Report are always making the rounds on the media, and one of them is reporting that the Washington Nationals claimed Mike Ford, a former New York Yankees first baseman, off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays scheduled the former Yankee for assignment on Saturday, which means that the player is off of their 40-man roster. He has never appeared in the majors for the Rays, who acquired the player in a trade with the Yankees for $100,000 and outfield prospect Aldenis Sanchez back in June, with best casinos online usa
offering odds for the trade at the time.
Sanchez has been somewhat impressed with the Low-A Tampa Tarpons, as he has been able to slash home .413/.500/.588, while recording 33 hits, eight doubles, 15 RBI, 13 steals, and two home runs in only 23 games.
The Bronx Bombers had previously designated the New Jersey native-Ford for assignment in a bid to activate reliever Zack Britton from the injured list, and that was before that trade happened.
Ford registered .133 with three homers, five RBI and a .561 OPS in 22 games for the Yankees this campaign. With a .199 career batting average in over three seasons, Ford was scoring .243 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI in 40 games at Triple-A Durham for the Tampa Bay Rays.
A day before their first baseman Ji-Man Choi succumbed to a hamstring injury, the Tampa Bay Rays parted ways with Ford. With Marc Topkin, of the Tampa Bay Times, reporting that the Rays will be replacing Choi on the injured list Tuesday.
Ford, on the other hand, went from being in a team that places first on the American League East to a fourth-placed team in the National League East, and online slots real money
will still cover the player with some odds.
MLB Trade Rumours reported that the 29-year-old first baseman has "been optioned to Triple-A Rochester for the time being, but (he) has another five years of club control remaining so they could take a look at him as a longer-term option at first base."
While Washington Post wrote that: "Ford should have one last option next season, allowing the Nationals to swing him between the majors and minors. ... If they part ways with Josh Bell, who should make north of $8 million his third year of arbitration eligibility, they could pair Ford with a right-handed hitter. In that scenario, if Ryan Zimmerman returns for another year, the tandem makes a lot of sense. Then Ford could either sink, swim or thrive in a fairly low-stakes role."
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