May 21, 2008

Kentucky Thoroughbreds and New Orleans Trendsetters

March 28th, 2008

Kentucky receives:
CF Manny Chávez (26, AA) - minor league contract

NO receives:
SP Sterling Weichard (27, AA) - minor league contract

Since Then:
Chávez had a subpar '08 season with Kentucky's AA affiliate. He batted .238 with 7 homers and 37 RBIs in 86 games. He remains with Kentucy in '09 but projects to be a career minor leaguer.

Weichard was selected to the 2008 Great Northern League All-Star Game. In '08, he compiled a 14-9 record with a 3.05 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 28 games started with New Orleans' AA affiliate. He has followed that up with an excellent '09 season but appears destined to be a career minor leaguer.

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