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7/19/15

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Susac Placed on 15-Day DL Following Thumb Sprain

Giants' reserve catcher Andrew Susac (Jesuit/Oregon State) today was placed on the 15-day disabled list after sustaining a sprained right thumb while sliding into third base Saturday following his triple against the Diamondbacks.

For more on the story, continue here to MLB News.

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Dodgers Pick-UP Guilmet, Assign Him to OKC 

The Los Angeles Dodgers last week claimed RHP Preston Guilmet (Oakmont High/Arizona) and assigned him to Oklahoma City, their Triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League.

The Dodgers are Guilmet's third organization this season. He compiled a 1.84 earned run average in 23 combined  appearances for Triple-A Buffalo (Toronto) and Durham (Tampa Bay) before the All-Star break. After pitching five seasons for Cleveland (which drafted him in 2009) he was traded to the Orioles in 2014.  

Overall, Guilmet is 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA in 17 major league appearances beginning with Cleveland in 2013, Baltimore last year, and Tampa Bay this season.





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Background

For decades, Sacramento has been a hotbed of tremendous baseball talent. A few of the homegrown locals performing in the Major Leagues at present from the greater Sacramento area* include J.P. Howell, Dustin Pedroia, Manny Parra, Andrew Susac, and many more.

Among the hundreds of former professional players who have hailed from around here (and this is not an exhaustive list) include: Dusty Baker, Larry Bowa, Ken and Bob Forsch, Stan Hack, Woody Held, David Hernandez, Derrek Lee, Joe Marty, Butch Metzger, Steve Sax, Greg Vaughn, Fernando Vina and many others.

Numerous MLB managers have come out of Sacramento, including:
Dusty Baker (SF Giants, Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds) Larry Bowa (San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies) Jerry Manuel (Chicago White Sox and New York Mets) Buck Martinez (Toronto Blue Jays) John McNamara (6 teams).

Many top-name big league players barnstormed through Sacramento from the teens through the early '60s. Among the barnstormers, none were bigger than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, who performed as the Bustin' Babes and Larrupin Lous here in Sacramento in 1927 (you can read more about that tour at ThePitchBook.com).

After runnin' the bases here, if you would like to submit material that you believe should be included at BaseballSacramento.com, please send an email to
RAC (at) baseballsacramento (dot) com.

Also be sure to check out the All-Time Top 50 Players from Sacramento in the History section.

Enjoy!

Editor
Rick Cabral

* The "greater Sacramento baseball area" extends west to Woodland, north to Yuba City, east to Grass Valley and south to the San Joaquin County line.

Updated 7/19/15
All contents © Rick Cabral, 2010-2015


 

 

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