodgers Triple-A teams), Maza was hitting .222/.290/.263 for Lehigh Valley. He has a career .980 Fld% at 2B.
Matt Kata had the lion's share of games at 2B (73), while Navarro had 44 games.
Big-leaguer SS Ramon Vazquez comes to the Express from the Seattle system, after spending 2009 with the Pirates, where he hit .230/.335/.279 in 101 games. In 35 games with Seattle's Triple-A team in Tacoma, he had hit .216/.279/.320.
I really hope he's not the Oswaldo Navarro Plan C at shortstop.
Assigned Evan Englebrook to Corpus from Round Rock.
Placed Erick Abreu on the temporarily inactive list.