June 12, 2008

New Orleans Trendsetters and Tempe Knights

May 24th, 2008

New Orleans receives:
1B John Greene (25, ML) - $0.38/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration

Tempe receives:
MR José Ortíz (24, AAA) -$0.38/$0.38/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration

Greene played 23 games with New Orleans before being traded to Canton (7/06/08). As of '09, Greene has shown flashes of being a solid offensive player but has yet to put it altogether consistently.

Ortiz pitched well with Tempe in '08. In 24 relief appearances, Ortiz was 1-0 with a 3.98 ERA and 1.29 WHIP. Ortiz has spent the '09 season both at Tempe and its AAA affiliate where he has pitched subpar. He projects to be a fringe big league reliever and at best is suited for a long relief or mopup role.

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