Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Four former Biscuits among Tuesday releases

A new Tampa Bay minor-league spring roster doesn't include five names that were in camp Monday.

The five released today include four former Biscuits: pitchers Chuck Tiffany, Jon Barratt and Jeff Kamrath, and infielder Patrick Cottrell. Infielder Michael Ross is the fifth player no longer in camp.

Tiffany came to the Rays in a 2006 trade from the Dodgers and played in Montgomery in 2006. He made four starts before suffering a shoulder injury that shelved him until last year. The left-hander made 21 appearances last season at high-Class A Vero Beach.

Barratt and Kamrath were with the Biscuits last year. Kamrath suffered an early-season elbow injury, while Barratt left the team in April because of mental exhaustion. (Barratt was to be the subject of my main story Wednesday, too.)

Cottrell hit .223 for the Biscuits last season and won Tampa Bay's minor-league community service award.

Ross was a 35th-round draft pick in 2006 and played last year at short-season Hudson Valley.

**??: Infielder Drew Anderson doesn't appear on the roster but is on the newly updated work lists. Infielder Joseph Callender is the opposite (on roster, not on work lists).

[[I'm obviously discombobulated today since I keep writing that it's Monday.]]


Bubba-36109 said...

Ground Hog Day?

Stacy Long said...

Well, I'll put it like this: My plan was to write a Jon Barratt story for Wednesday's paper. Nice guy, trying to come back, etc.

In fact, I had already written the story. Obviously, now I've written another story.

Stacy Long said...

Yeah, I'm discombobulated enough that I forgot I'd already mentioned the Barratt story. =)

Bubba-36109 said...

Looking forward to both storys....it's the swamp water.