Tuesday, February 19, 2008

M's Sign Bubba Crosby; Lopez Stuck

The Seattle Mariners signed 31-year-old outfielder Bubba Crosby to a minor leaue contract today. He will not receive an invitation to Spring Training.

The Mariners will be left-handed hitting Bubba Crosby's fourth organization. He's been with the Dodgers for six years (12 MLB at bats), the Yankees for four (238 MLB at bats), and he spent 2007 in the Cincinatti Reds' organization in AAA. He has a career major league vital line of .216/.253/.300 and a minor league line of .277/.346/.417.

I can't imagine what the plan for Crosby is. He will not be given a chance to make the major league team, so I imagine he is just filling space.

In other news, Jose Lopez is stuck in Venezuela after failing to obtain a working visa on time. Is it just me, or has he had the same problem in past seasons?


jp17 said...

I think he has had problems in the past with that, but McLaren said this time was not Lopez' fault.

Not sure if he was at fault any other time.

The process isn't always easy.

BubbaFan said...

Bubba Crosby didn't really spend last season with Triple-A Louisville. Technically he did, but he played only two weeks with the Bats before going on the DL. He eventually had to have surgery on his left shoulder. If he'd been healthy, he'd have probably been called up.

Rob T. said...

You have a Bubba Crosby blog. That's hilarious.

Anonymous said...

He probably just got stoned and forgot.