That opened up a spot for LHP Josh Edgin in the Buffalo Bisons bullpen. Edgin, the talk of spring training, had given up one run, on a solo HR in his 6.1 innings over six outings in AA. He'd fanned five, walked two and given up five hits. Edgin appears to be on the fast track to the big leagues. His stuff is basically ready - he's regularly 92-95 with his fastball with a slider that's at least MLB average.
Also at AA, infielder Sean Kazmar (.222/.317/.306 - 11 G) was placed on the DL.
C Jean Luc Blacquiere who was placed on the Bisons' roster for a day when Josh Satin was put on the MLB taxi squad, has been added back to the Herd.
2. Baseball America Gushes About Savannah Pitching
Frank Viola is effusive in his praise of his young pitchers - Domingo Tapia, Rafael Montero and Michael Fulmer - at Baseball America. I'll have more about Tapia later this week. Again, he's sitting 96-98 mph ish with sink. It's filthy.
"This guy is an incredible talent. He's regularly 98 (mph) with life, and it's a heavy ball with plus sinking action.Viola on Fulmer:
"This kid is mature beyond his years. He wants to take everything in, he wants to hear all kinds of angles. It's incredible watching his mind work to figure out what pitching is all about. He's 94-96 (mph), touches 97, and has an improving slider. It seems like his changeup gets better each time I see him."
3. Josh Rodriguez Named EL Player of the Week
Tough to argue with the guy who hit .500 (13-for-26) for the week and slugged .807 with two doubles and two home runs. Except for the fact that the 27-year old is in his fifth year in the Eastern League.