Tigers Minor League Wrap – 6/22/07

toledo 3 Ottawa 4 10 innings
Jack Hannahan was a triple short of the cycle and added a walk. Chris Shelton doubled and singled. Ron Chiavacci went 8 innings and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks and 4 K’s.

Altoona 3 Erie 12
Nate Robertson made his rehab start and pitched a no-hitter for 6 innings. He threw 72 pitches with 1 walk and 6 K’s. I know it was less competition and results don’t always correlate to stuff, but I’m thinking something was working for him today. Mike Hollimon doubled, tripled, and walked twice.

Altoona 1 Erie 2
Dallas Trahern went the distance, with the distance being 7 innings in a double header. He allowed 1 run on 5 hits, 3 walks and 4 K’s. Mike Hollimon pushed his season line to 274/394/469 with a double and a walk.

Lakeland 6 Tamnpa 7
Wil Rhymes and Max Leon both had 3 hit games. Wilkin Ramirez hit his 8th homer, and it was off of Anthony Claggett. Claggett you may remember was one of the 3 pitchers sent to the Yankees for Gary Sheffield. Burke Badenhop allowed 6 runs, 4 of which were earned, on 5 hits and 3 walks in 4 1/3 innings.

West Michigan 7 Dayton 6
James Skelton and Audy Ciriaco each homered for the Whitecaps. Michael Bertram doubled, tripled, and singled. Duane Below allowed no runs on 3 hits, 2 walks, and 8 K’s over 5 innings.

Oneonta 8 Lowell 13
Michael Sullivan had 3 hits, as did Jorge Patino. Sendy Vasquez came off of his illegal substance suspension and allowed 8 runs on 5 hits and 6 walks in 3 innings.

GCL Yankees 0 GCL Tigers 3
Hayden Parrott was 3 for 4. Wade Lamont – Gene’s son – singled and homered. Roger Tomas was 3 for 3. Elezar Aponte pitched 7 shutout innings allowing just 3 hits and walk while fanning 6.

Minors News

The Tigers formally announced the signing of 17 players fro this year’s draft as well as 2 undrafted free agents. These aren’t really surprises, because many of these players have been playing. Charlie Furbush (4), Devin Thomas (7), and Justin Henry (9) are the only 3 picks from the first 10 rounds to have signed at this point.


  1. Sam

    June 22, 2007 at 7:14 am


    I am shocked to see how much Claggett has struggled this year. I guess now the Yankees are trying to make him a starter. That is really suprising, I met his Dad, a school teacher in CA, at a Tampa/Lakeland game in April. He has NEVER started in his life.

    He never started pitching until his junior year in College and is still very raw. His numbers last year at West Michigan were very good.

    Looks like Dumbo is big time winning the Sheff trade right now.


  2. Sam

    June 22, 2007 at 7:16 am

    On another note,

    Anyone see that the A’s designated Milton Bradley for Assignment. He would be a nice upgrade over Monroe in LF if he stayed healthy and wasn’t too much of a bad apple in the clubhouse. Would you take the flyer??


  3. Chris in Nashville

    June 22, 2007 at 8:20 am

    NO WAY…..Milton Bradley has been a problem everyone he’s been…..as a Tennessee Titans fan…I don’t think I can handle anymore bad apples.

  4. Jason

    June 22, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    i just heard maroth was traded. is it true?
    i cant find any details.

  5. Walewander

    June 22, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Rosenthal says he’s gone to the Cards for an ‘undisclosed return.’


  6. Ryan

    June 22, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be Isringhausen. If it’s not, we got tooked. Unless somehow they wanted Maroth enough to give up Pujols (he he he). If Scott Rolen comes here, so help me god…

  7. Mike R

    June 22, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    Izzy for Maroth is no where near equal value and the Cards would be getting FLEECED in a deal like that.

    And no to Milton Bradley. Dude’s made of glass and won’t ever stay healthy.

    I’m glad to see Wade Lamont starting well — he apparently has enormous power.