Minor MLB Transactions: 8/1/2020
By TC Zencka | August 1, 2020 at 9:33pm CDTIt’s been a busy sports activities day with the NBA and NHL again in motion, to not point out the numerous MLB video games nonetheless underway. Because the motion rolls alongside, we’ll use this publish to evaluate some minor strikes you’ll have missed…
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy has been assigned to the Pink Sox alternate coaching website in Pawtucket after clearing waivers, per Alex Speier of the Boston Globe (through Twitter). He’ll keep of their 60-player pool after catching a complete of two innings behind the plate for the big-league workforce. Lucroy, 34, has loved a protracted and productive profession, however a steep dropoff in manufacturing following his second All-Star look in 2016 has led to a meandering interval for the veteran receiver. Along with the Pink Sox, Lucroy has dressed for the Cubs, Angels, Athletics, Rockies, and Rangers since coming to semi-stardom with the Brewers.
The Cubs signed pitcher Matt Dermody out of the Unbiased League, per USA Immediately’s Bob Nightengale (through Twitter). Everyone seems to be in want of additional pitching depth as of late it appears, although the Cubs have a very unsettled state of affairs of their bullpen. Dermody is a 30-year-old southpaw who final appeared within the majors in 2017 for the Blue Jays. He made 23 appearances that season, going 2-Zero with a 4.43 ERA/6.25 FIP throughout 22 1/three innings. Cubs relievers have been the worst such group within the recreation up to now this season. Previous to Saturday’s motion, they pitched to a mixed 9.55 ERA/9.51 FIP throughout 21 2/three innings.
The Giants assigned catcher Rob Brantly to their alternate coaching website, per The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly (through Twitter). The 31-year-old catcher cleared waivers after showing in a single recreation for the Giants, going hitless in three at-bats. Tyler Heineman and Chadwick Tromp are the catchers that stay on San Francisco’s energetic roster.
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