The Toronto Blue Jays have signed pitchers Claudio Vargas, Richard Thompson and Juan Perez and infielders Eugenio Velez and Luis Jimenez to minor-league contracts with invitations to spring training.
Vargas spent last season with triple-A Nashville. He went 7-1 with a 3.69 earned-run average.
Thompson played for the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland in 2012, going 0-1 with a 15.43...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2012
Are Dodger fans really that bad?
Yes, yes they are.
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle pointed out the subtle idiocy of Dodger fans on Twitter during Monday’s game.
Many fans here booed when Kemp misplayed Melky ball, didn’t reach Arias RBI single.If that’s what they were booing, they’re total idiots.
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) May 8, 2012
The Dodgers finally pulled the plug on the terminally ill Eugenio Velez, outrighting him to triple-A Albuquerque (which I hope refers to Albuquerque, Vanuatu):
As for Velez, he was taken off the roster a week after setting Major League records for futility. Velez went 0-for-37 in 2011, and is 0-for-46 stretching over the past two seasons.
photo: Christian Petersen / Getty Images
Former San "Francicso" Giant Eugenio Velez gets high fives from Edgar Renteria (probably for not dropping a fly ball).
Just saw this over at sodahead.com.
Good ol’ Eugenio Velez, who became the bane for many San Francisco Giants fans in 2009-10 by dropping routine fly balls and getting drilled by ugly finders, still sucks.
But at least he’s in the MLB record books now...