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Some Minor-League Transactions


Transferred RHP Steve Karasy to Buffalo (AAA) from Extended Spring

Reinstated LHP Felix Heredia from the Suspended List (AAA)

I have more hope for Karsay than for Heredia; at least Steve has been pretty good when healthy. Heredia bombed in New York in 2004, and pitched just 2.2 IP for the Mets in 2005 before missing the rest of the season with an anuerysm in his shoulder. He reported to camp with the Diamondbacks, but they released him in late March. Heredia is 31, young by LOOGY standards.

Also in the Bison bullpen is Hyang-Nam Choi, a free agent from Korea. He's struck out 12 in 9.2 innings of work.


Placed LHP Chris Cooper on the Disabled List (AA)

Transferred LHP Victor Kleine to Akron (AA) from Extended Spring

Cooper has quietly been piling up relief innings in the organization for some time, but he hasn't really given a chance in Buffalo. The Beacon-Journal says that Cooper is suffering from left shoulder tendinitis, which could be minor or major.

Kleine is a remnant from the 2000 draft. He's been shuttling between Akron and Buffalo for the past three seasons.



Lake County:

Reinstated C Josh Noviskey from the Disabled List (A-)

Placed 1B PJ Hiser on the Disabled List (A-)

Placed LHP Ryan Edell on the Disabled List (A-)

Transferred RHP Frank Hermann to Lake County (A-) from Extended Spring

Hiser put up obscene power numbers in short-season play last year, but he's pretty old to be just getting his first taste of full-season ball.

Hermann is a Harvard man, and has been posting weekly diaries chronicling his experiences in the organization.