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Say Goodbye To: Demel, Herrera, Infante

RP – Sam Demel
Acquired: June 29th, 2010 ($2 FAAB)
Released: July 27th, 2010
A closer for the A’s AAA squad in Sacramento, Demel was acquired by the Diamondbacks in a trade for Conor Jackson in June. Viewed as a possible solution for the ailing Arizona bullpen, Demel did not win the favor of then-manager A.J. Hinch, and was relegated to 7th-inning duties – but at least he didn’t completely implode like his bullpen cohorts Chad Qualls and Juan Gutierrez

Active – Week 13 3 0 9.00 2.333 3 0
Reserve – Weeks 14-16 9 0 5.00 1.222 9 0


2B – Jonathan Herrera
Acquired: June 22nd, 2010 ($6 FAAB)
Released: July 27th, 2010
Acquired due to the injury to SS Troy Tulowitzki, Herrera was a pleasant suprise with decent batting average. Better though, at least for AaRr, was that he was plugged into the lineup almost daily, so Herrera helped bring some consitency to the Roadrunners while our star shortstop was out with injury. However, Tulo returned, and Herrera went to being a late-inning bat off the bench and defensive replacement.

AaRr Stats – 2010 AB AVG R HR RBI SB
Active Weeks 13-15 60 .333 9 1 10 1
Reserved Weeks 12,16 59 .271 8 0 3 0


MI – Omar Infante
Acquired: 2010 WBRL Auction ($1)
Released: July 27th, 2010
Originally acquired in the end-game of the auction, after having been shut out of other MI players such as Brendan Ryan, Ian Desmond, etc. With no starting job, Infante is a good MI backup, which on a team like the Atlanta Braves, is necessary given the fragility of 3B Chipper Jones and 1B Troy Glaus (which would then see 2B Martin Prado move to cover, and Infante come in at 2B). Infante to this point in the season has not really found consistency in hitting or playing time, even though he was voted to the 2010 All-Star team. Clearly, I had him activated during his “slumps”.

AaRr Stats – 2010 AB AVG R HR RBI SB
Active Weeks 0,1,5-7,12,15-16 87 .264 12 1 9 1
Reserved Weeks 2-4,8-11,13-14 114 .377 16 1 17 2