Daily Archives: August 16, 2018

Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/16/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (67-54) shutout Bradenton, 5-0, and opened a 4.5 game lead in their division’s second half race with 16 games to play.  David Parkinson picked up his second win with six, two-hit, shutout innings.  Grant Dyer and Trevor Bettencourt tip-toed around six hits over the final three innings to preserve the shutout.  Bettencourt struck out four in his two innings. 

Pedro Florimon went 3-4 with a double, triple, and RBI in a rehab start.  Mickey hit a 2-run double.  Kevin Markham had an outfield assist at second base.

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Future Services Contract

I promised to provide an article on Future Services Contracts.  At the bottom, you will find the exact wording from “THE OFFICIAL PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL RULES BOOK”   (Copyright © 1988, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018  The Commissioner of Baseball)

Briefly, an organization may sign, after July 1st, a player who has no previous major or minor league experience to a contract for the succeeding season – a Future Services Contract, MLR 2( j).  The limiting restriction is that they can only sign 12 such players for each team with which they have a PDC (Player Development Contract) in Class A, Short-Season, and Rookie League.  (For the Phillies that would be – Clearwater, Lakewood, Williamsport, two GCL teams, and two DSL teams.) Continue reading Future Services Contract

Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/15/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (66-54) beat Bradenton, 2-1.  Adonis Medina pitched seven, four-hit, one-run innings.  He struck out a career tying 12 batters.  Alberto Tirado got the win with a scoreless inning.  Jake Hernandez struck out two for his fourth save. 

The Threshers managed just four hits.  They scored two, late-inning runs on a walk, hit batter, sacrifice, a Luke Williams RBI single, and an Arquimedes Gamboa sacrifice fly.  Mickey Moniak had a single in 4 at bats to extend his hitting streak to 9 games.  He has had streaks of eight and seven since July 6th and an eleven game streak earlier in the season.  Since July 6th, Moniak has hit safely in 31 of 37 games. 

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