Time to take stock of the UB Alumni playing professional baseball.
Geltz has become a regular short reliever out o the bullpen for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. So far this season the Right handed pitcher has seen action in 13 games, more than any other pitcher on his team. Galz has a win, a loss, and a save to his name.
Murphy is swinging a big bat for the New Britain Rock Cats. The AA team is having themselves a good start to the season and Murphy is a huge part of that. Murphy is batting 337 with 5 home runs, 16 RBI's and an on base percentage of 415.
Injury is what kept him from starting the season in AAA. If he continues to swing the lumber as he has so far this season Murphy should end up with the Albuquerque Isotopes some time this summer.
Kanzler had just a dreadful start to the season. It took him almost 30 at bats to get his first hit of the season. He ended last year as a hero in Fort Myers and started this one looking really out of it.
Since the slow start though Kanzler has been warming up. He is currently batting 225 thanks to his last ten games in which he is hitting a healthy 278. Had Kanzler been hitting that well since the begning of the season Kanzler might have been a guy you expect to see time with AA with Chattanooga.
He might still get there considering the Mircale are considered an "Advanced A" league but it's not at all a given.
Burke ended spring training still on the roster of Aberdeen. The Ironbirds are a short season squad so it looked like he was off until June or July. Then the O's promoted him to the Delmarva Shorebirds, the full season A squad in the Baltimore farm system.
Last night Burke got his first action. He came in with two out and two on in the 7th and forced the batter to ground out to third. He faced six batters in the eighth, giving up one run on a close play at home.
Mautner hurt his shoulder during spring ball so his hopes for a promotion from Elizabethton to Cedar Rapids is going to have to wait. If Mautner is on the roster for Elizabethton this year he will start playing in late June.