Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Eladio is moving back up in the Yankees system

Eladio Rodriguez, the most prominent veteran of the Israel Baseball League, is again moving on up in the New York Yankees minor league operation.

The man they call E-Rod had gone from the AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees to the Single A Staten Island Baby Bombers, back to Scranton, a step from Yankee Stadium, and down a step to the AA Trenton Thunder, all in the space of a month, before being kicked back down to the Single A NY-Penn League farm team in Staten Island a couple of weeks ago.

But now, the catcher and slugger has been transferred back up to Trenton!

Last time around, Eladio appeared in two games for the Thunder, going one-for-eight (he went one for five against the Reading Phillies, with a double). He appeared in one other game this season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, batting one-for-three with a double against Buffalo. The Modi'in Miracle star was signed by the Yankees out of the IBL, controversially, on November 24, 2007.

Trenton plays the middle game of a three-game series tonight in Norwich, Connecticut, against the Connecticut Defenders, the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants The Thunder returns home on Friday night to face Reading, the Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

¡Viva, Eladio!

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