Tigers Minor League Wrap 6-23-08

Toledo 4 Syracuse 3
Fernando Seguignol and Erick Almonte had 2 hits each. Aquilino Lopez went 3 innings in his start, striking out 5 against no walks. He allowed 3 hits and 2 runs. Francisco Cruceta allowed 2 hits and a walk in 2 innings while fanning 3. Ian Ostlund struck out 4 in 2 innings.

Erie 3 Trenton 4
Jeff Frazier, Kody Kirkland and Dusty Ryan all had 2 hit games. Josh Rainwater allowed 4 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks in 6 innings.

Jupiter 14 Lakeland 7
Jeramy Laster homered twice and added a walk. Ryan Strieby hit his 10th homer. Santo De Leon went 3 for 4 and is hitting .330 on the season. Duane Below didn’t make it out of the 2nd inning before allowing 4 runs. Ramon Garcia pitched 4 innings of relief and let in 9 more runs.

West Michigan 0 Fort Wayne 7
The Whitecaps were limited to 4 singles and 2 walks, hence the shut out. Brandon Hamilton walked 7 and was gone after 4 runs in 3 innings. Matt Hoffman allowed 2 runs while fanning 5 in 4 innings of relief.

Lowell 3 Oneonta 3 – Suspended in 12th inning

GCL Tigers 2 GCL Yankees 3
Luis Grullon was 2 for 4. Richard Zumaya pitched 4 innings of relief and allowed 1 unearned run on 2 hits and a strike out.

4 thoughts on “Tigers Minor League Wrap 6-23-08”

  1. I had the opportunity of meeting Ian Ostland at Spring Training 3 years ago. He was very down to earth and we had a great conversation while watching a game. He was in the minor league camp and they will go to Joer Marchant and watch the major league camp play if it is a night game. Here is hoping he gets a chance at least as a September call up to make the show!


  2. I’m in need of some Minor League Contracts 101.

    If a player like Cruceta is DFA, clears waivers, and is sent to Toledo, what kind of options does he have? Could we theoretically fly him from Detroit to Toledo as much as we want? Or is there a limit to how many times a player can be sent up and down?

  3. Brian P.: A player has 3 “options”, meaning 3 years which they can be sent up/down as many times as the club wants without having to clear waivers. After those 3 option years are used up, they are gone – so Cruceta would have to clear waivers again if he’s brought up to Detroit and stinks up the joint again and gets DFA’d. There’s a way that the club can get a 4th option, but I’m not 100% sure how that works. Ask Keith Law, he’ll tell you.

  4. Oh I forgot to add that after a player accrues a certain amount of MLB service time (e.g. Dontrelle Willis), they can refuse the option of being sent to the minors. Fortunately, D-Train’s a team guy and didn’t cause a ruckus over that. And minor league rehab assignments don’t count in the whole option scenario.

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