The Montreal Metros and Norfolk Sharks have agreed to swap shortstops in a one-for-one deal that had some GMs scratching their heads.
Metros are sending 30-year-old Alphonso George to the Sharks in return for 31-year-old minor leaguer Zack Zaphod. Continue reading “Metros, Sharks Agree to Deal”
The Norfolk Sharks and Louisville Sluggers have agreed to a trade that will see SS Zack Zaphod go to the Sharks, and LHP Ryan Hightower join Louisville.
The Sluggers are picking up a young back-of-the-rotation starter in the deal, a 24-year-old with a solid rookie season under his belt already, and the promise of more down the road. Continue reading “Zaphod Goes to Norfolk in Swap”
Two long-running hit streaks came to an end without much fanfare this week. Danny “Golden Boy” Sanchez, of the Norfolk Sharks, saw his hit streak end at 21 games on Independence Day, after he failed to get a hit in a 7-4 win over the Nevada Speeders. Calgary Inferno’s Danny “The Rajah” Huertero closed off his streak at 24 games tonight after failing to hit safely against Norfolk in a 3-1 win to open a series.
For Sanchez, the 21 games edged his previous record of a 20 game streak set while he was a Montreal Metro, back in 2010. Continue reading “Hit Streaks End for The Rajah and Golden Boy Sanchez”
The American Eagle League has announced its three player awards for the month of June. Hot-hitting Danny Sanchez tops the list as Batter of the Month, the Norfolk Sharks infielder had an incredible June and started a hitting streak that is at 18 games and counting.
AEL BATTER OF THE MONTH (JUNE 2017)
Norfolk Sharks officials presented Rick Baggywrinkle to members of the local print media today as their new first baseman.
The deal, worth $15,800,000, guarantees the 31-year-old a home in Norfolk for 2 years. It should improve the ballclub, assuming he plays to his potential. NUmerous other Bull League clubs are rumored to have been interested in signing the veteran, but the Sharks won out – reportedly due to the superb, active urban lifestyle available to stars who live in the bustling hub.
During his career Baggywrinkle has hit for a .280 average and totaled 472 hits, 63 home runs and 238 RBIs.
Sharks Minor League News
Montreal Metros’ AA prospect Jorge Hernandez, who is currently playing winter ball with the Lagos Millionaires, went 5-for-5 at the plate in a 9-2 trouncing of the Cairo Pharaohs today. Hernandez, who normally plays for the Cedar Defenders, is batting .636 after today’s game, in which he doubled and had 3 RBIs.
The injury bug has swept through the Florida Rookie League lately, and for some teams, the news is not good. First, as we reported previously,there was the February 8th Season-Ending Injury for Jamie Amico of the Norfolk Sharks B. Norfolk has struggled since forming in 2012 as part of the last major expansion, and the promising 21-year-old […]
The Ocala Norfolk Sharks B were dealt a blow today when starting pitcher Jamie Amico left the game with an undisclosed injury. The team has now revealed that Amico has suffered a torn rotator cuff and will most likely miss the rest of the season as a result of the injury. This season Amico has […]