PBL Transactions, 6/1/15 – 6/7/15

The following transactions occurred in the Patriot League over the last week:

California Sharks

 

California Sharks: Signed free agents 1B Jamal Gerke, SS Grant Knepper, CF Conrad Mojica, SP Kerry Lopez, and RPs Osvaldo Barret and Jason Richter.

 

Jackson Hammerheads

Jackson Hammerheads: Signed free agents C Carlos Asperzol, 3B Elmo Milliner, LF Monty Walcott, DH Dexter Jester, SP Nico Library, and RF Cortez Petrik.  Waived 1B Coy Tighe. Activated 1B Pete Ciancarulo from the 15-day disabled list.  Placed DH Alex Jaramillo on the 15-day disabled list.  Called up LF Monty Walcott.

 

Jacksonville Dragons

Jacksonville Dragons: Signed free agents 1B Neal B. Thomas, CF Rondei Isua, DH Isaias Miguel, SP Juan Pascos, and RPs Lauren Gilpatrick and Jamel Janke.

 

 

Knoxville Smokies

Knoxville Smokies: Signed free agents 2B Danny Kurland, CF Arnold Carranza, DH Jerome Arch, and RPs Rodolfo Darville, Oscar Madison, and Norman Sater. Claimed 1B Coy Tighe off waivers. Called up CF Arnold Carranza. Demoted SS Lorenzo Arias and RP Edgar Provenza.

 

Milwaukee Bear Claws

Milwaukee Bear Claws: Signed free agents 2B Quirico Rodriguez, RF Bruce Rew, DH Hans Coghill, and RPs Rodolfo Elmonte, Mike Manigault, and Antonio Schieber.

 

 

Orlando Calrissians

Orlando Calrissians: Signed free agents 2B Jeffrey Matter, LF Sang LeLeux, DH Casey Helmers, SP Ali Godari, and RPs Shab Mickolas and Courtney Vanepps.  Activated CF Glen Madden from the 15-day disabled list.

 

Salt Lake Samurai

Salt Lake Samurai: Signed free agents 1B Lawrence Briski, 2B Gabriel Montalvo, SS Dario Rickard, DH Lazaro Matherne, and RPs Jose Mariata and Bryce Sereno.  Traded RPs Rick Wilkins, Oliver Jones, and Jose Mariata to Knoxville for SP Grant Fore, DH Matthew Weigel, and RP Norman Sater.  (See story here.)  Placed C DeAndre Turnbull on the 15-day disabled list.  Called up RPs Jimmy Okamura and Norman Sater.

 

Silver City Outlaws

Silver City Outlaws: Signed free agents 3B Narciso Rodriguez, CF Sebastian Melora, DH Charley Ingraham, and RPs Irving Godlewski, Duke Newlin, and Ron Wall.

 

 

 

PBL Transactions, 4/12/15 – 4/18/15

The following transactions occurred in the Patriot League over the last week:

Jacksonville Dragons

 

Jacksonville Dragons: Called up RP John Longroofan. Demoted RP Jack Jacques. (See story here.)

 

Knoxville Smokies

 

Knoxville Smokies: Traded 3B Chris “Catknife” Davidson to Salt Lake for LF Victor Gomez.  Demoted SS Lorenzo Arias.

 

Salt Lake Samurai

 

Salt Lake Samurai: Called up UT Edmund Rains.  Demoted 3B Luis Poncilar.

 

Silver City Outlaws

 

Silver City Outlaws: Called up DH Teddy Olivas. Demoted LF Marlon Hintz.

 

Samurai Acquire 3B Davidson from Smokies

Chris Davidson
Chris Davidson
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Victor Gomez

Looking to shake things up in the wake of their 1-9 start, the Salt Lake Samurai today acquired 3B Chris “Catknife” Davidson from the Knoxville Smokies in exchange for OF Victor Gomez.

“We needed to make a change,” said Samurai owner/GM Sarah Buehler.  “This was an easy move to make us better at a position of need.  We’re always open to opportunities to get better.”

The 28-year-old Davidson, who was on Knoxville’s farm team, has a reputation for excellent fielding.  He got his unusual nickname from a high-school coach who misspoke while praising his “cat-like” reflexes at the hot corner.  “I’m glad for a chance to play,” said Davidson.  “I know [Salt Lake is] struggling right now, but I want to help them improve.”

Davidson will step in to replace Luis Poncilar, who has struggled mightily in the field and at the plate, batting .077 on the year and having made several costly errors.  In a related move, the Samurai demoted Poncilar and recalled utility man Edmund Rains.

The 38-year-old Gomez began the season as Salt Lake’s starting right fielder, but was benched in favor of Romeo Martinez after posting a .125 average.  The left-handed Gomez is expected to platoon with Alex Jaramillo at DH and to serve as a top pinch-hitter.  “Victor is a skilled veteran who we think will be a key contributor for us,” said Smokies owner/GM Jeremiah Mills.

To make room for Gomez on the active roster, Knoxville sent SS Lorenzo Arias down to the minors.  This is the second deal of the season for the Smokies, who swapped reliever Butch Turnbull for 3B Ronnie Aceuedo during spring training.