One Step Away
Two former Timber Rattlers from the 2010 season got called up from AAA to the big leagues to appear in games on Monday . Those players were Jake Odorizzi (From Durham to Tampa Bay) and Caleb Thielbar (From Rochester to Minnesota).
Instead of the usual updates on how former Timber Rattlers players are doing in the Major League, I thought that a nice off day project would be to take a look at players in the Pacific Coast League or the International League…or, those, who like Odorizzi and Thielbar are one step away from the big leagues. Here are the current 33 Alumni in Triple-A. Click on their names for their video highlight page…where there is one available.
This should not come as a surprise, but the Nashville Sounds and the Tacoma Rainiers have the most former Timber Rattlers on their roster.
Joe Dunigan is currently on the Tacoma Disabled List. Mike Curto let’s you know how that happened back on April 18:
In the ninth inning, we had a scary moment. With two one and nobody out, Joe Dunigan squared around to bunt. The pitch from Dan Runzler was up and in, and it hit Dunigan flush on the jaw. Dunigan immediately left the game. Today, Brown said that Dunigan is in the hospital with a broken mandible. Brown visited him in the hospital and he reported that Joe was in good spirits, is supposed to have surgery today, and should be discharged tonight.
Dunigan is on twitter. He had his jaw wired shut after that pitch hit him. According to his timeline, the doctors cut the wires last week. He is on the road back.
That would be thirteen Timber Rattlers alumni between Nashville and Tacoma…
Back to the main them of the post….
There are 15 other Rattlers Alumni who are currently at AAA.
Teams with more than one Rattler Alumni:
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (2):
Tucson Padres (2):
Teams with one Rattlers Alum:
Pawtucket Red Sox:
Rochester Red Wings:
Round Rock Express:
Sacramento River Cats: