May 1, 2011

Mainers in the Minors

By Kevin Thomas
Staff Writer

(Statistics through April 28)

Ryan Baker, Portland, catcher (Yankees): Remains on disabled list with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Charlie Furbush, South Portland, pitcher (Tigers): Is 2-1 with 1.90 ERA for Triple-A Toledo, with 32 strikeouts in 232/3 innings.

Ryan Flaherty, Portland, Inf/OF (Cubs): Batting .351 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 21 games for the Double-A Tennessee Smokies.

Andrew Giobbi, Portland, catcher (Mariners): Batting .261 in seven games for the advanced Class A High Desert Mavericks in the California League.

Mike MacDonald, Camden, pitcher (Blue Jays): Placed on disabled list after going 1-1 with a 3.73 ERA in three starts with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Ryan Reid, Portland, pitcher (Rays): Is 1-0 with an 8.18 ERA in six relief appearances (11 innings) for the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits.

Mark Rogers, Orrs Island, pitcher (Brewers): Is 0-2 with a 9.45 ERA in four starts for Triple-A Nashville. Thirteen runs in last 31/3 innings.


NOTES: Furbush has pitched two straight seven-inning complete games, striking out 11 on Wednesday. After Rogers' last start, Nashville Manager Don Money said: "His delivery is out of whack and he can't control his pitches." With Zack Greinke on rehab with Nashville, Rogers' turn in the rotation was skipped.


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