The Toronto Blue Jays reacquired RHP Liam Hendriks on Thursday for catcher Santiago Nessy. Both played in the Midwest League.
Hendriks pitched for the Beloit Snappers in 2009-10, when he was a Minnesota Twins farmhand. He went 5-6 with a 2.77 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 100.2 IP. He switched teams three times via waivers after the 2013 season, and started the 2014 season with the Blue Jays. Toronto traded him to the Kansas City Royals in late July, and now has him back.
Nessy played with the Lansing Lugnuts in 2013 and 2014. He batted .241 with 5 HR and 23 RBI in 61 games in 2013, and batted .243 with 1 HR and 16 RBI in 44 games in 2014.
In 2013, Nessy was part of a play reminiscent of the infamous 1908 “Merkle’s Boner” play, with Nessy filling the same role as Merkle. You can read about it here.
Affeldt wins Game 7
He didn’t start Game 7 of the World Series for the San Francisco Giants, but he got the win.
LHP Jeremy Affeldt, who went 0-3 with a 9.53 ERA and 8 strikeouts in 17 IP for the 1998 Lugnuts, pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of SP Tim Hudson in Game 7. He was relieved by Madison Bumgarner, who pitched five shutout innings to earn the longest save in World Series history and subsequently be named World Series MVP.
A-Rod’s suspension ends
Now that the playoffs are over, Alex Rodriguez’s one-year suspension has ended.
A-Rod played 65 games with the Appleton Foxes in 1994. He hit .319 with 14 HR, 55 RBI and 16 SB. His Foxes teammates included Raul Ibanez, who reportedly is a candidate to be the next hitting coach of Rodriguez’s team, the New York Yankees.
Ibanez batted .300 with 12 HR and 80 RBI in 143 games with the 1993-94 Appleton Foxes. He split the 2014 season between the Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals, batting .167 with 5 HR and 26 RBI in 90 games.