Sunday, August 18, 2013

Biscuits add former major leaguer

Former major leaguer Carlos Fisher has signed with the Rays and joined the Biscuits.

Fisher, a right-handed pitcher who appeared in 74 games with the Cincinnati Reds from 2009-11, was with Double-A Midland in the Oakland organization this season. He was 1-2 with a 3.88 ERA in 37 relief appearances when the A's released him Thursday.

In the majors, Fisher was 2-5 with a 4.74 ERA.

The 30-year-old is in his ninth professional season.

Fisher was with the Chattanooga Lookouts as a starter in 2007 and converting to the bullpen in 2008. In four appearances vs. Montgomery, he was 0-1 with a save and a 5.87 ERA.

1 comment:

Mary-Owen said...

Poor Carlos Fisher. He was one of many pitchers abused by Dusty Baker, a manager who enjoys eating rotator cuffs for breakfast. I will never forget watching that poor guy left out there on the mound pitching his career away. He pitched great that game, but was never really the same after Dusty allowed him to pitch 5.2 innings of "relief" work. A reliever called up from AAA who had not pitched more than 2 innings in any game so far that season. His highest pitch count that season was an unusually high total of 47 was during an outing 3 weeks before. But I guess Dusty thought it was alright to let him labor through 95 pitches to earn a loss.