September Callups Feature Former Wizards

As evidenced by the recent call-ups of Antonelli and LaBlanc and some other recent player additions, the September callup period is in full swing. Thought I would take a moment to look into those with Fort Wayne Wizards ties:

  • P Dirk Hayhurst (SD) – Has made two starts since being called up. Is 0-1.
  • P Josh Geer (SD) – Made his debut on 8/31/08 – Got the win.
  • 3B Matt Antonelli (SD) – Made his debut on 9/1/08
  • P Wade LeBlanc (SD) – Set to start (MLB Debut) on Wednesday 9/3/08
  • SS Luis Cruz (PIT) – Made his Debut on 9/2/08 (4-1)
  • P Jack Cassel (HOU) -Returns for another round with the big club
  • 2B Josh Barfield (CLE) – Returns after a real up-and-down season. This might be a final shot.
  • P Jared Wells (SEA) – Called up yet again. Is there an All-Star roster they can cheat him out of this time?
  • P David Pauley (BOS) – Called up on 8/24. Had a chance to start, but they called up Michael Bowden instead and put Pauley int he pen. Finally pitched on 9/2. Pitched two innings. Gave up one run on two hits.
  • C Luke Carlin (SD) – Called up for his third stint with the Friars this season.
  • C Chad Moeller (NYY) -Adding depth to their catching corp.
  • Portland Manager Randy Ready – The rest of the team is there, and it’s starting to fill with former Wizards, so I guess you might as well call up the skipper who last got the Wizards into the playoffs.

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