March 28th, 2008
CF Manny Chávez (26, AA) - minor league contract
SP Sterling Weichard (27, AA) - minor league contract
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.