Rosters Fill (Again) As Groups Wind Down
With only one group remaining after Thursday’s signings, more and more rosters are filling up. Some of them for the second time.
With Thursday’s signings of DH Travis Hafner, outfielder Matt Holliday and first baseman Paul Konerko, the Edwardsville Armada again have 35 men on their roster. Also filling their slots were Wendy’s Peffercorns, who signed pitcher Rich Harden.
“To be able to have a signing day like today this late in the game is unbelieveable,” said Armada owner David Reed. “This is why we made the trades to free up room in the first place. Having hitters of this caliber on our squad will be a huge asset as we try to take the first URL championship.”
Wendy’s owner Mike Salony released a statement, in which he was quoted as saying, “Finishing our staff with a quality guy like Harden is about all you can hope for when you are in this business. It’s great to see him in the green of the Peffercorns.”
Also having a good signing day on Thursday were the Arkansas Cardinals. The Cardinals, who had been quiet the last couple of weeks, landed third baseman Scott Rolen, second baseman Placido Polanco and pitcher Anibal Sanchez.
Finishing the signings were the Clarksville Cubs, who were very happy to get shortstop David Eckstein.
“Great price, great player. Can’t beat that,” said Cubs owner Jason Hoover.
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