Re: Six-Year Minor-League Free Agent Rundown (Long)
-Arizona signed 11th-round 2004 pick Darryl Lawhorn, brother of 2004 Reds' 9th-round pick Trevor.
-Balitmore signed Reds' minor-league stalwart Bobby Darula, now apparently going by "Rob".
-Detroit has made it five organizations for ex-Red Gookie Dawkins.
-LA has picked up ex-Red farmhand and right-handed reliever Jorge Cordova, who was part of the deal that sent David Espinosa to the Tigers for Brian "Scuffy" Moehler back in '02.
-Philadelphia sold the contract of the newly-signed Aaron Myette, stalwart 2004 Louisville Bats and Canadian Olympic team closer, to the Sendai Golden Eagles of the Japanese Pacific League.
-Toronto picked up the Reds' #1 draft pick (fifth overall) from 1992, outfielder Chad Mottola. Mottola, now 33, is a veteran of eight organizations and thirteen minor-league seasons. He's appeared in parts of four seasons in the bigs (49 games total). Chad is nearing two hundred minor-league homers.
And finally, just to show how the jokes write themselves, the Washington Nationals have signed left-hander Ed Yarnall.