Former ValleyCat Mario Garza filled in as the Yankees first-base coach yesterday because of COVID-19. He is New York’s minor-league coordinator. In 2004, Garza set Tri-City single-season records with 15 homers and 65 RBI that still stand.
Castagna was a New Hampshire assistant coach when Siena head coach Carmen Maciariello played for the Wildcats in the late 90s.
Primm, who was Jim Jabir’s associate head coach at Florida Atlantic, joins him at Siena.
The ValleyCats add Custodio, 21, who pitched in rookie ball for the Diamondbacks. He’s from the Dominican Republic.
With the seventh pick of the second round of the 2021 Frontier League Draft, Tri-City selects RHP Raibel Custodio!
Puentes, 20, pitched for the Marlins in the Dominican Summer League in 2018 and 2019. He’s from Venezuela.
With the ninth pick in the 2021 Frontier League Draft, Tri-City selects RHP Zaquiel Puentes!
RT @ValleyCats: The team is starting to arrive in Troy! Meet the latest three 'Cats added to the roster. Carlos Sano pitched in the Giants system in 2018 & 2019, Daniel Angulo played the 2018 & 2019 seasons in the Pirates system, and Eddy Tavarez was drafted by the Brewers in 2019. https://t.co/sGa8h54Afb
One of the all-time greats…so much fun to be around and such a great pro. Thank you, Kenny, for all of your help, encouragement, and amazing work. Respect.
I am leaving ESPN. Salary cap casualty. Thanks for the opportunity Vince Doria & Al Jaffe & for taking my solicitations Herman/Stinton/Lynch. I will miss the people. I will miss the vending machine set up over by the old Van Pelt joint. We had everything. IntoTheGreatWideOpen#
Oguama is a 6-9, 225-pound rising junior forward who played at Woodstock Academy in Connecticut. He averaged 7.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game this season.
The ValleyCats had signed Rhoades on March 1. Tri-City opens spring training at Bruno Stadium on Thursday. The players report tomorrow.
The ValleyCats placed a player back in MLB-affiliated baseball over the weekend. They sold the contract of pitcher Jeremy Rhoades to the Diamondbacks. Rhoades previously reached Triple-A in the Angels’ system.