Monday, May 28, 2007

Iwamura back; Gomes out

The Devil Rays activated third baseman Akinori Iwamura from the disabled list today and sent outfielder/designated Jonny Gomes to Durham.

Iwamura was hitting .339 with 15 runs scored when he went on the DL April 24 with a right oblique strain.

Gomes, who has a .184 average in 19 games, and Rays manager Joe Maddon had a loud argument about the demotion, according to The St. Petersburg Times.

Gomes and infielder Jorge Cantu were the prime candidates for the demotion. Cantu has a .269 average but Iwamura's return gives the Rays another infielder.

4 comments:

Bubba36109 said...

MiLB has a Fan poll:

Who is the best third baseman in the Minors?
Brandon Wood
Ryan Braun
Chase Headley
Matt Tuiasosopo
Evan Longoria
Neil Walker
Ian Stewart

Guess who my pick is?

Stacy Long said...

so, did you cast your lot with Braun or Headley?

Wood: .226 average, 5 HRs, 21 RBIs, .708 OPS
Braun: in the big leagues now, but .342, 10, 22, 1.119 before
Headley: .339, 8, 33, 1.013
Tuiasosopo: .293, 2, 17, .844
Longoria: .289, 10, 38, .936
Walker: .288, 9, 26, .863
Stewart: .292, 3, 22, .778

Bubba36109 said...

Got vote for who I've seen perform!
Hey, everyone may be hitting againt SEC pitching

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