December 11th, 2007
West Virginia receives:
CF Gian-Carlo Avellino (32, AAA) - minor league contract
1B Matthew Allison (25, AAA) - minor league contract
Avellino spent most of '08 down at West Virginia's AAA affiliate. He appeared in 37 games with the big ball club where he played horribly including a .167 batting average. He was released right after the season (10/2/08). He retired after the '08 season.
Allison spent the whole '08 season at Duluth's SS-A affiliate. As of '09, he plays for Duluth's AA affiliate. He projects to be nothing more than a minor career leaguer.