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. 



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.


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).


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. .


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 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.

Ellis Tops Southern All-Star Finale At Talladega Short Track

"The Ditch-Digger" Derek Ellis of Chatsworth, Ga., outran fourth-starting Michael Page to emerge victorious in Saturday night's 40-lap 2016 Southern All Star series finale at Talladega Short Track across from NASCAR's Superspeedway. Ellis in his #  99 'AutoZone, Base Racing Fuels, and Ellis Contracting" sponsored Longhorn / Vic Hill powered Super Late ... (click for more)

Dalton State Golfers Jump To Sixth In Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. –  Oklahoma City claimed nine of 10 first-place votes to remain No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll. The defending national champions have been the top-ranked NAIA team for four-straight polls.    Texas Wesleyan earned the remaining first-place vote. British Columbia was third and followed by Wayland Baptist, Victoria,  ... (click for more)

Fire Displaces Family Of 7; Blaze Ruled Accidental

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire on Saturday afternoon that displaced a family of seven. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 4:11 p.m. and responded to 3308 Dodson Ave. with five fire companies. Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said heavy fire was showing when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. As additional firefighters ... (click for more)

Clarence Ross, Leshawn Witherow Shot On Walden Avenue Friday Afternoon

Chattanooga Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Friday afternoon at the 6300 block of Walden Avenue.  Clarence Ross, 41, And Leshawn Witherow, 40, suffered non-life threatening injuries.  Hamilton County EMS transported both victims to a local hospital for treatment.  There is no suspect information at this time.  Investigators with ... (click for more)

Where Is The Speed Control On Our Highways? - And Response (2)

I am teaching my 15-year-old to drive in the North Georgia and Chattanooga area. I have warned her of the dangers of exceeding the speed limit both as a hazard to herself and in terms of receiving a ticket. What a liar I am.  Have you driven on the local freeways and highways recently? I never see any highway patrolmen helping to reduce speeding or pulling over those who ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Vol Is Worth $521,854

The definition for the term “fair market value,” this from the IRS tax code, “is the price at which the property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or to sell and both having reasonable knowledge of relevant facts.” So a recent article in Business Insider has just revealed a University of Tennessee scholarship ... (click for more)