Posted October 26, 2012 on
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they have claimed off waivers RHP Chad Beck from the Toronto
Blue Jays and catcher Ramon (Ali) Solis from the San Diego Padres.
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Born: January 17, 1985
Drafted: 14th round, 417th overall, 2006 (Diamondbacks)
How Acquired: Waiver Claim (from Blue Jays)
College: University of Louisiana (Lafayette)
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The Pirates claimed Beck off waivers from Toronto. He’s made...
Casey Janssen doesn’t have a problem with the save rule, nor does he have much trouble earning saves. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander racked up 22 of them after being the handed the closer’s role in May. The 31-year-old former set-up man appeared in 62 games overall, logging a 2.54 ERA and 0.864 WHIP while walking just 1.6 batters per nine innings. He talked about his successful...
Roberto Alomar, currently a special assistant for the Toronto Blue Jays organization, has come out in support of his brother, Sandy Alomar Jr., being the next manager of the Jays, The Toronto Sun reports.
“”I hope it’s my brother,” Hall of Famer Robbie Alomar said Wednesday. We need someone who wants to put his heart and soul into his team. Someone who wants to be here.”...
The Pirates claimed pitcher Chad Beck and catcher Ali Solis off waivers on Thursday. Jeff Clement and Eric Fryer were designated for assignment to make room for Beck and Solis on the 40-man roster. Obviously, these are pretty minuscule moves in the grand scheme of things, but I’ll briefly break them down anyway.
Beck is a 27 year old reliever that was recently DFA by the Blue...
John Farrell is here, and already the negative talk has begun. Pitching coaches make bad managers. He was part of the problem in the Sox decline after 07. His record in Toronto was 154-170. This is a big moment in Red Sox history. Their image right now is that of a laughingstock- three managers in three years, players and coaches undermining Tito and Bobby V, owners' meetings...
In the least surprising move since John Farrell was named manager, Torey Lovullo has joined the Red Sox as bench coach, according to a joint announcement from Ben Cherington and John Farrell.
Lovullo of course was Farrell's first-base coach in Toronto, and before that was the Pawtucket manager, so he has long ties to this organization.
But did you know that he has a 1.167...
The Red Sox sent Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays in exchange for John Farrell, but it appears that they discussed sending a key piece of their bullpen up north as well.
Compensation talks between the two teams for Farrell's services came down to either Aviles or Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey, according to ESPN's Buster Olney, although it's unclear how the two clubs ultimately...
John Farrell has named his right-hand man.
On Friday, executive vice president/general manager Ben Cherington and Farrell announced that Torey Lovullo has been named the team's bench coach.
Lovullo, who served as first base coach on Farrell’s staff in Toronto for the 2011-12 seasons, returns for his second stint in the Red Sox organization after managing...