Tech Alumni In The Majors 2008


Brandon Boggs         OF      Texas Rangers
 - Called up from Class AAA Oklahoma 4/29

Marlon Byrd           OF      Texas Rangers                    $1,800,000
 - Placed on 15-day disabled list (left knee inflammation) 4/17. 
 - Assigned to Class AAA Oklahoma for rehab 5/10-13
 - Activated by Texas 5/14.

Kevin Cameron         RHP     San Diego Padres
 - Recalled from Class AAA Portland 4/15
 - Placed on 15-day disabled list 5/8 (first-degree sprained ulnar collateral, right elbow)
 - Began rehab assignment with AZL Padres 7/7
 - Continued rehab with Portland 7/13
 - Activated from Major League disabled list 7/29 and re-assigned to Portland roster
 - Removed from 40-man roster and outrighted to Class AAA Portland 10/8

Nomar Garciaparra     1B      Los Angeles Dodgers              $9,516,697
 - Began season on disabled list (broken bone, right hand)
 - Activated 4/16 following three-game rehab with Class AAA Las Vegas
 - Returned to disabled list (right calf) 4/26
 - Played 6/17 game with Las Vegas
 - Joined Las Vegas for three-game rehab 6/30-7/2
 - Activated by Los Angeles 7/4
 - Placed on disabled list 8/1 retroactive to 7/28 (sprained left MCL)
 - Activated 8/12

Matt Murton          OF       Chicago Cubs
 - Recalled from Class AAA Iowa 4/19
 - Optioned back to Iowa 5/1
 - Recalled by Chicago 6/17
 - Traded to Oakland 7/8
 - Optioned to Class AAA Sacramento 7/27

David Newhan        IF/OF     Houston Astros
 - Recalled from Class AAA Round Rock 4/11
 - Designated for assignment 4/15
 - Recalled from Round Rock 6/24

Micah Owings          RHP     Arizona Diamondbacks               $402,000
 - Sent to Class AAA Tucson 7/29
 - Sent to Cincinnati 9/12 as player to be named later in Adam Dunn trade

Eric Patterson      2B/OF     Chicago Cubs
 - Recalled from Class AAA Iowa 4/16
 - Optioned back to Iowa 4/19
 - Recalled by Chicago 6/12
 - Optioned back to Iowa 6/17
 - Recalled by Chicago 6/21
 - Optioned back to Iowa 7/4
 - Traded to Oakland 7/8 and assigned to Class AAA Sacramento
 - Called up to Oakland 7/27

Jay Payton            OF      Baltimore Orioles                $5,000,000

Jason Perry           OF      Atlanta Braves
 - Called up from Class AAA Richmond 7/4 
 - Sent back to Richmond 7/8                 

Mark Teixeira         1B      Atlanta Braves                  $12,500,000
 - Traded to Anaheim 7/29

Jason Varitek         C       Boston Red Sox                  $10,442,031

Cam Bonifay           Special Assistant to GM                 St. Louis Cardinals

Bobby Dews            Special Advisor to GM                   Atlanta Braves   

John Stewart          Northeast Scouting Supervisor           Atlanta Braves 



Tech Alumni In Korea

Bong Jung-Keun* LHP LG Twins

Tech Alumni In The Minors


Charlie Blackmon      OF      Tri-City Dust Devils         A       Colorado Rockies

Brandon Boggs         OF      Oklahoma RedHawks           AAA      Texas Rangers 
 - Promoted to Texas 4/29

Darren Bragg          Coach   Dayton Dragons               A       Cincinnati Reds

Eddie Burns           RHP                                  A       Cleveland Indians
 - Signed professional contract 8/14

Kevin Cameron         RHP     Portland Beavers            AAA      San Diego Padres
 - Recalled by San Diego 4/15
 - Began rehab assignment with AZL Padres 7/7
 - Continued rehab with Portland 7/13
 - Optioned to Portland 7/29
 - Placed on disabled list 8/13 (a right elbow strain)

Wally Crancer        C/OF     Delmarva Shorebirds          A       Baltimore Orioles

David Duncan          LHP     Tri-City ValleyCats          A       Houston Astros

David Elder           RHP     Laguna Vaqueros             AAA      Mexican League
 - Began season on disabled list (sore elbow)

Michael Fisher        IF      Rome Braves                  A       Atlanta Braves

Tyler Greene          SS      Springfield Cardinals        AA      St. Louis Cardinals
 - Promoted to Class AAA Memphis 7/28

Garrett Groce         OF      Vero Beach Devil Rays        A       Tampa Bay Rays
 - Released following season

Tim Gustafson         RHP                                  A       Atlanta Braves 
 - Began season on disabled list following off-season Tommy John surgery
 - Joined GCL Braves 7/23

Kevin Guyette         RHP     Lancaster JetHawks           A       Boston Red Sox
 - Began season on disabled list; Released in August.

Chris Hicks           RHP     Tri-City ValleyCats          A       Houston Astros
 - Signed professional contract 8/5; made professional debut 8/14

Wes Hodges            3B      Akron Aeros                   AA      Cleveland Indians

Jared Hyatt           RHP     Bakersfield Blaze            A       Texas Rangers
 - Promoted to Class AAA Oklahoma 7/9
 - Reassigned to Class AA Frisco 7/16 

Lee Hyde              LHP     Myrtle Beach Pelicans        A       Atlanta Braves 
 - Started season on disabled list following off-season Tommy John surgery
 - Began rehab assignment with GCL Braves 6/28
 - Re-joined Myrtle Beach 7/20
 - placed on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, retroactive to 7/28
 - sent to Extended Spring Training 7/31

Riccardo Ingram      Coach    Rochester Red Wings         AAA      Minnesota Twins

Steve Kelly           RHP     Somerset Patriots           Ind.     Atlantic League

Jeff Kindel           1B      Tulsa Drillers               AA      Colorado Rockies 

Andrew Kown           RHP     Erie Seawolves               AA      Detroit Tigers
 - Placed on disabled list 7/8
 - Released by Detroit 7/22
 - Signed by Washington and joined Class AA Harrisburg 8/1
 
Tim Ladd              LHP     Danville Braves              A       Atlanta Braves
 - Released in December following Winter Meetings.

Richard Lewis         UTIL    Camden Riversharks          Ind.     Atlantic League
 - Retired 7/13

Andy Mitchell         RHP     Norfolk Tides               AAA      Baltimore Orioles 

Matt Murton           OF      Iowa Cubs                   AAA      Chicago Cubs
 - Recalled from Class AAA Iowa 4/19
 - Optioned back to Iowa 5/1
 - Recalled by Chicago 6/17
 - Traded to Oakland 7/8
 - Optioned to Class AAA Sacramento 7/27               

David Newhan        IF/OF     Round Rock Express          AAA      Houston Astros
 - Recalled to Majors by Houston 4/11
 - Designated for assignment 4/15; rejoined Round Rock 4/18
 - Recalled to Houston 6/25

Mike Nickeas          C       New Orleans Zephyrs         AAA      New York Mets 
 - Reassigned to Class AA Binghamton 6/19
 - Returned to New Orleans 7/20

Eric Patterson      2B/OF     Iowa Cubs                   AAA      Chicago Cubs
 - Recalled by Chicago Cubs 4/16
 - Optioned back to Iowa 4/19
 - Placed on disabled list 4/24 (sore right hamstring); reactivated 5/8
 - Recalled by Chicago Cubs 6/12
 - Optioned back to Iowa 6/17
 - Recalled by Chicago Cubs 6/21
 - Optioned back to Iowa 7/4
 - Traded to Oakland 7/8 and assigned to Class AAA Sacramento

Danny Payne           OF      Fort Wayne Wizards           A       San Diego Padres 
 - Began season on disabled list (hamstring)
 - Activated from DL 4/18
 - Placed on disabled list 4/28, retroactive to 4/26
 - Rehabbed with AZL Padres; Rejoined Fort Wayne 6/27

Jason Perry           OF      Richmond Braves             AAA      Atlanta Braves
 - Released by Detroit prior to start of regular season.
 - Signed with Lancaster Barnstormers (Atlantic League) 4/11.
 - Signed by Atlanta 4/20 and assigned to Class AA Mississippi.
 - Promoted to Class AAA Richmond 5/30
 - Promoted to Atlanta Braves 7/4; Returned to Richmond 7/9

Clifton Remole        OF      Rancho Cucamonga Quakes      A       Anaheim Angels             
 - Promoted to Class AA Arkansas 4/14
 - Returned to Rancho Cucamonga 6/7
 - Released 6/27

Whit Robbins          3B      Fort Myers Miracle           A       Minnesota Twins
 - Placed on 7-day disabled list (back) 6/27; Reactivated 7/13

Brad Rulon            RHP     Staten Island Yankees        A       New York Yankees 

Kyle Schmidt          RHP     Frederick Keys               A       Baltimore Orioles
 - Promoted to Class AA
 - Returned to Class A Frederick

Jeremy Slayden        OF      Reading Phillies             AA      Philadelphia Phillies      Stats

Ryan Turner           LHP     Clinton Lumberkings          A       Texas Rangers 
 - Placed on disabled list 6/11
 - Activated from DL 6/26

Matt Wieters           C      Frederick Keys               A       Baltimore Orioles
 - Promoted to Class AA Bowie 6/27

Kris Wilson           RHP     Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs     AAA      Philadelphia Phillies
 - Released by Philadelphia at conclusion of Spring Training

Blake Wood            RHP     Wilmington Blue Rocks                Kansas City Royals
 - Promoted to Class AA Northwest Arkansas 5/29

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