Akron Aeros Roster MoveMay 27, 2008 - Eastern League (EL) Akron Aeros
Panther, who's RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Akron a 4-3 walk-off win over Erie yesterday, was hitting .264 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 39 games. The former 15th-round selection from Muscatine (Iowa) Community College opened the season with a nine-game hitting streak and was hitting .500 (6-12) in his last three games.
Sardinha began this season as a member of the Seattle Mariners organization and hit .323 in eight games for the Tacoma Rainiers before signing a free-agent deal with Cleveland May 6th. He was hitting .300 with two home runs and five RBI for Buffalo. Sardinha was originally a first-round pick (34th overall) of the New York Yankees in 2001 and made his Major League debut with the Yankees September 15th of last season. His brother Dane and Duke currently play for the Toledo Mud Hens (AAA - Detroit Tigers) and Tulsa Drillers (AA - Colorado Rockies), respectively. Bronson was named after the actor Charles Bronson and has the longest middle name of anyone in professional baseball (Kiheimahanaomauiakeo, 20 letters).
Montero began the season in Kinston and shuttled between there and Lake County while appearing in three games for both clubs (0-0, one save, 5.40 ERA for Kinston and 0-0, 3.27 ERA for Lake County). He had not pitched in a game since joining Buffalo. Montero was originally signed as a free agent out of his native Dominican Republic in 2004 and went 7-3 for Mahoning Valley last season.
Eastern League Stories from May 27, 2008
- Baysox Can't Surmount Hill - Bowie Baysox
- Senators split two with Akron - Harrisburg Senators
- Hill returns to form as Curve blank first-place Bowie, 5-0 - Altoona Curve
- Conneticut tops New Britain - New Britain Rock Cats
- Defenders Win 6-4 - Connecticut Defenders
- Fans may exchange tickets to Tuesday's Thunder game - Trenton Thunder
- Four in ninth inning lifts Fisher Cats to win in Trenton - New Hampshire Fisher Cats
- Kown Dominates in Erie Win - Erie SeaWolves
- Portland Takes Series Opener - Binghamton Mets
- Bubb's big night beats Binghamton, 6-2 - Portland Sea Dogs
- New Britain Starts 5th Homestand of 2008 - New Britain Rock Cats
- Rock Cats send infielder to AAA Rochester - New Britain Rock Cats
- Aeros Notes - Akron Aeros
- Erie SeaWolves vs. Reading Phillies Game Notes - Erie SeaWolves
- Reading Military Recognition Night this Saturday - Reading Fightin Phils
- Akron Aeros Roster Move - Akron Aeros
- Aceves Named EL Pitcher of the Week - Trenton Thunder
- Bank of America Pitcher-Player of the Week Awards Week Ending May 25th - EL
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