Friday, August 7, 2009

DeSalvo & Julio Released

DRR reported it in a comment and here is the twitter link that he mentioned. So far today I haven’t seen it anywhere else, but I was told last night that there would be some news today. If you check the chart from yesterday, DeSalvo and Julio were the two obvious guys to go. I’ll update that pitching chart in a day or so.

To go over the current list, then:

  • Davis
  • Hernandez
  • Sonnanstine
  • Cromer
  • Hellickson

  • Childers
  • DePaula
  • Medlock
  • Thayer
  • Bateman
  • Meloan
  • Nelson
  • Abreu

I think that the Bulls prefer 5 starters and 7 relievers, so they may be considered one over at the moment. Plus, Mitch Talbot pitched 4 innings for the Gulf Coast Rays on Tuesday. So he will be back eventually. Looks like at least one, possibly two, pitchers more will be going before we get more than a couple of weeks along.

Jason Cromer on tonight! See you there.

Update (8/7 - 15:45):
I've received an email from Bulls front office that verifies DeSalvo's and Julio's release.


  1. Also worth noting that the Rays have traded for yet another catcher, this one seems set for the big league club.

    I don't know how it will change our roster, only that I assume they aren't keeping three up there.

  2. Saw that. Seems that it will involve a couple of moves. Think I'll wait for the dust to settle before trying to sort it out.

  3. And, it seems that the Rays also picked up a bullpen arm, Swindle, who probably will be heading our way. It may cost us Meloan, who was DFAed for the first trade.

    This stuff can be tough to keep track of sometimes.