The Rangers have acquired Class A catcher Michael Thomas from the Red Sox as the player to be named later in the Jarrod Saltalamacchia trade. The Rangers are sending him to Arizona and converting him to a pitcher. They had some success doing that when they took Alexi Ogando in the Minor League phase in the Rule 5 Draft. He was an outfielder for Oakland but A.J. Preller, who had scouted him in the Dominican Republic, suggested he be turned into a pitcher.
From T.R. Michael Thomas is not good at hitting the baseball. Seriously. Don't even bother looking at his stats becasue it's depressing.
Is Eric Fry impressed? You decide.
I included the box score links because I am cool like that and you guys are lazy.
Today’s Starters (via Scott Lucas)
7:00 -- AAA: Omar Beltre
7:00 -- AA: Elizardo Ramirez
9:15 -- High-A: Andrew Doyle
5:00 -- Low-A: Neil Ramirez
7:00 -- Short-A: Roman Mendez
9:00 -- Rookie: Shawn Blackwell
JC is in Hickory.