Quick Hits: Crow, Damon, Chacon, Milledge

Eli GreenspanSenior Analyst IMay 5, 2009

CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 04:  Johnny Damon #18 (R) and Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees celebrate after Damon scored on his leadoff solo home run in the bottom of the first inning against the Cleveland Indians during Game One of the American League Divisional Series at Jacobs Field on October 4, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Quick hits:

  • The Nationals have the first and ninth overall pick in this years draft. By missing out on pitcher Aaron Crow last year, they receive the ninth pick as compensation. Bill Ladson of MLB.com says the Nationals haven't ruled out drafting Aaron Crow, who chose not to sign with them last year. He probably would be in the Nationals rotation by now if he hadn't spurned them. Crow made his Independent league debut Monday, lasting just one-and-two-thirds innings, giving up three runs (one earned) while striking out three.
  • Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon has been discussing his future lately. "Hopefully, I can be happy in New York for a few more years. It’s tough to keep moving around teams. Hopefully this will be my last.” Damon has hit .286 in the past three years with the Yankees, and has averaged a little over 17 home runs during those years. With Austin Jackson waiting in the wings, will the Yankees sign Damon?
  • The Global Post has an excellent featured video on 15-year-old prospect Miguel Angel Sano from the Dominican Republic. His athletic build and smooth swing has all thirty teams pursuing him. With so many stories coming out about players giving the wrong age, it is hard not to be suspicious. But the video gives you a little background and his family reassures everyone that he is indeed 15-years-old. For what it's worth, I was convinced.
  • Right handed pitcher Shawn Chacon has signed with the Newark Bears. Chacon will join veterans Keith Foulke, Armando Benitez, Carl Everett, Jay Gibbons, Bobby Hill, and Pete Rose Jr. on the Bears roster.
  • "The Lastings Milledge Project" has taken a turn for the worst. Chico Harlan of the Washington Post says that Milledge and the Nationals have not had contact since his demotion last month. I suspect teams will follow him closely, especially after what Triple-A manager Tim Foli said: "You'd be pretty stupid to not understand how high the ceiling would be on a Lastings Milledge if he got it all together."

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.