SPIRIT ROSTER SHAKEUP
Bye, bye, Farley: North Shore Spirit RHP Chris Farley (pictured) had his contract sold to the Yankees as announced by the Can-Am League today. Farley is the fifth Can-Am player purchased by a major league organization since the beginning of the 2007 season.
Farley had a record of 8-2 with an earned run average of 1.41 in 10 starts with the Spirit. He struck out 71 batters and allowed only 15 walks in 63 2/3 innings pitched
Josue Matos and Vic Davilla were also removed from the roster.
Two ex- Rox on board: Joe Hough and Gary Galvez on their way to North Shore. Not sure how we got them -- probably a trade for Farley's reversionary rights? We obviously needed a starter to replace the loss of Farley, so hello Galvez... Hough instantly becomes the starting LF - he's hitting .240 this year with a pretty good .340 OBP.
The team has 'roster stability' now - 10 pitchers, 12 position players, and the way we attack Half #2 now looks something like this:
1B- Luis Lopez
DH- Josue Lopez
UIF - Gilbert Gil
Backup C - Chris Wood
Backup OF - Jared McGuire
Torres, Gil, Weed and Luis Lopez have all proven to be flexible in terms of what position they can play.
We now have a 'complete roster', although I wish it were a bit stronger overall. Losing Farley will hurt... bad. The pitching staff is still the best in the league, however.
Let's go get 'em...
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