June 14th, 2007
West Virginia receives:
SP Chris Simmons (26, AA) - minor league contract
LF Zi-xing Chen (23, AAA) - minor league contract
SP Dan Hankins (31, AAA) - minor league contract
Hankins finished the '07 season going 8-6 with a 3.06 ERA for Kentucky. His pitching has been somewhat subpar in subsequent seasons with Kentucky.
Simmons was released by West Virginia (5/08/08). He shortly signed a minor league deal with Reno (5/25/08).
Chen has played decently in a part time starting role with West Virginia.