December 1st, 2008
SP Ricardo Alonso (27, AAA) - $0.69/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
SP Zhu Mar (23, AA) - minor league contract
Alonso spent the majority of the '09 season at Kentucky's big ball club. He went 5-6 with a 5.49 ERA. Overall, Alonso is a limited pitcher who is best suited in a mop-up role or backend starter.
Mar was traded to Crystal Lake early in the '09 season (5/17/09). Possessing average talent all-around, Mar has a chance to become a long reliever or a bottom of the rotation starter.