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Kouzmanoff traded, called up to Rockies

Monday, August 29th, 2011

The Oakland Athletics shipped third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, August 23rd. The Rockies have subsequently called him up to join the club on Wednesday.

Kouzmanoff, a UALR alum, began the 2011 season with Oakland, but proceeded to struggle at the plate. In 46 games, the 29-year old hit a mere .221 while hitting only 4 homeruns. Consequently, the Athletics opted to send to AAA Sacramento on Monday, June 6th. In 61 minor league games, Kouzmanoff hit .301 with 13 homeruns.

Texas Rangers remove Craig Gentry from DL

Monday, August 29th, 2011

The Texas Rangers removed outfielder Craig Gentry from the 7-day DL on Thursday, August 11th.

The Fort Smith, AR native was ailing from the symptoms of a concussion he suffered on Sunday, July 24th when he slid in second base, colliding with the Toronto Blue Jays’ Aaron Hill.

Cincinnati recalls pitcher Travis Wood

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Following a demotion to AAA Louisville on June 22nd, Bryant, AR native Travis Wood spent a month and a half in the minor leagues. However, he has now been recalled back to the Cincinnati Reds, effective Tuesday, August 9th.

Wood began the 2011 season in the Cincinnati rotation, but fell victim to a 5-5 record and a 5.11 ERA. He has improved slightly with Louisville, going 2-2 with a 4.17.

Sutton again makes trip back to minors

Monday, August 29th, 2011

The Boston Red Sox again moved infielder Drew Sutton back to AAA Pawtucket on August 2nd. The demotion comes only 7 days after Sutton was recalled to the Red Sox on July 26th.

Originally a native of El Dorado, AR, Sutton his hitting .315 in 31 big league games this season.

Dustin Moseley placed on DL, out for season

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Dustin Moseley’s 2011 season ended on July 31st when the San Diego Padres placed him on the DL. The move ultimately led to shoulder surgery on Wednesday, August 3rd.

Moseley, a 29-year old native of Texarkana, AR, has dealt with shoulder problems most of the season. Nonetheless, he has pitched well in 2011, going 3-10 in 20 games started with a low 3.30 ERA.

Gentry heads to DL with concussion

Monday, August 29th, 2011

The Texas Rangers placed outfielder Craig Gentry on the 7-day DL on Monday, July 25th. A native of Fort Smith, AR, Gentry is ailing from the symptoms of a concussion he suffered on Sunday the 24th when he slid in second base, colliding with the Toronto Blue Jays’ Aaron Hill.

Sutton recalled back to BoSox

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Drew Sutton returned to the major leagues on Tuesday, July 26th after a short stay in AAA Pawtucket. The Boston Red Sox previously demoted Sutton on July 18th.

In 26 games this season with Boston, Sutton is hitting .298.

Sutton demoted to AAA Pawtucket

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The Boston Red Sox sent infielder Drew Sutton to AAA Pawtucket on Monday, July 18th. Born in El Dorado, AR, Sutton was hitting .298 with the Red Sox in 2011.

Sutton, 28, is playing in his 4th MLB organization, following the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians.

UA alumni Forsythe up from minors again

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

After what has already been a roller coaster of a season so far for Logan Forsythe, the former Arkansas Razorback took another climb on Saturday, July 16th when he was called up to the San Diego Padres for the third time this season.

Forsythe was originally called to the bigs on May 4th, but was sent back to AAA on May 17th. However, he was recalled on the 27th, only to be demoted again on June 19th. In AAA, Forysthe is hitting .326 with 8 homeruns and 34 RBIs.

Burrell goes to DL with bone spur injury

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The San Francisco Giants placed outfielder Pat Burrell on the 15-day DL Friday, July 15th due to a bone spur in his right foot.

Born in El Dorado, AR, Burrell is the all time homerun champion among players born in Arkansas with 292 career dingers. So far in 2011, the 34-year old is hitting a poor .233 with 7 homeruns and 21 RBIs.