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    Cruz, Menechino released from AAA, etc.

    From Marc's blog:

    ST. LOUIS -- Lots of moves today on the Louisville side:


    Jacob Cruz and Frank Menechino have been released

    William Bergolla (high groin strain) and Ray Olmedo (strained right elbow) have been activated from Louisville's DL

    Terrence Long has been transferred from Billings to Louisville

    Left-hander Mike Venafro has signed and will report to Louisville

    Right-hander Tom Shearn and catcher John Castellano have been assigned to Billings

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    Re: Cruz, Menechino released from AAA, etc.

    Well AAA just got a little bit younger !
    2006 Redszone Prospect Draft - Johnny Cueto
    2007 Redszone Prospect Draft - Pedro Viola, Alexis Oliveras
    2007 Redszone Mock Draft - 1st (27) Michael Burgess, Supp. (60) Wes Roemer, 2nd (92) Barry Enright, 3rd (122) Jonathan Bachanov
    2009 Redszone Mock Draft - 1st (9) Shelby Miller, 2nd (58) Marc Krauss, 3rd (89) Daniel Fields

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    Re: Cruz, Menechino released from AAA, etc.

    Does anyone know anything about Left-hander Mike Venafro? What organization did he come from?

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    Re: Cruz, Menechino released from AAA, etc.

    http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASAp...4/c1400106.jsp
    Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCracken
    04/14/2006 4:58 PM ET
    Cincinnati Reds Media Relations

    CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds today purchased the contract of OF Quinton McCracken and designated for assignment IF Andy Abad.
    McCracken is expected to be in uniform number 30 for tonight's game in St. Louis.

    McCracken, 35, on Valentine's Day was signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training camp. He began the minor league season at Class A Sarasota, where he went 8-for-16 (.500) with 3 runs scored and a triple.

    In spring training for the Reds McCracken hit safely in 13 of his 17 appearances (16-45, .356, 4rbi). His complete bio is on the following pages of this release.

    Abad, 33, this season made all 5 appearances for the Reds as a pinch hitter (0-3, 2bb). He was the only non-roster invitee to make the Opening Day roster. In spring training he hit .319 and led the club with 28 appearances.

    This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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    Re: Cruz, Menechino released from AAA, etc.

    Venafro's a journeyman lefthanded reliever. Just Triple-A filler, I imagine.

    http://www.thebaseballcube.com/playe...-venafro.shtml
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    Re: Cruz, Menechino released from AAA, etc.

    Surprising they released Jacob Cruz. I sure hope he's able to latch on with someone else.....he's one of the good ones it's easy to pull for.
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    Re: Cruz, Menechino released from AAA, etc.

    I liked Cruz, prefer him to some of the other stuff we still have.
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    Re: Cruz, Menechino released from AAA, etc.

    I thought Menechino had a good spring... didn't he? What happened?

    I feel bad for Jake, because I like him a lot.
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    Re: Cruz, Menechino released from AAA, etc.

    Cruz? Wow very unexpected! Hes gonna get picked up soon cant leave a catch like that laying around
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    Re: Cruz, Menechino released from AAA, etc.

    What were these guys doing in Billings? Must be kinda lonely up there since the season doesn't start for two months!

    Yeah, I know, I know, they were with the team already, but it's always funny when I see these early transactions take place, and all the traffic going in and out of that Montana metropolis.

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    Re: Cruz, Menechino released from AAA, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gallen5862
    Does anyone know anything about Left-hander Mike Venafro? What organization did he come from?
    I swear he was in Moneyball. Anyone remember? Wasn't he the guy they traded or released when they got Rincon? Or am I just confusing him from something else?


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