November 8th, 2007
SS Glen Hester (23, ML) - $0.38/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
Crystal Lake receives:
1B Manny López (26, ML) - $0.38/$7.4/$6.3/$5.3
MR León Rivera (20, AAA) - minor league contract
Hester batted .241 with 8 homers and 40 RBIs in 150 games with Manchester in '08. Still with Manchester, he suffered a fractured skull in '09 (6/23/09). He is viewed as an average hitter with excellent versatile infield defense.
López swatted 40 homeruns and drove in 124 RBIs while hitting .233 in 153 games for Crystal Lake in '08. An All-Star in '09, he has posted consistent power numbers for Crystal Lake.
Rivera 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA in 21.2 innings pitched for Crystal Lake in '08. He spent the majority of the season with Crystal Lake's AA affiliate where he posted a 10-4 record with a 2.85 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. He was traded to Aurora in the offseason (11/22/08) where he has pitched decently at Aurora's AAA affiliate in '09.