The Oakland Athletics traded LHP Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros today in exchange for a pair of prospects, RHP Daniel Mengden and catcher Jacob Nottingham. Both prospects started the 2015 season with the Quad Cities River Bandits.
Mengden went 4-1 with a 1.16 ERA, 36 strikeouts and eight walks in 38.2 IP for Quad Cities. He went 2-1 with a 5.26 ERA, 48 strikeouts and 18 walks in 49.2 innings after being promoted to the High-A Lancaster JetHawks.
Nottingham batted .326 with 10 HR and 46 RBI in 59 games with the River Bandits, and went 2-for-2 in the Midwest League All-Star Game. He batted .324 with 4 HR and 14 RBI in 17 games with High-A Lancaster.
Street records 300th save
Los Angeles Angels closer Huston Street notched his 300th MLB save Wednesday, becoming the second-youngest pitcher to reach the milestone. (Current Milwaukee Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez was the youngest.)
Street made nine relief appearances for the 2004 Kane County Cougars, finishing seven games and earning four saves. He had a 1.69 ERA, struck out 14, and walked five in 10.2 innings.
Godley set to make MLB debut
RHP Zack Godley is scheduled to make his major-league debut for the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight, getting to start against the Brewers.
Godley made 11 relief appearances for the 2014 Cougars, finishing nine games and earning seven saves while posting a 1.80 ERA with 25 strikeouts and seven walks in 15 innings. The Diamondbacks converted him to a starter this season.
He will be the second member of the 2014 Cougars to make his MLB debut this year. Catcher Kyle Schwarber (.361 BA, 4 HR, 15 RBI in 23 MWL games) made his MLB debut on June 16 and is batting .409 with 3 HR and 11 RBI in 13 games with the Chicago Cubs.
The Diamondbacks acquired Godley last December in the trade that sent catcher Miguel Montero to the Cubs. Montero is also a former Midwest Leaguer, having batted .263 with 11 HR and 59 RBI in 115 games with the 2004 South Bend Silver Hawks.