The Post reports that former Reds third baseman Brandon Larson, recently released by the Devil Rays’ organization, has signed a minor league contract with Rangers. He was supposed to be going to AA Frisco, but still has not appeared in a game.
The D-Rays reassigned “former Reds bust ” (TM Marc Lancaster) Jimmy Haynes to Hudson Valley of the New York-Penn League – “generally a place for young, recently drafted players. ” Haynes, 32, started the season with AAA Durham.
– NY/Penn is a short season league. It’s where you go when you’re drafted, but too old for rookie ball. They don’t start until June 21. Haynes was pitching for Durham a couple days before the move. What in the world is going on there?
On a similar note, Jimmy “Turd” Anderson was signed as a free agent last week, and is “pitching” for Rochester (MIN) at AAA. He’s still listed as 6’1″, 210 (which makes me 6’4″, 145). He somehow has a 2.53 ERA in 10.2 IP, but he’s up to his old tricks with 8 walks and 13 hits allowed.