Minor League Movers...


Let's start off with the I-Cubs addition...Jim Brower. Brower was acquired this week by the Cubs for cash from the Cincinnati Reds (yes, the Cubs are so desparate for relief help they are acquiring relievers from the Reds). Brower's been around since '99, pitching for 8 different MLB teams. The 35 year old Brower was 0-1 with a 2.88 ERA in 17 games with AAA-Louisville. To make room for him, the Cubs sent Greg Reinhard back to Tennessee. Rich Hill has also returned from the D.L. and will once again be mentioned in this week's ATAtM.


In addition to Reinhard being returned to the Smokies, there was a catcher swap between Steve Clevenger and Welington Castillo. Clevenger (7th Round, 2006) has played both catcher and infield, after originally being drafted as a SS. Castillo is a '04 NDFA out of the Dominican.


Ed Campusano was added to the roster from EST after being returned to the Cubs. Campusano was picked up in the Rule V draft by the Brewers, who traded him for cash to the Tigers. To accomodate the move, Russ Canzler was placed on the DL just after the MLM was posted last week. He was removed today (making it officially 7 days) and in his spot on the D.L. went Jim Adduci, arguably the D-Cubs best statistical player of the year. Todd Blackford was also promoted to Daytona. Blackford was acquired in the Todd Hollandsworth trade.


All pitching moves...South Korea's Dan Eun Rhee was removed from the D.L., sending Kevin Kreier (20th Round, 2006) back to EST. But Kreier would be back up with Peoria when Blackford was sent to Daytona. The Chiefs also sent Alberto Cabrera and his 5.68 ERA back to EST and called up 19 year old Robert Hernandez.


13 days 'til the opener.

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