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Notebook
dump during a power outage delay (literally, in this case) . . .
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Eleanor
Czajka’s annual Rangers Draft Page, always worth bookmarking, is now up at http://www.dickiethon.com/eczajka/draft_2009.htm.  There you’ll find photos, scouting
reports, and other information on many of the players Texas drafted this
week.

 

Eleanor has
also loaded Ryan Tatusko’s latest “Back Field Diaries”
entry.

 

Ian Kinsler,
who had a six-hit game this year, is now 6 for his last
35. 

 

C.J. Wilson
has had four bad outings out of 27 this season, at least based on his line
scores.  What do they have in common?  All four came on the second day of
back-to-back days of work.  

 

Justin
Thompson was named pitching coach at Short-Season A Spokane, filling the
position vacated when Jeff Andrews was elevated from Spokane to Frisco, where
Joe Slusarski had been dismissed last month as the RoughRiders’ pitching coach.
 This will be Thompson’s first professional coaching position.  Spokane opens its season
next Saturday.

 

Twenty-nine-year-old
lefthander Ryan O’Malley, the former Cubs pitcher who showed up as a Frisco
acquisition a couple weeks ago, is apparently joining the RoughRiders as an
assistant pitching coach.

 

Rangers
minor league award winners for May: Hickory
lefthander Yoon-Hee Nam (Pitcher of the Month), Frisco outfielder
Mitch Moreland (Player of the Month), and Bakersfield catcher Jose
Felix.

 

Nam was one of
six Crawdads selected to appear in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game,
joined by lefthander Martin Perez, catcher Doug Hogan, infielder Erik Morrison,
and outfielders Mike Bianucci and David Paisano.  No team in the league has a
larger contingent.

 

Lefthander
Miguel De Los Santos so far in the Dominican Summer League: six innings, one
hit, two walks, 16 strikeouts.  So only two outs recorded on balls in play?  Not
exactly.  He’s had three.  In his last outing, on Monday, he had the rare
two-inning, seven-strikeout performance.  One of his victims reached safely on a
third-strike wild pitch.

 

Think
sending Chris Davis to AAA would be a drastic move?  Maybe so, but the Angels
optioned second baseman Howie Kendrick today.  The 25-year-old is a career .294
hitter in about 1,200 plate appearances, but hitting just .231 this
year.

 

Vladimir
Guerrero has five extra-base hits in 101 at-bats.  That’s two more than Cubs
pitcher Carlos Zambrano has in 30 at-bats.

 

Yahumara
Hernandez Manzo, the daughter of Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, is four months
older than Rangers first-round pick Matt Purke.
 

 

Cincinnati reliever
Nick Masset gave up nine hits as a Ranger, over 8.2 innings in
2006.

 

He’s allowed
eight hits this year, in 23.2 Reds innings.

 

Reliever
Brendan Donnelly for AAA Round Rock in the Houston system: four earned runs (2.04 ERA) on
14 hits and five walks in 17.2 innings, fanning 16.  Two of five inherited
runners have scored.

 

Still no
sign of Derrick Turnbow anywhere.

 

The Rangers
have reportedly released reliever Kazuo Fukumori, who has apparently returned to
Japan with plans to rejoin the
Rakuten Eagles.

 

Former
Rangers farmhand Craig Frydendall is the new pitching coach for Hutchinson Community
College, having served as pitching coach the last two seasons
for Neosho
County Community College.  Both schools are in
Kansas.

 

No Rangers
draft picks on the eight teams at the College World Series.  Bad if you were
hoping to get a quick peek at some of the players, but good from the standpoint
that it won’t postpone negotiations.

 

Two (well,
four) new additions for the Newberg Report Night
auction:

 

* A pizza
party for 20 at the awesome Durkin’s Pizza (eight large pizzas, cheese bread,
sodas, and a case of beer).

 

* Three
separate opportunities to visit Chuck Morgan’s control room during the ballgame
that night.

 

All proceeds
go to charity.

 

For those of
you who are Little League parents: We’re brainstorming on doing something other
than trophies for the T-Ball team this year.  Any
ideas?

 

 

You can read more from Jamey
Newberg
at www.NewbergReport.com.

 

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