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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
Chicago (AL)-Lastings Milledge
Chicago (NL)-Reed Johnson
Los Angeles (AL)-Kevin Melillo
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
Toronto-WilLedezma, Corey Patterson
San Francisco-Brad Eldred
Enjoy Ft. Myers, Florida, Jason Bergmann.
The Washington Nationals looking to create depth in their bullpen signed veteran righthanded pitchers KIP WELLS and JULIAN TAVAREZ this week to minor league contracts.† Both could wind up in Syracuse with the Chiefs before earning a promotion to Washington.
WELLS, 31, was injured much of the 2008 season and pitched in only 15 games for the Colorado Rockies and 10 games for the Kansas City Royals.
He was a member of the 2007 St. Louis Cardinals and made 34 starts and was 7-17 with a 5.90 ERA.
TAVAREZ, 35, began last season with the Milwaukee Brewers before finishing the season with the Atlanta Braves.† The versitile righthander made 43 relief appearances last season and recorded a 4.71 ERA.
Wells and Tavarez join veterans Josh Towers, Gary Glover, Gustavio Chacin, Wil Ledezma, Jorge Sosa†and†Jesus Colome as non roster players in the Nationals camp.