EASports44 (Eric Anderson), 7/18: Big day for me! The arm brace is officially retired! Baby steps to a healthy arm and a chance to contribute in the spring
MU IN THE MINORS
♦ According to the Braves' website, Eric Garcia was moved from the Danville Braves down to the Gulf Coast League Braves this week. Also, Zach Hardoin was released this week by the Astros organization.
♦ According to McCovey Chronicles, as of July 14:
With multiple hits in six of his last eight games, plus 6 BB in that time span, he has improved his season line to .345/.427/.414 through 203 AB. After just one steal attempt in his first 59 games, he made two steal attempts last night.
♦ PRIME CUTS: Liberty products Irvine, Mense catch on with T-Bones (Liberty Tribune)
Apparently there’s a connection between living on Nashua Road and becoming a successful baseball player.
Lucas Irvine and Hunter Mense grew up on the same street in Liberty. They both played baseball for Blue Jays. After they graduated from Liberty High School — Mense in 2003 and Irvine in 2007 — both went on to play in college and were eventually selected in the MLB draft. Both tinkered in the minor leagues. And now the two Liberty High School products have found a home playing professionally with the Kansas City T-Bones, a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. . .
♦ Deadline Winners & Losers: College Edition (Baseball America)
Rash, who can run his heavy fastball up to 95 mph and his power slider up to 83, figures to be the next great power pitching prospect to come out of Missouri, following in the footsteps of Max Scherzer, Aaron Crow and Kyle Gibson. . .