A pair of former Midwest League players were traded in separate transactions Wednesday.
The Oakland Athletics traded RHP Brendan McCurry to the Houston Astros for infielder Jed Lowrie. McCurry made 15 relief appearances for the 2014 Beloit Snappers, going 2-0 with a 0.34 ERA, two saves, 34 strikeouts and three walks in 26.1 innings.
The Tampa Bay Rays traded RHP Kirby Yates to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations. Yates spent most of the 2010 season in the Midwest League, where he went 3-6 with a 3.30 ERA, five saves, 97 strikeouts and 41 walks in 90 IP for the Bowling Green Hot Rods.
Radinsky joins Angels staff
Former major-league pitcher Scott Radinsky was added to Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia’s coaching staff. He will serve as bullpen coach.
Radinsky made 53 relief appearances for the 1989 South Bend White Sox, going 7-5 with a 1.75 ERA, 31 saves, 83 strikeouts and 19 walks in 61.2 innings. He made six more appearances for South Bend in 1995, at which point the team was known as the Silver Hawks. He struck out 11 and walked none while collecting two saves in 9.2 IP during his second MWL stint.
Scioscia also played in the Midwest League. He batted .253 with 7 HR and 44 RBI in 121 games with the 1977 Clinton Dodgers.