South Jersey Baseball:
Saturday, May 1, 2004
By Dan Loney
The Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today that INF Andy Phillips has been transferred from Trenton to Columbus (AAA) of the International League and that RHP Ramon Ramirez has been transferred from Columbus to Trenton.
Phillips, who has been coming back from a groin injury in Spring Training, has a .357 BA, 4 HR and 16 RBI in 10 games for the Thunder. He missed most of the 2003 season with an elbow injury, playing just 17 games with a .209 batting average.
Phillips is a member of the N.Y. Yankees 40-man roster. He hit a home run in his first two games for Trenton against the Portland Sea Dogs. Phillips had a 5-RBI game and a 4-RBI game in back-to-back contests for the Thunder earlier this week against Binghamton.
Ramirez has gone 0-3 in four starts with Columbus with an 8.50 ERA. He pitched for Tampa, Trenton and Columbus during 2003, posting a 1-1 record with the Thunder and a 1.69 ERA. His last start for Columbus was on Wednesday against Toledo, when he allowed three runs (two earned) over six innings with no walks and six strikeouts.
Below are the 2004 stats for both players and Ramirez stats with Trenton during 2003…
The Thunder continue their series with Akron this afternoon at Waterfront Park. Game time is 1:35 PM. It will be the final rehab game for N.Y. Yankees OF Kenny Lofton. Lofton was 0-for-3 in his first rehab game on Friday.
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