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April 12, 2009 at 8:46 AM

Aumont the reliever

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A wonderful morning here in San Francisco that I thought I’d share before heading off to Oakland. We’ve spoken a bit about the minor leagues, with the injury to Class AA prospect Carlos Triunfel (broken fibula) possibly ending his season. We’ll know more after he’s examined tomorrow.
For now, let’s take a look at some other players.
As we told you here a week ago, Phillippe Aumont is being looked at as a reliever by the Mariners. He’s pitching for High Desert in a hitter-happy Class A league. Last night, Aumont allowed the only run of a 6-1 win by his team, giving up an eighth-inning homer. Aumont also struck out a pair of batters and walked one during his one-inning stint. These are the early days of a new role for him, so you can’t read too much into the results just yet. Let’s see how he progresses.
Over in Class AAA, back-to-back doubles by Mike Carp and Chris Shelton gave the Tacoma Rainiers a 9-7 win in extras against Sacramento. Gaby Hernandez, the pitcher acquired from Florida for Arthur Rhodes, had a 6-1 lead, but that wound up blown. He was charged with four earned runs over 4 1/3 innings.

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