July 30, 2004

Floyd called up to Scranton

RHP Gavin Floyd was promoted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre today after going 8 2/3 innings and coming within one out of his second straight complete game last night against Harrisburg.

Floyd was 7-7 in Reading with an ERA of 2.57, second best in the Eastern League.

Ruiz featured
Our main man, Reading catcher Carlos Ruiz, is the subject of a column by long-time Reading Eagle sports writer Tony Zonca. To quote:

All of a sudden the Phillies' catching closet isn't so bare (which was why they drafted three catchers in the June draft's first 10 rounds).

"If you grade out his tools - arm strength, hitting ability, receiving ability - he is a major league prospect, at least as a backup catcher," Phillies manager Greg Legg offered. "The key thing with him is to be able to stay healthy and get the opportunity to be the No. 1 catcher for a long time."

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