Monday, August 06, 2007

Cubs inrested in Kielty, Soriano to DL and other roster moves

According to the Boston Herald-

"As for Kielty, who turned 31 yesterday, sources close to the outfielder said that he is weighing his options. The Sox, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros are all interested. "

I would love to pick up Kielty. He would be a low risk player who you can sign to a minor league contract and could replace Murton as the 5th outfielder. Kielty in 549 career games is hitting .255 with an OBP of .350 which is good. He has a good glove in the outfield and a decent arm. He is good for about 8 to 10 homers a year if he plays part time. He would be a good pick up for the cubbies!

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The Chicago Cubs today placed outfielder Alfonso Soriano on the 15-day disabled list with a right quad strain. In corresponding roster moves, Chicago has selected infielder Eric Patterson from Triple-A Iowa and designated infielder Brian Dopirak, currently at Single-A Daytona, for assignment. In addition, pitcher Wade Miller has been placed on waivers to grant his unconditional release.Miller, 30, was 0-1 with a 10.54 ERA (16 ER/13.2 IP) in three starts for Chicago this season before he landed on the 15-day disabled list with middle back spasms April 23. Signed by the Cubs as a minor league free agent in January of 2006, Miller was transferred to the 60-day disabled list June 26. He went 0-2 with a 4.57 ERA (11 ER/21.2 IP) in five September starts for the Cubs last season.Dopirak, 23, was selected by Chicago in the second round of the 2002 Draft and is hitting .259 (86-for-332) with 16 home runs and 54 RBI between Single-A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee this season. The right-handed hitter was added to the club's 40-man roster in November of 2005.

Its interesting that Dopirak was DFA. The other moves are not to surprising.

1 comment:

CubsMania said...

Just announced on Cubs.com that Sori's got a small tear in his right quad and won't be back til after labor day... big blow