Posted by disappointmentzone on 28 July 2006
Andy Marte is has been promoted to the Indians. Vazquez has been sent down. Aaron Boone is still with the club. He will likely be here until the August trade deadline.
Not to be lost in all the uproar over Marte finally making the club is that Kevin Kouzmanoff has been promoted from AA Akron to AAA Buffalo. You may not have heard of Kouzmanoff because he’s been stuck in Akron this season behind Marte. Until only about two weeks ago Kouzmanoff was batting over .400 for the season. His average has dropped a bit as of late, but it’s still an outstanding .384. He’s hit 18 doubles and 15 home runs and has walked 22 times against only 33 strikeouts. This will be a good preview for the front office to see what Kouzmanoff can do against better pitching and if a position change might be required to get him to the majors faster (he plays 3B).