May 1, 2008

San Antonio Calzones of Laredo and Omaha Cyclones

December 11th, 2007

San Antonio receives:
SS Miguel Angel Hernández (29, ML) - $4.4/$4.4
CF Edmond Cliche (24, AAA) - $1.2/arbitration
Omaha's 6th round 2008 draft pick (CF Jason Davis - 13th pick)

Omaha receives:
MR Bob Boyd (32, ML) - $3.2/$3.2
1B Martin Higgins (23, AAA) - $0.38/$0.38/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
SS Ángel Zúñiga (24, AAA) - $0.38

Since Then:
Hernández batted .276 with 2 homeruns and 26 RBIs in 82 games with San Antonio before being traded to Connecticut in a midseason deal (7/14/08). Marred by injuries in his career, Hernández is a good versatile infielder with above average offensive skills.
Cliche batted .302 with 6 homers and 27 RBIs in 61 games. He was traded to Canton midway through the season (7/14/08). Overall, Cliche is an average ballplayer worthy of being a 4th outfielder.
Davis had a dismal '08 minor league season at San Antonio's SS-A affiliate. He has been let go after suffering torn ligaments in his ankle (5/17/09). A limited player prior to injury, it appears Davis may have played his final game.

Boyd went 1-3 with a 3.82 ERA in 62 relief appearances with Omaha in '08. Boyd was released by Omaha midway in the '09 season due poor pitching performances.
Higgins hit .239 with a homer and 14 RBIs in 35 games while serving as a backup catcher primarily. He has had a terrible '09 season in a limited backup role. Overall, Higgins has yet to show much at the big league level and quite possibly may never will.
Zúñiga had an average '08 season with Omaha. In 108 games, the shortstop batted .254 with 32 RBIs. He has served decently as a utility infielder in '09 and overall rates as a below average utility infielder offensively and defensively.

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