Let's hope it is only temporary, but former Quebec Capitales (Can-Am League) right-handed reliever Jeff Harris was optioned by the Seattle Mariners' to AAA Tacoma Wednesday night.
Harris, who made the Mariners' opening day roster, had appeared in three games before being sent down. He pitched 3 1/3 innings, allowing two earned runs and striking out one.
The California native played for Quebec in 2004 and 2003. He also played for Chico, CA when it was in the Western League from 2001 through 2002. His best Independent season, statistically speaking, came in 2003 when he won nine games (three complete games), struck out 119, and yielded a 2.51 earned run average for the Capitales de Quebec.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Former chief spokesman for Major League Baseball Commissioners Bowie Kuhn and Peter Ueberroth. Six years as publicity director for the Kansas City Royals, and a background in newspaper, radio and television. Started Wirz & Associates, a sports PR and consulting firm, in 1985. Has written extensively on Independent Baseball since 2003.