Comings and Goings…(Flaherty #92)

As the first weekend of the regular season has finished – a few things to recap for former Boise Hawks.

Congratulations to Ryan Flaherty (’08), who made his MLB debut on Saturday for the Baltimore Orioles (as a defensive replacement at third-base), becoming the 92nd former Hawk to play in the Big Leagues.

Sunday was a big day for Jeff Samardzija (’06 – pictured left), who tossed eight and two-third innings to help the Cubs to a 4-3 win over Washington, striking out eight.  Josh Harrison (’08 – pictured below) entered the game as a pinch-runner in the ninth, scoring the game-winning run on an Andrew McCutchen RBI single for the Pirates in a Sunday walk-off win over the Phillies.  Brett Jackson (’09) was also in the act at AAA, tripling in the winning run in the 10th of an Iowa win over Round Rock.

Today also was a downer for many former Hawks, as Baseball America released the latest transaction report – which included nine players who wore Boise uniforms – Hector Mayora (’11), Juan Serrano (’10), Cam Greathouse (’10/’11), Marquez Smith (’07), and Matt Camp (’06) by the Cubs, Felix Pie (’02) by the Indians, Andy Sisco (’02) and Ryan Acosta (’07) by the Dodgers, and Josh Lansford (’06/’09) by the Athletics.

On the flip side, 21 former Boise Hawks are currently on AA rosters – 17 with the Tennessee Smokies, the Cubs’ Southern League affiliate, inclduing Jeff Antigua (’09), Dallas Beeler (’10), Alberto Cabrera (’07), Marcus Hatley (’08/’10), Trey McNutt (’09), Brooks Raley (’10), Dae-Eun Rhee (’10), Ryan Searle (’09), Joe Zeller (’10/11), Michael Brenly (’08), Justin Bour (’10), Matt Cerda (’09), Jonathan Mota (’05), Rebel Ridling (’08), Elliot Soto (’09), Logan Watkins (’09), and Jae-Hoon Ha (’09).  Others at AA include Jesus Valdez (’05) in Harrisburg, Aaron Kurcz (’10) in Portland, Erik Hamren (’08) in San Antonio, and Hak-Ju Lee (’09) in Montgomery.

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