The Angels are one of many teams looking to reap the benefits of roster
expansion, as their
injury-depleted bench has been
Are you still scratching your head over the Pirates' trade for veteran
pitcher Matt Morris? Well, it's at least easier to understand why they
were willing to part with Rajai Davis when you take a look at Nyjer Morgan, one
of the Buccos' September callups. Check out this
exclusive interview with the
Despite an impressive run over the past couple of weeks, the Philadelphia Phillies are
looking for help, perhaps from
September callups, or perhaps from players returning to health.
The Diamondbacks called up a half dozen prospects for their playoff run, two
of whom are making their first appearance in the majors. Second baseman
Emilio Bonifacio is
drawing rave reviews from the
Diamondbacks front office and southpaw Bill Murphy
talks about his improved game.
Where most teams move their Triple-A players to the parent club at this time
of the year, the Chicago Cubs instead
sent four prospects to other organizations.
The Orioles' site has more on
the trade that sent Steve Trachsel back to the North Side of Chicago.
Finally, sometimes the most interesting news on September 1st is who isn't
called up. With Eric Chavez, Mark Kotsay, and Travis Buck all shut down
for the season in Oakland, we might have expected the A's to bring up another
hitter, such as Nick Blasi. Blasi began the year in Hi-A ball, but has
succeeded recently at Triple-A, and
speaks with Oaklandclubhouse.com
about his terrific year.
Is that all? Of course not, head to
The Scout.com MiLB Homepage to find your
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