Time for teams to start making postseason roster moves
by Bob Timmermann
Since rosters are "frozen" on August 31 for postseason eligiblity (not the use of quotation marks there), teams are calling up players from the minors and sending down others (on paper) to ready their postseason roster.
Already today we've seen:
Optioned RHP Randy Messenger to Class-A Jupiter and recalled INF Robert Andino from Triple-A Albuquerque.
New York Mets:
Optioned pitcher Dave Williams to Triple-A Norfolk and recalled INF Anderson Hernandez from Norfolk.
Optioned RHP Matt Belisle to Class A Sarasota and recalled INF Brendan Harris from Triple-A Louisville.
Recalled 1B Dan Johnson from Triple-A Sacramento and sent INF D'Angelo Jimenez outright to Sacramento.
Recalled C Carlos Ruiz from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre; Optioned LHP Matt Smith to Single-A Clearwater.
Yesterday there was:
Los Angeles Dodgers
Recalled LHP Hong-Chih Kuo from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned LHP Tim Hamulack to Class A Vero Beach.
On August 29:
Optioned LHP Chris Michalak to Class A Sarasota; Recalled OF Chris Denorfia from Triple-A Louisville.
Purchased the contract of OF Alexis Gomez from Triple-A Toledo; Designed OF Nook Logan for assignment and recalled INF Tony Giarratano and placed him on the 15-day disabled list.
There will likely be more today and I will try to add them up top when they happen.