Showing posts with label Released. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Released. Show all posts

Friday, April 27, 2012

IF/OF Brandon Inge Released from Tigers

Slumping third baseman Brandon Inge was released by the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.

The 34-year-old Inge is in his 12th season in the majors, all with Detroit. He played mostly third base for the Tigers, but has also caught, played the outfield and second base.

Inge is a .234 career hitter with 140 homers and 589 RBIs.

I would love to see the Mets pick up Inge with the lack of outfielders the Mets have in depth. Inge is also versatile and could also serve as a emergency catcher and a backup David Wright at 3rd , Murphy at 2nd..

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Torres, Byrdak, Minor League Releases

Outfielder Andres Torres played center field in a Minor League game Saturday for the first time since straining his left calf 12 days ago. Torres is scheduled to make another Minor League appearance Sunday, with the Mets still hopeful that he will avoid a disabled list stint to start the season.

Left-handed reliever Tim Byrdak walked a batter and allowed two runs in a Minor League game Saturday, his first live action since undergoing left knee surgery earlier this month. Byrdak is still hoping to be ready for Opening Day, though the Mets are preparing to carry Daniel Herrera on the roster if he is not.

The Mets on Saturday released Minor League infielder Justin Schafer and right-handed pitcher Michael Weldon.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mets Release Ryota Igarashi

New York Mets fans, your long regional nightmare is over. After 79 mostly ineffective appearances over the past two years, right-handed reliever Ryota Igarashi will pitch elsewhere in 2012, according to a Thursday report from ESPN New York's Adam Rubin.

The 32-year-old Igarashi will be a free agent due to a clause in his contract that allows him to become such if he and the Mets could not agree on a deal at the end of his two-year, $3 million contract.

Igarashi pitched 69 innings for the Mets and allowed a 5.74 ERA while going 5-2. Though he put together a strong stretch during the middle of July this year after tweaking his splitter, the reliever hit a rut and allowed eight runs in 11 innings during August. His interpreter, Michael Peters, became a popular subject for profile pieces within the New York media.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Angels Release Former Mets Pitching Prospect Scott Kazmir

The Angels gave up on former Rays ace Scott Kazmir, releasing the once- promising starter.

Kazmir, 27, was given his release Wednesday as the Angels closed out a three-game series in Seattle. Once among baseball's most exciting young pitchers, and a two-time All-Star with Tampa Bay, Kazmir has declined rapidly since being acquired by the Angels in August 2009.

"Right now it's the best thing for (Kazmir)," manager Mike Scioscia said. "Hopefully he can get off that treadmill and restore his career, because he was really struggling trying to get the ability to compete again, and I mean get his tools where can compete again up here. He wasn't going in the right direction."

The breaking point for the Angels came Tuesday night when Kazmir made his fifth rehabilitation start with Triple-A Salt Lake and gave up six earned run and five hits in 12/3 innings. In his five starts with Salt Lake, Kazmir had a 17.02 ERA in 151/3 innings.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rockies release Manny Corpas

The Rockies released reliever Manny Corpas, reports Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post.  Corpas, 27, had Tommy John surgery in September.  He'd also undergone surgery to remove bone chips in that elbow in July of '09.  $3.75MM remains on his contract, which he signed in February of '08.

This year Corpas posted a 4.62 ERA, 6.8 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 1.0 HR/9 and 42.5% groundball rate, picking up ten saves.  The Rockies locked him up after his best season, several years before he would have been arbitration eligible.  It was just unnecessary.

Career: Batting | Pitching | Fielding
2006 Col 35 0 0 0 32.1 36 13 13 3 8 27 1 2 0 7 2 1.363.62
2007 Col 78 0 0 0 78.0 63 20 18 6 20 58 4 2 19 16 3 1.062.08
2008 Col 76 0 0 0 79.2 93 41 40 7 23 50 3 4 4 19 9 1.464.52
2009 Col 35 0 0 0 33.2 44 22 22 3 7 24 1 3 1 7 2 1.515.88
2010 Col 56 0 0 0 62.1 66 33 32 7 22 47 3 5 10 2 4 1.414.62
Total -- 280 0 0 0 286.0 302 129 125 26 80 206 12 16 34 51 -- 1.343.93
Maybe a change out of the Rocky Mountain air might do him some good.

Corpas could be a guy the Mets might look at . He does have some closer experience and could possibly set up. 
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