Quick Hits – May 9
Just some quick news and notes today – first from the transaction wire, as 2008 Boise Hawks 2B Josh Harrison played musical chairs for the Pirates. Harrison was called up for one day – as an insurance policy for Jose Tabata, getting a pinch hit at bat (and flying out to center). A day later, he was back to the International League and rejoining the Indianapolis Indians.
Same cannot be said for the Cubs 2010 2nd Round draft pick Micah Gibbs, who was released by the organization today (according to the Florida State League). Gibbs hit just .203 with seven homers and 60 RBI in 208 career games – advancing as high as Advanced-A Daytona.
On the flip side – former catcher Carlos Escobar, who injured his ankle on a slide late in the season against Everett and has been in rehab for the injury since, finally escaped the Mesa Complex, and is headed to Kane County. Same can be said for former middle infielder, Wes Darvill, who was promoted to Daytona.
Some NWL Notes – When the Hawks head to Vancouver this summer, we’ll see a couple great giveaways, including a C’s Beach Towel, while they’ll also have one of their “SuperStars” head to B.C. while we are there, as Tim Raines (former Montreal Expos star) will be at the Nat. Salem-Keizer has unveiled their promotions – nothing exciting to report (they have the typical Family Feast Night, their Dollar Beer Night, and a Fireworks Show on a getaway day). Excited to see what Tri-City and Hillsboro will have for us this season (though, the Hawks themselves haven’t unveiled their promos – I have seen them, they are a bit different, but definitely SOLID!!!)
FanFest #10 is tomorrow night, the Baseball Factory comes to the stadium on Saturday, and the 5A State Tournament is at the yard next week.