Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson today reports that Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Radio in Seattle announced the M’s have signed relief pitcher Shawn Camp and Hong-Chih Kuo. To make room for them the Mariners have designated Chris Gimenez and Mike Wilson for assignment. These moves probably indicated that Chone Figgins is likely to be used as a utility player.
NWSB insider Danny Ferguson brings us good news out of Vancouver. The Vancouver Canadians Single A baseball team was given the Frieta Award as being the top operator in short season A ball. Their hard work in the community and to rebuild their stadium and organization has earned them top club status.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current MLB big league ball player Brett Lawrie from Langley, British Columbia. Danny Ferguson points out Lawrie was drafted as a catcher, but played regularly at second, third and left field as well. For the Toronto Blue Jays the high profile Canadian prospect in the franchise makes sense on many levels.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. MLB Baseball pro John Olerud. Olerud won World Series titles with the Jays in 1992 and 1993 and will forever be remembered for his amazing 1993 season…