Koshansky On the Move Already

April 3, 2009 | 2:56 pm | 4  

Milwaukee wanted a first baseman for Triple-A Nashville and found one — former Rockies prospect Joe Koshansky, who is with his third franchise in a week.

Koshansky was claimed on waviers from the Rockies by Texas last weekend. The Rangers, however, needed roster space to accomodate non-roster invitees to spring training who will make their Opening Day roster so they tried to sneak Koshansky through waivers.

It didn’t work.

Milwaukee placed the waiver claim and was awarded Koshansky on Friday.

Koshansky, who turns 27 in May, spent brief periods in the big leagues in each of the last two seasons. At Triple-A Colorado Springs last season he hit .300 with 31 home runs and 121 RBIs in just 122 games. He also struck out 158 times.

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4 Comments »

  • Ava | April 3, 2009 | 3:36 pm

    Maybe he shouldn’t unpack.

  • Dan | April 3, 2009 | 7:25 pm

    I thought a team could withdraw a player from being put on waviers and keep him. Has this rule changed?

  • Tracy Ringolsby | April 3, 2009 | 7:48 pm

    Dan, it can, but the Rangers were trying to get him through waivers because they needed room on the 40-man roster. If they withdrew him they would not have created the open spot needed to add players for Opening Day.

  • Gary | April 10, 2009 | 11:52 am

    Have the Monforts considered selling NON voting stock in the club? Cleveland did this in the 40′s to raise capital. Would fans like to invest just to say they owned a part of the Rox??