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Designated for Assignment

I've always looked around baseball news to see if teams designate a player for assignment, and see if they have anything to offer (or if they were designated for a bad outing that can happen to rookies/the team traded for a new player and needed to make room) especially pitchers because, in all honesty, you can never have too many pitchers for your minor league teams.

There are a few names that caught my eye this week.

Fernando Hernandez (stats) from the A's
Bryan Corey (stats) From the Red Sox
Calvin Medlock (stats) From the Rays

I like Medlock's and Hernandez' stats and that they're both young minor leaguers.  The bad thing about hernandez is he was a rule-5 draft from the white sox, so he has to stay on a major league roster, and i believe the best rule-5 draft kind of players are ones used as backup catchers or 5th outfielders (like Barton) that aren't needed on a consistent basis like relievers are.

Medlock looks like a good middle relief kind of pitcher will a good fastball, curve combo.

Corey is older but the only one of the three with major league experience but has done well up in the bigs, not a large sample size though.

I'd prefer one of these guys over some of the old pitchers in memphis, like wasdin and politte, need to keep the youth movement going.

What do you guys think? (or have anyone else the club should look into for minor leaguers)

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