Braves Give Corcoran A Shot At Japan

Former Lookout Was Having Strong Season At Gwinnett

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - by David Jenkins
Tim Corcoran in 2009.
Tim Corcoran in 2009.
- photo by Tim Evearitt
Pitching well at the age of 33, it seemed puzzling on the surface when Gwinnett released Tim Corcoran last week. The right-hander, who got a taste of the majors with Tampa Bay from 2005-07, was 3-4, 2.98 with the G-Braves when he drew his release.

Turns out, Corcoran was able to land a lucrative deal to pitch in Japan, but clubs have to do things a certain way to transfer the contract.  Chattanooga has been among Corcoran's stops in recent years...

Alex Wood did not wear glasses in his first MLB appearance, but did in his second.  In between, the Braves learned he had trouble seeing the signs at night, so the glasses were a necessity.

It could have been worse.
 In the 90s, the Cincinnati Reds drafted a talented high school outfielder named John Oliver in the first round of the '96 draft and in 41 games, he hit only .203 with an alarming seven errors. An off-season trip to the eye doctor revealed he esstentially had night blindness,  condition that didn't reveal itself because his high school team always played day games.

Oliver and the Reds parted ways by 1999 and he was out of baswball a year later....

Brandon Beachy's final rehab start will be Thursday for Gwinnett in Louisville. 

TUESDAY GAMES

CLASS AAA

Gwinnett (28-39) 9, Columbus 2


WP:  Poveda (5-3) 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K.
(Note: Dice-K starts for Columbus, blister problems in 3rd: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K)
Terdoslavich 1-4, 2 R, HR (12th), 2 RBI, SB; Mejia 2-5, R, 2 RBI; Janish 2-4, R, RBI; Cunningham 2-3, 2 R, RBI.

CLASS AA

Pensacola 7, Mississippi (35-30) 3

SP: Northcraft 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER,4 BB, 5 K. LP: Thomas 1.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER,, 1 BB, 1 K.
Brewer 1-4, HR (1st), RBI; Marrero 3-4, 3B, R; Pedroza 1-2, 2B; Martinez 2-4 (.311).

ADVANCED CLASS A

Winston-Salem 7, Lynchburg (33-30) 3

LP: B.Sims (0-1) 4 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 7 K. Bullock 2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Kubitza 2-4, 2B, HR (6th), RBI; Lipka 2-4, 2 SB; Landoni 2-4, 2B. .

CLASS A

Rome (35-29) 4, Lexington 1

WP: B. Garcia (5-0) 3 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 5 K. SP: W. Perez 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K. Simmons (Save, 18).
Elander 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI (58); Hyams 2-3, R (.321); Kalenkosky 2-4, HR (6th), RBI.

DSL SHORT-SEASON


DSL Braves (3-6) 10, DSL Brewers 6

WP: Paulino (1-0) 5 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K. Jesus Jones 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R,0 BB,1 K.
Chin 4-5, 2B, R, 3 RBI; Tielman 1-5, R, RBI; Estevez 1-3, R.




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