Dodgers Add Another Catcher To The Farm

Evan ChavezContributor IAugust 1, 2009

MARYVALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 26:  Vinny Rottino #10  poses for a photo during the Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training Photo Day at Maryvale Baseball Park on February 26, 2008 in Maryvale, Arizona.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Claudio Vargas was traded to the Brewers for Catcher Vinny Rottino. If any of you were at the 2007 Triple-A All-Star Fiesta in Albuquerque, you might remember him. Rottino is expected to report to Double-A Chattanooga. The Dodgers have a bunch of good catchers in the system, and we can add Rottino to the list of names like A J Ellis, Kenley Jensen, and Lucas May.

Dodgers Triple-A News

The Albuquerque Isotopes win three out of four games against Oklahoma Red Hawks.  The Isotopes are now 58-48, and this keeps the Isotopes in first place, 3.5 games in front of the Red Hawks in the PCL American South. The month of July was a good month for the Isotopes with a record of 19-10.

The Isotopes head to Nashville for a four game series, and then return home on Wednesday to face Portland.

Doug Mientkiewicz finished his four game rehab here in Albuquerque. Mientkiewicz went 6-for-18 in four games at DH for the Isotopes. Mientkiewicz knocked in six runs and had one home run.

He had a nice hit in the first inning tonight to the left center gap. Mientkiewicz is another big name the Dodgers have sent to Albuquerque.

Jaimie Hoffmann hit a triple tonight to bring his hitting streak to 17 games. That is the longest hitting streak in Isotopes history. Hoffmann is hitting .302 with 28 RBI and 5 home runs while with the Albuquerque Isotopes.

Tony Abreu leads the Isotopes in batting average with .339. He has been hitting lead off for the Isotopes and has hit three home runs at the lead off spot. Abreu has six home runs and 31 RBI with the Isotopes.
Charlie Haeger leads the Isotopes pitching staff with ten wins. Haeger has pitched 134 innings and has a 3.74 ERA.
Travis Schlichting was put on the DL with back problems.
Brent Leach Joined the Isotopes yesterday. Leach made his first appearance with the Isotopes tonight. He pitched 1.1 innings waled two and struck out two.
Cory Wade also pitched tonight. wade went one inning and gave a one hit no runs.


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