Around the Majors: More players reportby Lee Sinins
February 22, 2005
1) Position players report today for the Braves, Cardinals, Devil Rays, Giants, Indians and Pirates.
2) The Indians placed P Jason Stanford on the 60 day DL and added OF Juan Gonzalez to the 40 man roster.
After -6 RCAA/.776 OPS and 7 RCAA/.901 OPS seasons, Gonzalez hit .441 SLG, .326 OBA, .767 OPS, -1 RCAA in 33 games with the Royals. He hasn't played in more than 82 games in a season since 2001. Gonzalez has a .904 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and 277 RCAA in 1688 games.
Stanford, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, has a 3.10 ERA/8 RSAA in 15 career games, including a 0.82 ERA/5 RSAA in 2 starts in 2004.
3) The Nationals signed Carlos Baerga to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.
After -4 RCAA/.695 OPS and 6 RCAA/.859 OPS seasons, Baerga had a .329 SLG, .309 OBA, .638 OPS, -7 RCAA in 79 games (94 PA) with the Diamondbacks. He has a .757 career OPS, compared to his league average of .754, and -6 RCAA in 1537 games.
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