Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ruggiano turning into Biscuit

Outfielder Justin Ruggiano is trading in his Jacksonville uniform for some butter and blue.

The Devil Rays added Ruggiano from the Los Angeles Dodgers and are sending him to the Biscuits, according to

Ruggiano, who had a .260 average with nine home runs and 45 RBIs in 89 games with the Suns, is the player to be named later in a trade between the Rays and Dodgers last month. Tampa Bay sent pitcher Mark Hendrickson, catcher Toby Hall and a wad of cash to LaLa Land for pitcher Jae Seo and catcher Dioner Navarro.

Montgomery will have to make an additional transaction to clear roster space for Ruggiano. The Biscuits' front office is expected to officially announce the moves at some point this week.


Bubba-36109 said...

So who is your pick to be sent down, sent up, inactive, or released? My guess is Knox.

Stacy Long said...

The most logical pick would be Andy Sonnanstine to Durham. What else does he need to do? (Sure, a couple of no-hitters would be nice.)

After that, I'd guess they'll start another set of musical chairs with a second person on the inactive list. I think Chris Flinn is the inactive person right now.

Bubba-36109 said...

Has he arrived yet?

Stacy Long said...

Sorry, Bubba. I haven't checked in lately. I guess you know by now that Ruggiano arrived Monday and put pitcher Mike Prochaska on the inactive list.