View Full Version : Braves sign Joe Thurston
12-18-2009, 02:20 PM
Haven't seen this reported anywhere else. This goes into the "Why? :headscratch:" category.
St Louis Today (http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/commishs-hot-stove/commishs-hot-stove/cardinal-beat-updates/2009/12/thurston-signs-with-atlanta-braves/)
12-18-2009, 02:38 PM
More minor league depth? He has an invite to spring training. No idea if he would accept an assignment to the minors. This could just be a try out...
12-18-2009, 03:18 PM
probably just an insurance premium for a middle infielder bench option. Just in case diory or others don't hack it in spring training and get sent back down.
12-18-2009, 03:50 PM
Off the top of my head the backup infielders will be Infante and who knows. Add another option to who knows. Boring signing but a necessary signing.
12-18-2009, 04:13 PM
"Here you go, Joe. Put your stuff in this locker, here...and tear off that sticker that says 'Chris Burke.' Welcome to Gwinnett."
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