November 2nd, 2008
SP Minoru Kudo (23, AA) - minor league contract
2B Frederick Craig (26, AAA) - $0.39/arbitration/arbitration
Kudo was traded to Duluth a month later (12/18/08). He was promoted to Duluth in August '09 after having a solid season in AAA. Since joining Duluth's rotation in August, he has gone 3-5 with a 4.64 ERA in the '08 season. He rates as the #46 prospect in baseball (4/06/09). Possessing average talent, Kudo projects to be a back-end starter in the big leagues.
Craig had a solid '09 season at Canton's AAA affiliate. A slightly below average ballplayer, Craig projects at best to be a big league bench player.