The Marlins began their first purge of bench players / guys-with-potential-who-couldn’t-cut-it / oops with a series of transactions:
- Outrighted C Paul Hoover, OF Todd Linden and INF Jason Wood to Triple-A Albuquerque
- Houston Astros claimed OF Reggie Abercrombie off waivers
- Activated RHP Jose Garcia from the 60-day disabled list; Oakland Athletics claimed RHP Jose Garcia off waivers
Huh? Why did we lose Jose Garcia? Why would we sit on him for a year as he recovers from surgery only to lose him?
I’m guessing the Fish tried to sneak him through but the smart guys at Oakland didn’t miss a beat. As for Reginald Damascus Abercrombie, I can’t say much because like everyone else I liked his talent but frankly he was constantly given opportunities and never delivered. Maybe a change of scenery will help. BTW, you think we could have packaged those two in a trade for a veteran pitcher? Anyway.