@jcrasnick #Astros announce they've claimed OF Alex Presley off waivers from #twins. Designated P Raul Valdes for assignment.
Kinda surprising, I thought they'd keep Presley as the 4th outfielder.
I'm surprised by this too.
On another waiver front (and because I don't want to start another thread), Diamond and Parmelee were also on waivers.
Diamond cleared. Haven't seen anything about Parmelee.
I'm really suprised they put Presley on waivers. Same with Parms, guess they are trying to get a lot of 40 man slots opened up for some reason?
uh, I really hope they plan on claiming a 4th OF that can play CF.
Parm, too? Wow. I guess Rob really didn't see what he wanted to see.
A little surprised by this. Does this mean Bartlett made the team?
Not a big loss on Presley, though.
If Bartlett makes the team and is the backup CF, I'm done.
Are they just abandoning the concept of OF defense completely this year? With a fly ball pitchign staff? I, um, don't understand this move. didn't they just trade for this guy?
I guess this is what happens when no one "steps up and wins a job"
- Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino 9m
In addition to Diamond, Chris Parmelee and Alex Presley also placed on waivers. All 3 waiver periods expire today, per source. #mntwins
I would guess this means that Parmelee also cleared.
And I would LIKE THE FOLLOWING from Nick Nelson a gazillion times:
- Nick Nelson @nnelson9 3m
Parmelee also on waivers. The Twins waived Presley and Parmelee to keep 34-year-old Jason Bartlett on the roster. That's freaking insane.
Wait ... Parms wasn't on waivers, was he? I hadn't heard that. Hadn't heard that Presley was either, for that matter.
And with Florimon questionable to start the season and likely going to extended ST because of his appendectomy, I guess Bartlett makes the team as a super-utility player, both backup to infield and CF?
oops ... cross-post to JB ... got my answers now. So freaking insane is right. Wow.
With those moves, it appears the final roster spot will go to either veteran super utility man Jason Bartlett or 30-year-old slugger Chris Colabello, the reigning International League Most Valuable Player.
Maybe there is still something else in the works.
Wetmore is speculating that they're close to a trade, which is the only way this makes sense to me. I mean who is our backup center fielder otherwise? Arcia?
EDIT: I see other people are speculating it would be Bartlett. I guess that's a little better.... maybe.
Gotta hope that is what is going on. Twitter world seems to think that very few OF will be available on waiver wire.