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Mike Costanzo homered in a Louisville Bats win on Sunday afternoon.
Via Reds Minor Leagues
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Phillies prospect still battling

Mike Costanzo was living the dream when the Phillies took him in the second round of the 2005 Draft. Things didn't work out for him in the Phillies organization, but he did reach the majors last season with Cincinnati and he's still fighting his way back for a return visit.
Via phillies.scout.com
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Designated for assignment: Costanzo, Nieves and Fontenot

– The Cincinnati Reds designated Mike Costanzo for assignment to create room for the newly acquired Jonathan Broxton the team announced. – Catcher Wil Nieves was designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies according to the team official Twitter account. – The Philadelphia Phillies announced that they have designated veteran infielder Mike Fontenot for assignment to create...
Via PRO Rumors
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Hitter Tombstone: ‘Here lies K-Stanzo, an .056 hitter’

We’re going to begin a new semi-annual series here at Diamond Hoggers. When a big league hitter takes what we would guess is his last at-bat of his Major League career, we’ll run one of these bad boys. Today’s Tombstone? Reds not so super-sub Mike Costanzo. I really think Mike Costanzo’s purpose in life was to become the whipping boy of my buddies for a few weeks in time...
Via Diamond Hoggers
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds call up Negron, send down Costanzo

The Reds have called up Kristopher Negron from AAA Louisville. To make room, they have optioned Mike Costanzo. The Reds point out that when Negron gets on the field, he will be the third Reds player this season to make his Major League debut, preceded by RHP J.J. Hoover and Costanzo … [visit site to read more]
Via Red Hot Mama
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds call up "Spider-Man" Kris Negron; option Mike Costanzo

Negron has great hair too. News came today that the Reds have sent Mike Costanzo back to Louisville, and have promoted utility man Kris Negron, who has earned the nickname Spider-Man with some of his amazing feats in the field. He can and has played almost everywhere on the field as evidenced in 2012. So far this year he has appeared at six different positions including 2B...
Via Redlegs Review
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-Phillies Farmhands Getting a Chance

The Phillies stink.  It's like watching the mid to late 90's teams, except with a bloated payroll. So, in other news...Ex-Phillies "prospects" Mike Costanzo, Qunitin Berry, and Rich Thompson are getting their shot in the show.Mike Costanzo was a 2nd round pick for Philadelphia in 2005.  He was going to be the future at 3rd base.  Yeah, not quite.  He's...
Via We Should Be GM's
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Nava, Reds Costanzo interesting Horatio Alger MLB stories

Boston outfielder Daniel Nava and Cincinnati third baseman Mike Costanzo were barely on their parent team’s radar as recently as spring training, yet they are wearing major league uniforms.       Nava is an Independent original, starting his pro career as an undrafted free agent in Chico, CA (Golden League) in ’07, the summer after he finished at Santa Clara.  He worked...
Via The Sports Bank
May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Monday news and notes

Usually Monday is for the Minor League Team Progress Report, but that is pushed until tomorrow as there was a whole lot of things going on that weren’t covered between Friday and today. First thing to get to is the recent slew of transactions through the organization. Mike Costanzo – promoted to the Reds Miguel Rojas – promoted to Louisville Wirfin Obispo – promoted to...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds' Costanzo prepared for New York fans

CINCINNATI His name is Mike Costanzo and he is prepared, he knows it is going to happen, and he has steeled himself for the verbal onslaught. The Cincinnati Reds play five games in New York this week two against the Mets and three against the Yankees. And Costanzo knows it is inevitable that fans will be calling him Lord of the Idiots, a description of TV sitcom star George Costanza...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

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