Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Beau playing ball again!

This is a follow up on a blog I wrote a few days ago about one of my favorite minor league baseball players Beau Torbert. Beau was an All-Star in 2006 at Salem in the Carolina League and in 2007 in the Texas League at Corpus Christi. Torbert also played last year in AAA Round Rock. My earlier blog stated Beau had been released by the Astros organization.

Beau will continue to play ball, signing April 1st with Sioux Falls Canaries of the independent American Association league. Here is a link to the news from the Canaries website. No, it is not the major leagues which Beau inched closer too last year moving thru AA and into AAA. AAA being the last stop before the Majors. The move is not into organizational ball and is probably a step or two down from where he was playing last year. However, it is a job playing the game he loves to play. The chance still exist someone in organized ball will pick him up. His dream is still alive. He gets to play and stay in baseball shape. Beau also gets a chance to prove to people he can play!

The issue isn't Beau can't play the Astros admitted he can. They just didn't have a place for him. The signing of Reggie Abercrombie, who has some major league experience I believe and Yordany Ramirez who is on the 40 man roster didn't leave much room in Round Rock. Victor Diaz and Nick Gorneault filling in as the other two outfielders in Round Rock. In AA Corpus Christi the Astros needed to move up prospects Mitch Einertson, last years Carolina League MVP and highly regard Eli Iorg. Hopefully, a spot will open up for Beau with an organization which gives Beau a chance to play.

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