Friday, May 2, 2014


A few transactions of note on the minor-league side:

*Kyle Smith (acquired in the Justin Maxwell trade with Kansas City) was promoted from Lancaster (High-A) to Corpus (Double-A).

In seven games (27.2IP), Smith allowed 19H/8ER, 31K:12BB for a 2.60 ERA/1.08 WHIP and only 3HR for Lancaster.

*Via Eric Smith, Brian Holmes (13th Round - 2012) was activated at Lancaster, and Richard Rodriguez has been assigned to Oklahoma City.

This will be Holmes' 2014 debut after allowing 52H/17ER, 62K:19BB at Quad Cities in 2013.

Richard Rodriguez was signed as an amateur free agent prior to the 2010 season. He struck out 41 batters in 44.1IP in 2013 with Tri-City and Quad Cities. In two games for Lancaster in 2014 he allowed one hit - a solo homer - and struck out five in 2.1IP.