Wednesday, July 30, 2008

LaTroy Hawkins Traded to Astros

Recently DFA'd LaTroy Hawkins has been traded to the Houston Astros for Matt Cusick. Cusick is a 22 year old second baseman currently in A-ball. I don't know what level he will play at for the Yankees, but here is some background info on him: He was a tenth-round pick out USC in 2007. While at USC, he had an OPS over .800 all three years he played there, including a .970 OPS his second year. Last year he had an .807 OPS in 92 games at Low-A. So far in High-A this year, he has an .832 OPS.