South Jersey Baseball:
Monday, August 16, 2004
By Bill Cook
The Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today that INF Caonabo Cosme has been transferred to the Columbus Clippers (AAA) of the International League. His roster spot will be left open for the time being.
Cosme, who was activated from the disabled list on August 5th with a strained hamstring, has a .308 BA, 1 HR, and 5 RBI in 14 games with the Thunder. He began the season with Triple-A Columbus in which he had a .248 BA, 3 HR, 32 RBI in 61 games for the Clippers.
The transfer of Cosme to Columbus comes in conjunction to the promotion of INF Andy Phillips to the New York Yankees. Phillips is filling the open roster spot due to the 4-game suspension of New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez.
Cosme, who was signed by the Yankees as a free agent in the off-season, played for the Tennessee Smokies (AA) of the Southern League in 2003. He was a Southern League All-Star last season batting .273, 6 HR, 45 RBI in 132 games for the St. Louis Cardinals affiliate. He was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Oakland Athletics (7/2/95).
Below are the 2004 statistics for Cosme…
The Thunder begin a four game series against the Norwich Navigators tonight with a double header beginning at 6:05 PM. Probable pitchers for game one are RHP Francisco Villegas (1-2, 6.23) for the Thunder against RHP Josh Habel (4-8, 4.35) for the Navigators. Probable starters for game two are RHP Rick Currier (4-4, 5.79) for the Thunder and Matt Palmer (3-7, 3.41).