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Time for teams to start making postseason roster moves
2006-08-31 15:01
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:

Florida Marlins
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.

Cincinnati Reds:
Optioned RHP Matt Belisle to Class A Sarasota and recalled INF Brendan Harris from Triple-A Louisville.

Oakland Athletics:
Recalled 1B Dan Johnson from Triple-A Sacramento and sent INF D'Angelo Jimenez outright to Sacramento.

Philadelphia Phillies:
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:

Cincinnati Reds:
Optioned LHP Chris Michalak to Class A Sarasota; Recalled OF Chris Denorfia from Triple-A Louisville.

Detroit Tigers:
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.

2006-08-31 11:46:50
1.   Ken Arneson
Postseason roster flexibility is as much a function of who is on the DL as of September 1, as it is a function of who is on the 25-man roster.

The A's have 3 players on the DL (Street, Harden, Crosby), so they essentially have 28 players to choose from.

2006-08-31 11:50:30
2.   Bob Timmermann
Which is why the White Sox called up Jerry Owens from the minors just to put him on the DL.
2006-08-31 14:11:46
3.   popup
It would be simplify things if baeball simply had a rule that anyone on the 40 man roster at end of play on 8/31 was eligible to be placed on post season 25 man roster.

Stan from Tacoma

2006-08-31 18:25:42
4.   Bluebleeder87
i'm very excited to see Kemp & Loney back up, i know Loney will hit but i'm excited to see what kind of adjustments Kemp made.

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