June 28th, 2009
CF Wilbur O'Billry (27, AAA) - $0.39/$0.39/$0.39/$0.39/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
West Virginia receives:
MR Tanyu Chikafuji (34, ML) - $3.0
O'Billry was subpar in '09 while playing for Florida's AA affiliate after the trade. Possessing a rocket outfield arm and tremendous basestealing skills, O'Billry lacks other fundamental tools that prevents him from being a big leaguer. He is a career minor leaguer.
Chikafuji pitched solidly for West Virginia in '09. In 38 relief appearances with West Virginia, he went 2-3 with a 3.25 ERA. In his mid-30's, Chikafuji remains a solid bullpen reliever. He serves well as a secondary complementary addition to a bullpen.