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Hope you all caught me at 4:45 “On The Block” with Brent Axe on our new flagship, The Score 1260. I shared some of these thoughts from the Nats’ 14-9 win today with Brent….
The Washington Nationals added first baseman Mike Aubrey outfielder Johathan Van Every and six other players to their AAA-Syracuse roster.
Aubrey, 28, was originally drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Indians in 2003 and was later traded to the Orioles organization in 2008. Last season in Norfolk he had 25 doubles, 22 home runs and 68 RBI in 102 games for the Tides.
Van Every, 31, another Indians draft selection in 2001 moved to the Red Sox organization in 2008. He had back to back 20 home run season in 2004 & 2005 at A-Kinston and AA-Akron before splitting the next two seasons 2006 & 2007 between AAA-Buffalo and AA-Akron.
He spent 2008 with Pawtucket and batted .263 with 26 HR and 70 RBI. He would play for Boston in each of the next three years 2008-2010 as well. Last season with Indianapolis he batted .214 with 10 HR and 29 RBI in 60 games. Van Every is an outstanding centerfielder.
The Nats also re-signed infielder Brian Bixler who joined the Chiefs in August last season and righthanded pitchers Joe Bisenius and Ryan Mattheus.
Bisenius, 28 joined the Chiefs in July and was effective out of the bullpen. He would later get called up to Washington in September.
Mattheus, 27, came over to the Nationals in the Nick Johnson deal in 2009 and was out much of the 2010 season with an arm injury. He pitched late in the season for the Nationals Gulf Coast League affiliate.
In addition, the Nationals officially announced the signing of outfielder Jeff Frazier and righthanded pitcher Tim Wood.
MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that former Chiefs utility man Pete Orr has signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and will be invited to spring training in February with a chance to make the major league roster.
Orr spent the past two seasons with the Chiefs and appeared in 257 games playing numerous positions on the field. Last season he set career marks with 32 doubles, led the International League with 8 triples and had a career high 12 home runs.
With Brian Bixler and Michael Martinez expected to return to Syracuse in 2011, Orr will get another chance to prove he belongs in the major leagues – this time with the Phillies.
Good Luck Pete, we loved having you in Syracuse the past two years.