The 2012 Transaction Rundown: July 7-13
Welcome to The Transaction Rundown: Follow the Roster Hole edition!
The Roster Hole is an elusive creature with it's origins in Nick Hagadone's injury and subsequent assignment to the Clippers' Disqualified List. The lack of a countermove in Columbus to fill Scott Barnes' roster spot after his Sunday call-up to the Big Club led to the creation of the Roster Hole. The Roster Hole migrated to Five County Stadium on Wednesday with the lack of a countermove for Shawn Armstrong's call-up to Akron, but was also seen around the Arena District that day as well (a byproduct of the AAA/AA All-Star Break delaying roster moves at those levels - including Tyler Sturdevant's promotion to Columbus). As of press time, the Roster Hole seems to be "holed" up in Zeubulon. Where will the Roster Hole go next? Stay tuned for next week's column (or just go to the "Transactions" tab and scroll down to "2012" each day) to find out!
By the way. yes, there is a Roster Hole in Goodyear and three or four (depending on how you count the Levon Washington paper move) in Mahoning Valley, but those are Short-Season Roster Holes (spacius rosterus rookieballius), a far more common creature than their Full-Season cousins (spacius rosterus minorleagius).
In non Roster Hole-related news, Toru Murata and Matt Packer are off their respective DLs (neither of them Akron's) and are plying their trade at the corner of Main and State, Luis Morel is in Mahoning Valley and beginning his acclimation to pitching in front of a crowd, and Chris Ray and Dale Dickerson are no longer in the org.
All these moves (and more!) are laid out for you in convenient list form below:
Cleveland Indians - LHP Nick Hagadone assigned to Columbus Clippers Disqualified List
Columbus Clippers - LHP Nick Hagadone assigned to Disqualified List from Cleveland Indians
Columbus Clippers - RHP Chris Ray released
Columbus Clippers - IF Jason Donald added to active roster
Columbus Clippers - RHP Toru Murata assigned to Akron Aeros from 7-day DL
Akron Aeros - RHP Toru Murata assigned from Columbus Clippers 7-day DL
Akron Aeros - LHP Matt Packer assigned to Carolina Mudcats from 7-day DL
Carolina Mudcats - RHP Dale Dickerson released
Carolina Mudcats - LHP Matt Packer assigned from Akron Aeros 7-day DL
Arizona League Indians - LHP Matt Packer recalled from Minor League Rehab Assignment
Cleveland Indians - LHP Scott Barnes recalled from Columbus Clippers
Columbus Clippers - LHP Scott Barnes recalled to Cleveland Indians
Lake County Captains - OF Jordan Casas placed on 7-day DL retroactive to July 5 (Back Spasms)
Lake County Captains - IF Nick Bartolone activated from 7-day DL
Mahoning Valley Scrappers - RHP Luis Morel assigned from Arizona League Indians (not yet on active roster)
Arizona League Indians - RHP Luis Morel assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Lake County Captains - RHP Enosil Tejeda assigned from Mahoning Valley Scrappers (not yet on active roster)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers - RHP Enosil Tejeda assigned to Lake County Captains
Mahoning Valley Scrappers - RHP Luis Morel added to active roster
Akron Aeros - RHP Shawn Armstrong assigned from Carolina Mudcats (not yet on active roster)
Carolina Mudcats - RHP Shawn Armstrong assigned to Akron Aeros
Lake County Captains - RHP Jeff Johnson placed on 7-day DL
Lake County Captains - RHP Enosil Tejeda added to active roster
Columbus Clippers - RHP Tyler Sturdevant assigned from Akron Aeros
Akron Aeros - RHP Tyler Sturdevant assigned to Columbus Clippers
Akron Aeros - RHP Shawn Armstrong added to active roster