Wednesday, November 24, 2010

skippers named

Ryne Sandberg has been named manager of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for the 2011 season. Mark Parent (who led Lakewood the the 2010 S.A.L. title) will move up to Reading and Dusty Wathan (2009 Lakewood skipper) will stay at Clearwater for a second season. Chris Truby, who managed at Williamsport in 2010, will take over the helm in Lakewood, and Greg Legg and Steve Schrenk will return to the 'Claws.

5 added to 40-man roster

The Phillies added 5 players to the 40-man roster, 4 former BlueClaws and 1 possible 2011 Lakewood player. Justin De Fratus, Freddy Galvis, Harold Garcia and Matt Rizzotti were all added to the roster along with infielder Cesar Hernandez, who spent 2010 with Williamsport and is a likely candidate for the 'Claws this coming summer. The moves are in preparation for the rule 5 draft coming up in a few weeks. Notables not included, and therefore exposed to the draft and available to other teams are Joe Savery, D'Arby Myers, and Tuffy Gosewisch.

Other HomeSiders on the Phillies 40-man roster are Antonio Bastardo, Sergio Escalona, Cole Hamels, Kyle Kendrick, Scott Mathieson, Drew Naylor, Jesus Sanchez, Vance Worley, Mike Zagurski, Carlos Ruiz, Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown.

Original BlueClaw Taylor Buchholz was claimed by the Red Sox on waivers, from Toronto.