News & Notes — Holiday Edition
I will start today’s blog by wishing everyone a happy holiday season. While I do love the holiday season, I much prefer the baseball season. I hope that everyone has a safe and healthy New Year!
Bryan Anderson – Signed on November 11
Anderson was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the fourth round of the 2005 draft (140 overall). He made his Major League debut in 2010 with the Cardinals and has spent his entire career in the St. Louis organization.
For the past five seasons, Anderson has spent the majority of time in Triple-A Memphis. Over the past eight years, he’s compiled a .282 batting average (669-2,370) with 50 home runs and 308 RBIs.
Anderson appeared in 10 games with the Cardinals last season and hit .250. In 25 Major League games, he holds a .273 batting average (12-44).
Jeff Gray – Signed on December 12
Gray spent the 2012 season as a member of the Minnesota Twins bullpen. The Texas native posted a 6-1 record with a 5.71 ERA in 49 games. Gray got off to a quick-start to the season and enjoyed a solid month of April. The 6’2″ right-hander went 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA in 10 April games. Over the first-half of the season, he went 5-0 with a 3.93 ERA (34 games).
Gray is no stranger to the White Sox. In 2011, he appeared in six games for the White Sox and posted a 0-0 record with a 2.70 ERA. Overall, he has appeared in 115 Major League games and holds a career mark of 7-3 with one save and a 4.99 ERA.
As a Minor Leaguer, Gray is 24-22 with a 3.56 ERA in 240 games. Over that time, Gray also has 37 saves in 51 chances.
Damaso Espino – Signed on December 18
Espino returns to the Chicago organization for 2012 after spending the entire 2011 campaign in Minors for the Sox. Espino, a native of Panama City, Panama, appeared in 66 games for Double-A Birmingham a season ago and hit .284 (65-229). Espino also appeared in three games for the Knights and went 0-7 with a walk. Espino, 29, is a career .267 (891-3,336) hitter over 12 Minor League seasons.