Welcome to the Season 17 of the USMLB.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Santa Cruz gets Poole in deal with Tampa Bay

USMLBAP: Santa Cruz sent veteran shortstop Bryan Poole to Tampa Bay, today, in exchange for minor league second basemen Bunny Perkins, in what is believed to be a salary cap move. Santa Cruz will assume the remainder of Poole's contract this season.

Poole started out the season in AAA ball and was called up earlier in the month. Since making his way back to the big leagues, Pool is hitting .280 with a home run and 15 RBI in 75 plate appearances.

Perkins has been in the AA level for his third season, and it's evident that his growth is starting to hit it's peak on that level. He's currently hitting .284 for Santa Cruz's AA team. He has a career .313 average in the minors and will most likely be playing in AAA once he makes his way to Tampa Bay.