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Darren O’Day (2006) has signed a two-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles

Sprouting News LogoDarren O'Day OriolesDarren O’Day (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2006) has signed a two-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles with a club option for a third year. O’Day is guaranteed $5.8M counting the $400k buyout with the third year option available to the team at $4.5M.

Darren O’Day posted a 3-1 mark with a 2.70 E.R.A. in 23 1/2 innings of work over 17 appearances for Cedar Rapids in 2006. The Kernels squad that finished 65-74 under manager Bobby Magallanes.

The Orioles had claimed righty reliever O’Day off waivers from the Rangers in 2011. O’Day, 29, had battled through injuries and posted a 0-1 record with a 5.40 E.R.A. He joined the Rangers via an April 2009 waiver claim from the Mets. From that point through the end of the 2010 season, O’Day provided the Rangers a 1.99 ERA, 7.6 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, and 0.61 HR/9 in 117 2/3 innings. He made an appearance in four of the 2010 World Series games. Darren O’Day went 7-1 with a 2.28 E.R.A. in 69 games out of the Orioles bullpen in 2012. O’Day struck out 69 batters in 67 innings of work. He has compiled a career mark of 15-6 with a 2.73 E.R.A.

Ever Magallanes (2007) has been inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame

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Ever MagallanesEver Magallanes (Cedar Rapids Kernels manager – 2007) has been inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame this past week along with Fernando Valenzuela and Houston Jimenez. Magallanes played 11 seasons for the Monterrey Sultanes, Tabasco Olmecas, and the Oaxaca Guerreros in the Mexican League. He appeared in three major league games with the Cleveland Indians making three plate appearance in 1991 earning a walk in one of them. On a side note, my second cousin, Rod Nichols, was the starting pitcher in one of those three games Magallanes played in.

Ever Magallanes led the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 78-61 record in 2007 season, which was the Kernels first winning season and playoff season during my time working there. Magallanes has been working within the Chicago White Sox organization as a manager and coach since 2009. He and his brother Bobby Magallanes (Cedar Rapids Kernels manager 2004-05) have been selected to coach at the annual MLB Futures Game at the All-Star break multiple times.

Bobby Wilson (2004) signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees

Sprouting News LogoBobby WilsonBobby Wilson (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2004) has signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees. Wilson was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays earlier in the off season and then was designated for assignment to accommodate additional roster moves. Wilson hit .211 with three HR and 13 RBI in 75 games for the Angels in 2012. He has compiled a .208 batting average with eight HR and 27 RBI during his five year MLB career playing for the Angels.

Bobby Wilson hit .268 with 23 doubles, 8 HR and 64 RBI in 105 games for the 2004 Cedar Rapids Kernels squad. Wilson was selected to the Midwest League all-star squad as Cedar Rapids hosted the event. The 2004 Kernels finished with a record of 75-64 under manager Bobby Magallanes before losing in the first round of the Midwest League playoffs to the Clinton Lumbkerkings.

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More Cedar Rapids Alumni Minor League signings

Sprouting News LogoThis morning’s Sean O’Sullivan (2007) to the Padres post made me realize that I had been tweeting a lot of the minor league free agent signings, but I had not been updating them here on the blog. Here is the most updated list to the best of my knowledge.

David HerndonDavid Herndon (2007) was claimed off waivers twice this off season and then was designated for assignment by the Yankees to accompany additional roster moves. Herndon then chose to sign a minor league deal with the Yankees. He posted a 2-8 record with a 3.85 E.R.A. in 97 games for the Phillies between 2010 and 2012 appearing in just five games this season before the injury shut him down.

David Herndon posted a 13-8 record with a 4.02 E.R.A. with two complete games in 25 appearances for Cedar Rapids in 2007. Herndon struck out 83 batters in 152 1/3 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 78-61 record under manager Ever Magallanes. The Kernels lost to the Clinton Lumberkings in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

Darwin PerezDarwin Perez (2009) signed a minor league deal with the Oakland Athletics after spending seven seasons in the Angels organization. Perez hit .214 with 6 HR and 36 RBI in 126 games for the Arkansas Travelers in 2012. He won the Rawlings MiLB Gold Glove at second base in 2011.

Darwin Perez hit .261 with 2 HR, 42 RBI and stole 11 bases in 106 games for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2009. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels topped Peoria in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs before falling to Burlington in the semifinals.

Trevor RecklingTrevor Reckling (2008) has signed a minor league deal to join the Chicago White Sox organization. Reckling pitched in the Angels organization for six seasons. He appeared in just four games for the Inland Empire 66ers in 2012. Reckling pitched in the 2009 Futures Game for team USA and reached as high as Triple-A pitching for the Salt Lake Bees in 2010 at the age of 21.

Trevor Reckling posted a 10-7 record with a 3.37 E.R.A. with one complete game in 26 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2008. Reckling struck out 128 batters in 152 1/3 innings of work and was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 72-66 record under manager Keith Johnson. The Kernels topped Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs before falling to Burlington in the semifinals.

Alberto Rosario (2008) signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. Rosario caught within the Angels organization for the last seven seasons. He split time playing for the Arkansas Travelers and the Salt Lake Bees in 2012.

Alberto Rosario hit .239 in 14 games for the 2008 Cedar Rapids Kernels squad before being promoted to play for the the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

Hainley StatiaHainley Statia (2006) re-signed with the Milwaukee Brewers agreeing to a minor league contract. Statia split time playing for the Huntsville Stars and the Nashville Sounds in 2012.

Hainley Statia hit .297 with 31 doubles, 1 HR, 38 RBI and stole 23 bases for the 2006 Kernels squad. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 65-74 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Rich Thompson (2003) signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this week. Thompson has compiled a 3-4 record with a 4.21 E.R.A. in six MLB seasons playing for the Angels and Athletics. He has struck out 105 batters in 104 2/3 innings of work in 82 games.

Rich ThompsonRich Thompson posted a 1-2 record with a miniscule 0.24 E.R.A. and 9 saves in 31 games for the 2003 Cedar Rapids Kernels. The team finished in 10th place at 66-72 under manager Todd Claus. Thompson played in the 2007 Futures game representing Australia on the World team.

Brandon Wood (2004) signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals. Wood had spent the 2012 season playing for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Rockies Triple-A) where he hit .259 with 10 HR and 64 RBI in 119 games. Brandon Wood has hit .186 with 18 HR and 64 RBI during his five MLB seasons playing for the Angels and Pirates.

Brandon WoodBrandon Wood was a member of the 2004 Cedar Rapids Kernels team that finished with a record of 75-64 under manager Bobby Magallanes. The Kernels lost in the 1st round of the Midwest League playoffs to the Clinton Lumbkerkings. Wood hit .251 with 11 HR, 30 doubles, 64 RBI and stole 21 bases in 125 games for the Kernels. He won the Midwest League HR Derby at the 2004 MWL All-Star game hosted in Cedar Rapids.

That is all for now. I will continue to try and add these as I see them.

Baltimore Orioles claim Alexi Casilla (2004-05) off waivers

The Baltimore Orioles claimed infielder Alexi Casilla (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2004-05) off waivers from the Minnesota Twins, the team announced. Casilla hit .241 with 17 doubles, 1 HR, 30 RBI and stole a career high 21 bases in 106 games for the Twins in 2012. The move comes exactly one year to the date when the Orioles claimed another former Kernels alum in a waiver acquisition. Darren O’Day proved to be a major addition to their 2012 playoff run after being claimed from the Texas Rangers on November 2, 2011.

Alexi Casilla was a member of the 2004 and 2005 Cedar Rapids Kernels teams.  The 2004 Kernels squad finished with a record of 75-64 under manager Bobby Magallanes. The Kernels lost in the 1st round of the Midwest League playoffs to the Clinton Lumberkings.  Casilla hit .310 with a triple, 2 doubles and 1 RBI in 9 games for the Kernels. He returned as a member of the 2005 Kernels squad that finished 65-75 under manager Bobby Magallanes. Casilla hit .325 with 3 HR, 11 doubles, 17 RBI and stole 29 bases in 78 games for the Kernels.

The Minnesota Twins had acquired Alexi Casilla in exchange for J.C. Romero on December 9, 2005 from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Casilla has hit .250 with 11 HR, 147 RBI and stole 71 bases during his seven MLB seasons with the Twins.

Cael’s Collection – Nick Adenhart (game used jersey and autograph cards)

 

The off season is officially here for me. Our baseball stories obviously die down during the fall and winter months. I will be picking up the Cael’s Collection features to share some of the baseball cards of Cedar Rapids professional baseball players that I have picked up.

This evening’s selections are a quartet of Nick Adenhart cards. Adenhart played in Cedar Rapids in 2006. He was a fourteenth round draft pick out of Williamsport High School in Williamsport, Maryland by the Los Angeles Angels in the 2004 amateur draft. Nick Adenhart posted a 10-2 record and a 1.95 E.R.A. in 16 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2006. Adenhart struck out 99 batters in 106 innings of work. He was selected to the 2006 Futures Game roster, played in the 2006 Midwest League All-Star game and earned Midwest League post season All-Star squad honors. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 65-74 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Nick Adenhart was a bright young pitcher who played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2006, and was a rising star in the Los Angeles Angels organization. Adenhart made his MLB debut on May 1, 2008. Adenhart compiled a 1-0 record with a 6.00 E.R.A. in four career starts for the Angels. Only hours after Nick’s 2009 season debut on the mound for the Angels, a drunk driver tragically killed him on April 9, 2009 at age 22. Nick Adenhart’s family continues to honor him by awarding a $1,000 scholarship in his memory annually. The Kernels Foundation is privileged to administer the scholarship on behalf of Nick’s family.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Kernels Foundation presented Mack Mattke as the winner of the 2012 Nick Adenhart Memorial Scholarship before the Kernels game on Sunday, June 24th. Mack is a 2012 graduate of Xavier HS where his school activities, academic accomplishments and baseball accomplishments were quite impressive, making him an excellent choice for the scholarship. The Mattke’s were a Kernels Host Family in 2006, giving Mack the opportunity to know Nick while he was with the Kernels. Mack plans on attending Purdue University to study engineering and play baseball.

I have picked up a pair of autographed Adenhart cards. The first card on the left above is from the 2008 Topps Stadium Club set and is an on card auto. The other Adenhart autograph card above right is a sticker autograph card from the 2007 TriStar set and is serial numbered 176/250. Adenhart autograph cards do run a bit more than most of my collection due to his early passing. I picked these up for under $10 to my door but that is not the norm.

I have also picked up two different game used jersey cards of Nick Adenhart. The card on the left in the image is a Futures Game jersey card from the 2006 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects set. The other two are from an Upper Deck USA Baseball Bound for Beijing card set numbered GU-2 with pieces of a jersey used during the 2006 COPABE Beijing qualifying tournament in Havana, Cuba. Adenhart’s Jersey cards usually sell for between $5-10 to your door and can be found under $5 as long as you have patience.

Joe Saunders to start for Orioles tonight, Kernels alumni in the 2012 postseason

Joe Saunders (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2002) will get the start tonight for the Baltimore Orioles as they take on the Texas Rangers and Saunders’ former battery mate Mike Napoli (Cedar Rapids Kernels 2001-02) in the first ever American League Wild Card game tonight at Rangers Ballpark. The Orioles feature two additional Kernels alumni in starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez (2005) and relief pitcher Darren O’Day (2006).

The fifth Cedar Rapids Kernels alumni who has a chance at playing baseball this October is St. Louis Cardinals reliever Barret Browning (2007). The Cardinals travel to Atlanta to take on the Braves in the first ever National League Wild Card game tonight at Turner Field.

The Baltimore Orioles traded Matt Lindstrom and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks to acquire Joe Saunders (2002) on August 26 this season. Saunders posted a 3-3 record with a 3.63 E.R.A. in 7 starts for the Orioles. He had posted a 6-10 record with a 4.22 E.R.A. in 21 starts for Arizona prior to the trade. Saunders was acquired by the Diamondbacksalong with Patrick Corbin (2010), Tyler Skaggs (2010) and Rafael Rodriguez (2003-05) from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Dan Haren on July 25, 2010. Saunders has compiled a 78-65 career MLB record with a 4.15 E.R.A. in eight season pitching for the Angels, Diamondbacks and Orioles.

Joe Saunders was part of the 2002 Kernels team that finished 3rd with a mark of 81-58 under manager Todd Claus. The 2002 team swept Quad Cities in the opening round of the playoffs before falling to Peoria in the second round. Saunders was 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA in five starts for the Kernels. He struck out 27 batters in 28 2/3 innings of work.

Mike Napoli has hit .259 with 146 HR and 380 RBI thus far during his seven MLB seasons with the Angels and Rangers. He had a career best year in 2011, hitting .320 with 30 HR, 75 RBI and a OPS of 1.046. Napoli capped it off with a very impressive 2011 World Series where he hit .350 with 2 HR, 10 RBI and a 1.164 OPS in the seven game series. Mike Napoli is one of only two MLB catchers who have hit 20 or more HR each of the last five seasons (Brian McCann-ATL).

Mike Napoli was a member of the 2001 and 2002 Cedar Rapids Kernels teams. In 2001, the Kernels finished 60-77 under manager Tyrone Boykin. Napoli hit .232 with 5 HR and 18 RBI in 43 games for Cedar Rapids. In 2002, the Kernels posted a 81-58 mark under manager Todd Claus. Napoli hit .251 with 10 HR, 19 doubles and had 50 RBI in 103 games for Cedar Rapids in 2002.

The Orioles claimed righty reliever Darren O’Day off waivers from the Rangers last fall. O’Day, 29, had battled through injuries and posted a 0-1 record with a 5.40 E.R.A. in 2011. He joined the Rangers via an April 2009 waiver claim from the Mets. From that point through the end of the 2010 season, O’Day provided the Rangers a 1.99 ERA, 7.6 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, and 0.61 HR/9 in 117 2/3 innings. He made an appearance in four of the 2010 World Series games. Darren O’Day is 7-1 with a 2.28 E.R.A. in 69 games out of the Orioles bullpen in 2012. O’Day has struck out 69 batters in 67 innings of work. O’Day has compiled a career mark of 15-6 with a 2.73 E.R.A.

Darren O’Day posted a 3-1 mark with a 2.70 E.R.A. in 23 1/2 innings of work over 17 appearances for Cedar Rapids in 2006. The Kernels finished 65-74 under manager Bobby Magallanes in 2006.

Miguel Gonzalez signed a free agent deal with the Baltimore Orioles this past off season after being selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 2008 Rule V draft.. Gonzalez posted a 2-1 record with a save and a 1.50 E.R.A. for the Norfolk Tides (AAA) before making his MLB debut on May 25, 2012. Miguel Gonzalez had a break out 2012 season going 9-4 with a 3.25 E.R.A. in 18 games including 15 starts for the Orioles. He struck out 77 batters in 105 1/3 innings of work.

Miguel Gonzalez posted a 2-5 record with 8 saves and a 4.70 E.R.A in 28 games for the 2005 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He struck out 42 batters in 44 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the 2005 season with a 65-75 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Barret Browning was acquired by the Cardinals in the AAA phase of the Rule V draft this past off season. Browning was 2-3 with a 1.89 E.R.A. in 30 games for the Memphis Redbirds this season before making his MLB debut on June 30, 2012. He posted a 1-3 record with a 5.12 E.R.A. in 22 appearances out of the Cardinals bullpen. Browning struck out 11 in 19 1/3 innings of work.

Barret Browning posted a 9-4 record with 8 saves and a 2.80 E.R.A in 48 games for the 2007 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He struck out 74 batters in 74 innings of work in 2007. Browning made his major league debut on June 30, 2012 with the St. Louis Cardinals.

This date in Kernels history – August 30, 2005 – Fernando Rodriguez

On August 30, 2005, Fernando Rodriguez worked 7 2/3 shutout innings as the Kernels defeated the Swing of the Quad Cities 1-0. Rodriguez struck out nine while allowing five hits and two walks.

Fernando Rodriguez went 8-10 with a 4.18 E.R.A. and four complete games in 28 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2005. Rodriguez struck out 128 batters in 157 1/3 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 65-75 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Fernando Rodriguez made his MLB debut with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 2, 2009. He signed a free agent contract with the Houston Astros prior to the 2011 season. Rodriguez posted a 2-3 record with a 3.96 E.R.A. in 47 games out of the Astros bullpen last season. He struck out 60 batters in 56 inning of work. Rodriguez is 1-8 with a 5.57 E.R.A. in 58 appearances this season for the Astros.

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

This date in Kernels history – August 20, 2005 – Karl Gelinas

On August 20, 2005, Karl Gelinas worked 8 1/3 scoreless innings to improve to 8-8 on the season and lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 4-0 win over the Clinton Lumberkings. Gelinas struck out nine without issuing a walk while allowing three hits in the win. Karl Gelinas went 11-8 with a 3.81 E.R.A. in 26 games for Cedar Rapids in 2005. Gelinas struck out 78 batters in 151 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 65-75 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Karl Gelinas compiled a 18-23 record in four seasons in the Angels minor league system reaching the AAA level with the Salt Lake Stingers / Bees. Gelinas has played the last six seasons with the Le Capitales de Quebec club in the Canadian-American Association. He has compiled a 31-19 record with a 3.13 E.R.A in 79 games according to baseballreference.com. Gelinas is 9-3 with a 2.52 E.R.A. this season in 17 starts. He has struck out 93 in 118 innings of work as the team leads the league with a 56-31 record under manager Pat Scalabrini.

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

This date in Kernels history – August 19, 2007 – Mark Trumbo & Barret Browning

On August 19, 2007,  Mark Trumbo hit a HR in both games as the Cedar Rapids Kernels swept the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in a doubleheader. Trumbo went 1-4 and hit his 12th HR with one on in the first to give the Kernels an early lead as the Kernels won 5-4 in game one. He added his 13th HR of the season in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Stantrell Smith homered in the sixth and Barret Browning worked a scoreless seventh for his eighth save of the season as the Kernels took game two 3-1.

Mark Trumbo hit .272 with 27 doubles, 14 HR and 76 RBI in 128 games during the 2007 season for the Kernels. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 78-61 record under manager Ever Magallanes. The Kernels lost to the Clinton Lumberkings in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs. Trumbo hit .220 with 13 HR and 59 RBI for the 2006 Kernels squad which finished 65-74 under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Mark Trumbo finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting to Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011. Trumbo collected five first place votes and finished with 63 points compared to Hellickson’s 17 first place votes and 102 points. Trumbo led the Angels in HR and RBI. He finished the year hitting .254 with 29 HR and 87 RBI.

Mark Trumbo earned his first American League All-Star appearance in 2012. Trumbo is hitting .287 with 16 doubles, 29 HR (7th in the A.L.) and 75 RBI in 110 games for the Angels this season. Trumbo’s .548 slugging percentage is currently the sixth highest in the American League and he is tenth with 229 total bases.

Barret Browning posted a 9-4 record with 8 saves and a 2.80 E.R.A in 48 games for the 2007 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He struck out 74 batters in 74 innings of work in 2007. Browning made his major league debut on June 30, 2012 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was acquired by the Cardinals in the AAA phase of the Rule V draft this past off season. Browning was 2-3 with a 1.89 E.R.A. in 30 games for the Memphis Redbirds this season before his promotion. He has a 0-0 record with a 1.59 E.R.A. in six appearances out of the Cardinals bullpen. Browning has a 1-2 record with a 4.00 E.R.A. in 20 games out of the Cardinals bullpen. He has struck out ten while allowing 13 hits and eight runs in 18 innings of work.

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

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