Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shelby to be in center for Biscuits?

John Shelby III has been traded from the Chicago White Sox to the Tampa Bay Rays and, based on his level and performance last season, should be headed to the Biscuits.

Shelby was traded for future considerations, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The 25-year-old is entering his sixth professional season and hit .249 with 63 runs, 11 home runs and 43 RBIs in 111 games last year for the Birmingham Barons. He has a .273 career average.

With Isaias Velazquez (unknown) and Emeel Salem (knee) currently nursing injuries and not expected to break camp on time, the Rays needed a potential Double-A center fielder.

Shelby is the son of 11-year major leaguer John Shelby, who was nicknamed T-bone. Shelby III is known as Trey-bone.

UPDATE:Velazquez has a shoulder injury.


Der K said...

You do a very nice job; thank you.

Mary-Owen said...

What is the deal with Emeel's knee?
Also, is this the same John Shelby (II) that is on the Brewers coaching staff (Outfield coach)?

Stacy Long said...

I'm not sure of the extent, but he hasn't played in an exhibition game since I've been here.

John Shelby III is the son of the Brewers coach.