May 31, 2013
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players. Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers: Estrada and Milwaukee are probably glad that May concluded Friday. The Brewers finished the month 6-22 while sinking to the bottom of the National League's Central Division. Estrada, a right-hander and a former All-Western State Conference honoree at Glendale Community College, has pitched reasonably well in his last two starts for the Brewers.
January 16, 2009
GLENDALE — Major League Baseball pitcher Brandon McCarthy, a Glendale native, re-signed with the Texas Rangers on Thursday. McCarthy avoided an arbitration hearing with the team, signing a one-year deal reportedly worth $650,000. The 25-year-old hurler is a four-year Major League veteran, having compiled a 13-20 record with a 4.54 earned-run average in two seasons with the Chicago White Sox and the last two seasons with the Rangers. He was aquired from the White Sox for pitchers John Danks, Nick Masset and Jacob Rasner.
August 15, 2002
Hamlet Nalbandyan His last outing was promising, but as Wednesday's performance goes to show, Jim Parque still has a long way to go if he hopes to find a spot in the starting rotation next year for the Chicago White Sox. The former Crescenta Valley High standout lasted just 1 1/3 Wednesday in his second start of the season after suffering a partially torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder last season. After a couple stints at triple-A Charlotte earlier this season, the left-handed Parque returned Aug. 8 to beat the Anaheim Angels after throwing a strong 5 1/3 innings to earn his first win since Sept.
August 2, 2007
For the third time in as many seasons, former Glendale Community College standout Jason Botts got the call up to the big club. Botts was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday and was immediately thrown into the lineup, as he was the starting designated hitter, batting fourth in the Rangers' 9-6 road win against the Cleveland Indians. For the most part, it was a forgettable 2007 debut for the former Vaquero. He went 0 for five with one run batted in and three strikeouts.
July 20, 2005
Glendale Community College alumnus Jason Botts was known for his brute strength when he donned a Vaquero jersey. He transferred his power to the Texas Rangers' minor league affiliates, as he racked up impressive power numbers throughout his five-year stint in the minors. Now, the former Vaquero product has a chance to display his talents in the majors. Texas called up the switch-hitting Botts from the triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks on Saturday, when the Rangers discovered that starting center fielder Laynce Nix would be forced to go the disabled list with a sore left shoulder.
October 2, 2009
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players . Freddy Sanchez (Glendale Community College, 1998) San Francisco Giants infielder: When Sanchez, a three-time All-Star and 2006 National League batting champion, was dealt to San Francisco from the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 29, things seemed upbeat. Instead, Sanchez suffered a pair of injuries, including a season-ending knee injury suffered last month. To make matters worse, the Giants (86-73)
September 12, 2007
GLENDALE — The following are updates on the area’s Major League Baseball players. Freddy Sanchez (Glendale Community College, 1998) infielder, Pittsburgh Pirates: The 2006 National League batting champion is enjoying quite a September. Sanchez, a two-time All-Star, entered Tuesday’s home game against the Milwaukee Brewers batting .350 (14 for 40) in 10 September games. He’s recorded two-or-more hits in five of those contests. Sanchez entered Tuesday’s game batting .313 (173 for 552)