Spring Training Wrap # 6 —
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Fabio Castro (2007-’08) — Castro tossed a shutout inning for the Boston Red Sox earlier today in their game against the Florida Marlins. The 25-year-old has appeared in 30 games in the Majors and has compiled an 0-1 mark with a 3.30 ERA.
Matt Maloney (2007) – Maloney struggled for the Reds as they took on the D’Backs earlier today. Maloney, who was traded by the Phillies for Kyle Lohse in 2007, allowed four runs on four hits over just 0.2 IP today out of the pen. A product of the University of Mississippi, Maloney made his Major League debut last season for the Reds.
Brett Myers (2001, 2007, & Rehab in 2009) – Myers who spent his entire career in the Philadelphia organization, signed a free-agent contract with Houston this offseason and looks to rebound from a 2009 season which saw the righty appear in just 18 games. Earlier today, Myers, 29, started for the ‘Stros against the N.Y. Mets and allowed two runs on four hits over three IP to earn his first win of the spring season. If Myers is healthy in 2010, he should help solidify a pitching staff for the Houston Astros, which includes one of the best pitchers in the game — Roy Oswalt.
Michael Taylor (2009) – Taylor, the 2009 Eastern League Rookie of the Year, started for the A’s earlier today and went 1-3 with an RBI. Dealt in the Roy Halladay deal — twice, Taylor is battling for a spot in the crowded Oakland outfield in 2010. While a start to the 2010 season in the Majors is certainly not out of the question, Taylor may end up April in Triple-A. A fan favorite, who is going to be a great Major Leaguer someday, keep in mind that Taylor is still just 24-years-old.
Others of Note –
Marlon Byrd (2001 & Rehab in 2003) – Byrd started in CF and went 1-3 for his new squad — the Chicago Cubs.
Greg Golson (2007-’08) – Golson, who is looking to catch on with the Yankees, walked and was caught stealing earlier today against the Pirates.
Jason Jaramillo (2006) – Jaramillo went 1-3 as the starting catcher for the Pirates today.
Jason Michaels (2000) – Michaels started today and went 1-3 with 2 RBIs for the ‘Stros.