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Wilfred Boscan, photo provided by http://elutility.blogspot.com
The PTBNL in the Cory Burns trade has been announced, and it is 23-year old RHP Wilfredo Boscan. The Rangers signed Boscan out of Venezuela in July 2006 and he made his debut at the age of 17 in the Domincan Summer League. Baseball America ranked him as high as the 11th best prospect in the Rangers system in 2009, and in 2010 he was 27th, before dropping out of the publications top 30.
Boscan had an interesting season in 2012, appearing in 34 games, nine of those starts, five of those game 34 games he finished. He posted his best ERA
since 2009 (3.75) and struck out 89 hitters while walking only 28 in 98 1/3 innings. Currently Boscan is playing in the Venezuelan Winter League where he has posted a 1.02 ERA in nine starts with 30K/11BB ratio.
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The amount of casualties across Major League Baseball as a result of hunting grew on Wednesday, as the San Diego Padres announced that pitcher Andrew Cashner is likely to miss the start of the season after cutting his hand during a hunting trip. According to Padres general manager Josh Byrnes, Cashner was accidentally stabbed in the hand while he and a friend were cleaning a carcass...
Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner was unintentionally stabbed in the hand by a friend when trimming a carcass while hunting, with the accident cutting a tendon in his thumb.
A freak hunting accident probably will cost the San Diego Padres the services of right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner at the start of next season. Cashner had surgery Dec. 4 to repair a lacerated tendon in his right thumb. Cashner suffered a puncture wound when he was accidentally stabbed by a friend while the pair was trimming a carcass. Although it took only two stitches to...
One of the top hitting prospects in the Padres organization, Nate Freiman was selected by the Houston Astros in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft. Freiman was a mid-season and post-season All-Star in 2012 for the double-A San Antonio Missions.
At 6’7” 225, Freiman is a beast of a man and swings the lumber as you would expect. In 2012 he put up a line...
The following guest contribution was written by Richard Pallarino (@rpallarino). Richard is a student at CUNY-College of Staten Island and a Constituent Aide at the New York State Senate. Josh Hamilton was selected first overall in the 1999 Amateur Draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, touted by scouts as one of the most pure talents [...]
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The Texas Rangers have traded Michael Young to the Philadelphia Phillies, according to major-league sources.
The trade was first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
The Rangers will get right-handed pitchers Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla, according to reports.
Young had a five-year, $80 million deal with the Rangers through the 2013 season and a full no-trade clause...
Going into the final day of the MLB Winter Meetings today, traction on a lot of the bigger names on the free agent and trade markets has hit a near standstill. We've heard about teams having interest in players, players getting close to signing with teams, and trades on the horizon. But nothing has happened quite yet, and it's all because of one team: the Texas Rangers.
The Phillies have a hole at third base, and Michael Young is a man without a position in Texas. These two problems look to be coalescing into a trade between the Rangers and Phillies, where Texas would ship Young to Philadelphia in order to give him the chance to have a regular gig again, and they’d receive a little bit of salary relief in the process. The Rangers would still...
Reliever Koji Uehara has reached an agreement with the Boston Red Sox, pending a physical.
The 37-year-old right-hander spent the last two seasons with Texas, and Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday that he had tried to re-sign him before Uehara decided to accept Boston's offer.
''We would have liked to have him back,'' Daniels said. ''...
Well we are back now with a new layout and new everything. But have no fear as the Friarhood will be here leading up to and through the 2013 season. With that the Daily Friar is back as well where you can get your Padres news everyday in one place. For those that are seasoned veterans to the site you will know how this post works, but for those that are new to it let me give a quick...
Apparently Ruben Amaro Jr. is hot and heavy for the Texas Rangers Michael Young to fill the Phillies 3rd base vacancy next season. Young has full no-trade rights and is owed $16M in 2013. He's coming off a season in which he only hit .277/.682 and is now 36 years old. Rangers are rumored to be willing to eat at least half of his salary, but that's still a steep price...
Free agent right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Dempster turned down a two-year, $25 million contract offer from the Boston Red Sox, ESPN Boston reported Friday. Dempster also recently rejected a similar offer from the Kansas City Royals. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that Dempster could sign with the first team that offers him a three-year deal. Dempster struggled...
PhilliesTags: Michael YoungPhilliesEarly this morning, Eve Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported that the Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers are in “advanced talks” about a deal that would sent veteran third baseman Michael Young to Philadelphia in exchange for a young, major-league ready reliever.Texas would also cover more than half...
The goals of Texas and Arizona are driving talk of three- and
four-team blockbusters at the winter meetings ? and also might shed
light on what is happening with the two biggest free agents,
right-hander Zack Greinke and outfielder Josh Hamilton.
A word of advice for certain baseball general managers: When dealing with Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton: caveat emptor – let the buyer beware. I’m speaking to you, Ned Colletti, Jon Daniels, Jerry Dipoto, Jack Zduriencik. Daniels, the Rangers GM, knows of which I speak. Hamilton has been his headache for the [...]