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Revisiting the MLBTR Archives: August 2012

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Weíre a few weeks into August now, but better late than never, right? Itís time for another edition of our MLBTR Archives series, in <a href="http://www.ochomesnloans.com/andrew-norwell-jersey-c-1_33.html">http://www.ochomesnloans.com/andrew-norwell-jersey-c-1_33.html</a> which we look back at all the Yankees-related rumors and transactions from five years ago. On the morning of August 1st, 2012, the Yankees were 60-43 and 5.5 games up in the AL East. They had, however, lost nine of their previous 12 games.
The Yankees made two trades at the 2012 trade deadline, adding Ichiro Suzuki and Casey McGehee. They didnít address their rotation even though CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte had spent time on the disabled list, and others like Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia earned demotions. August transactions are typically small and August rumors are usually retrospective. We usually hear a lot about what could have happened at the deadline rather than what might happen now. Anyway, time to jump back in time to August 2012.
August 1st, 2012: Minor Moves: Jack Cust, Dewayne Wise
The Yankees have also released outfielders Colin Curtis and Ray Kruml according to Collins. The 27-year-old Curtis hit .186/.250/.288 in 64 plate appearances with New York in 2010.
At one point the Yankees had Ray Kruml and Austin Krum in the farm system. Donít ask me why I remember that. Both have been out of baseball for a while.
Curtis, meanwhile, is best remembered for his <a href="http://www.yadeos.com/kawann-short-jersey-c-1_10.html">http://www.yadeos.com/kawann-short-jersey-c-1_10.html</a> mid-at-bat pinch-hit home run a few years back. Brett Gardner was tossed for arguing balls and strikes, Curtis replaced him and inherited an 0-2 count, and socked his only career MLB home run off Scot Shields (!).
The Yankees released Curtis in 2012, he spent the rest of that season in an independent league, and that was that. Out of baseball since. I could have sworn I remember seeing something saying heís started coaching at the college level, but I canít seem to find anything now. I could be completely wrong.
August 2nd, 2012: Yankees Designate Ramiro Pena For Assignment
The Yankees have designated Ramiro Pena for assignment according to the transactions page at MLB.com. The move cleared room on the roster for the recently-acquired Casey McGehee.
Rakiní Ramiro was always a personal fave because he could play the hell out of shortstop, though he couldnít hit at all. Before getting called up for the first time, his best minor league season was a .266/.330/.357 line with Double-A Trenton in 2008. Pena cleared waivers and went to Triple-A, and has been bouncing around the minors ever since. He actually returned to the big leagues with the Giants last year, hitting .299/.330/.425 in 30 <a href="http://www.firestormkennel.com/jj-watt-jersey-c-1_18.html">J.J. Watt Authentic Jersey</a> games as bench bat. Who knew? Ramiro is currently hitting .216/.256/.243 in limited time for the Hiroshima Carp in Japan.

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