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30 FORMER CHIEFS LISTED AS NON-ROSTER INVITEES

Spring Training is just a week away for pitchers & catchers and with the weather outside less than appealing to the baseball fan we thought we would give you an up-date on former Chiefs listed on major league rosters as non-roster invitees.

A non-roster invitee is not listed on the 40 man roster and usually is assigned numbers in the 60′s or 70′s.  He’s usually the first player cut or he is a veteran who waited too long to sign his contract and is desperate for a job.

Anyway, here’s the up-to-the minute list, less of course the parent Washington Nationals:

Boston-Jason Bergmann, Hector Luna
Baltimore-Mark Hendrickson
Detroit-John Bale
Chicago (AL)-Lastings Milledge
Florida-DeWayne Wise
Chicago (NL)-Reed Johnson
Houston-Gustavo Chacin
Los Angeles (AL)-Kevin Melillo
Milwaukee-Zack Segovia
Minnesota-Chase Lambin, Chuck James
Philadelphia-Erik Kratz, Peter Orr
New York (NL)-Mike O’Connor, Russ Adams, Willie Harris
New York (AL)-Gustavo Molina
Tampa Bay-Felipe Lopez, Ray Olmedo
Texas-David Bush, Kevin Cash, Zach Jackson
San Diego-Guillermo Quiroz, Gregg Zaun
Oakland-Vinnie Chulk
Toronto-WilLedezma, Corey Patterson
San Francisco-Brad Eldred

Enjoy Ft. Myers, Florida, Jason Bergmann.

 

CINTRON JOINS CHIEFS INFIELD

The Nationals today continued to shape their Opening Day roster by returning 30 year old infielder ALEX CINTRON to the Syracuse Chiefs roster.

The native of Puerto Rico has played in over 600 games in the major leagues with Arizona (2001-2005), Chicago White Sox (2006-2007) and last season with the Baltimore Orioles.

A career .297 major league hitter, the switch hitter had his best season in 2003 with the Diamondbacks when he batted .317 with 13 HR and 51 RBI.

Cintron will play all four infield positions for the Chiefs this season and join 2B Pete Orr, 3B Joel Guzman, SS-Jose Castillo, UT-Freddie Bynum and 1B Brad Eldred to form a potent attack.

 

CHIEFS DEFEAT ROUND ROCK

The Syracuse Chiefs behind excellent pitching and a two-run home run defeated Round Rock (Houston) on Thursday 3-0,

 

Jordan Zimmerman went 5 innings, allowing only 1 hit and recorded 8 strikouts.  Former Toledo Mud Hen Preston Larrison also tossed two shutout innings in relief.

Outfielder Ryan Langerhans hit a solo home run in the 4th inning and Jorge Padilla drove in two runs with a single in the sixth.

Chiefs Lineup:

Ryan Langerhans RF

Pete Orr 2B

Brad Eldred 1B

Justin Maxwell CF

Joel Guzman 3B

Jorge Padilla DH

Leonard Davis LF

Freddie Bynum SS

Mike Vento PH

Javier Herrera C

The Chiefs are home vs the Gwinnett Braves today in Vierra, FL.

 

ROUND ROCK NIPS CHIEFS 4-3

The Round Rock Express (Houston Astros) defeated the Syracuse Chiefs on Monday 4-3 in Kissimmee, FL.

The Chiefs lineup consisted of:

Roger Bernadina CF

Mike Vento 2B

Justin Maxwell RF

Brad Eldred DH

Leonard Davis LF

Joel Guzman 3B

Mark Whitney 1B

Jemel Spearman SS

Javier Herrera C

Luke Montz C

Brad Eldred went 2 for 3 with two doubles. Joel Guzman was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Mike Vento had an RBI single. Mark Whitney and Jemel Spearman had the other two hits.

On the Mound Tyler Clippard started and pitched 3 shutout innings allowing only 1 hit. Righthander Bobby Brownlie pitched the ninth giving up the winning run.

The Chiefs take on the Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit Tigers) in Lakeland, FL on Wednesday.

CHIEFS PLAY 1ST SPRING GAME TODAY

The Syracuse Chiefs began their 2009 Spring Training schedule vs the Gwinnett Braves this afternoon at Walt Disney World Complex.

Starting Lineup:

Jorge Padilla LF

Pete Orr 2B

Justin Maxwell CF

Brad Eldred 1B

Leonard Davis RF

Ryan Langerhans DH

Luke Montz C

Joel Guzman 3B

Freddie Bynum SS

Kip Wells P

The Braves had Lefty Jo Jo Reyes start against the Chiefs lineup.

WEEKEND UPDATE

Minor League camp is underway and it’s time to turn our attention to more significant matters – like reporting baseball.   We have made our point and we are not going to waste your time by beating a dead horse on this space.   Again only here on “Inside the Chiefs” will you receive first hand knowledge of what’s going on in spring training with the major league club, Toronto and the Syracuse Chiefs.

Non-roster catcher Erik Kratz was the first player to be sent to minor league camp as the Jays minor league affiliates reported this weekend.

Jays righty Josh Towers pitched two innings today vs the Pirates and allowed only 1 hit, a solo home run to Pirates first baseman Brad Eldred in two innings of work.  Towers also struck out two batters and looked good in his first outing.  Also pitching today in a B-game were righthanders Dustin McGowan and Casey Janssen.  In the lineup today are: Royce Clayton -ss, Greg Zaun -c, Lyle Overbay – 1B, Vernon Wells -cf, Troy Glaus – 3b, Matt Stairs – rf, Aaron Hill – 2b, Adam Lind – lf, Jason Phillips -c.

Over the weekend John Thomson also pitched well – two shutout innings and Shaun Marcum  pitched 2 innings, 1 run, 3 strikeouts. Francisco Rosario, who was slowed by back pain earlier this spring, pitched one shutout inning.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has said that Russ Adams would begin the season in Syracuse and play second base.  The Blue Jays hope that Adams can return to his 2004-2005 form when he played for the Chiefs and Blue Jays and batted over .280 playing shortstop.

Former Chiefs pitchers Dave Stieb and Pat Hentgen are in camp helping with the younger pitchers and throwing batting practice.

In yesterday’s win Curtis Thigpen (2), John-Ford Griffin and John Hattig combined for 4-RBI in their 7-4 win over the Rays.  On Saturday, Rob Cosby went 1 for 3 with Curtis Thigpen providing another RBI and, on Friday, Kevin Barker had a two-run home run and Ryan Roberts went 2 for 2.

Don’t forget that “Inside Pitch” will broadcast live from Dunedin, Florida beginning on March 19th when the voice of the Chiefs Bob McElligott and Chiefs General Manager John Simone provide player interviews beginning at 7PM all week long.

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