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Ryan Soares promoted to Lakeland

April 12, 2011

Ryan Soares

Middle infielder Ryan Soares was promoted from extended spring training to the Lakeland Flying Tigers Monday.

Soares, 23, appeared in 38 games with the Connecticut Tigers in 2010, finishing the season with a .220 batting average, .248 on-base percentage and .283 slugging percentage.  He hit one home run and collected eight RBI during his time in Connecticut.

On defense, Soares committed six errors while splitting time between shortstop and second base.

He was the Tigers’ 36th round pick in the 2010 draft.


Opening Day Assignments

April 6, 2011

Here are the opening day assigments for last year’s Connecticut Tigers:

Toledo Mud Hens (Triple-A):

Robbie Weinhardt, RHP

Erie SeaWolves (Double-A):


Lakeland Flying Tigers (Advanced Single-A):

Matt Little, RHP
Julio Rodriguez, C
Eric Roof, C
Shawn Teufel, LHP

West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A):

Josue Carreno, RHP
Patrick Cooper, RHP
Antonio Cruz, LHP
Ryan Enos, OF
Jeff Ferrell, RHP
Ramon Lebron, RHP
Dixon Machado, SS
Clemente Mendoza, RHP
P.J. Polk, OF
James Robbins, 1B
Jeff Rowland, OF
Michael Torrealba, RHP

Extended Spring Training:

Brett Anderson, SS
Josh Ashenbrenner, 3B/2B
Tyler Clark, RHP
Drew Gagnier, RHP
Rayni Guichardo, LHP
Kevan Hess, RHP
Logan Hoch, LHP
Patrick Lawson, RHP
Tim Mowry, RHP
Alexander Nunez, 2B
Wilsen Palacios, RHP
Matt Perry, 3B/1B
Luis Angel Sanz, RHP
Brennan Smith, RHP
Les Smith, OF
Ryan Soares, SS/2B
Tyler White, RHP

No longer with Tigers organization:

Brandon Barrow, LHP
Lance Baxter, LHP
Sean Finefrock, RHP
Tyson Kendrick, C
Matt Mansilla, OF
Miguel Mejia, RHP
Chris Sedon, 2B
Chao-Ting Tang, OF
Londell Taylor, OF

Four former CT Tigers released

October 14, 2010’s Mark Anderson is reporting that the Tigers have released former Connecticut Tigers Tyson Kendrick, Chris Sedon, Chao-Ting Tang and Londell Taylor.

Three new players join Connecticut Tigers

August 30, 2010

Shortstop Dixon Machado and right-handed pitchers Wilsen Palacios and Jeff Ferrell were re-assigned from the Gulf Coast League Tigers to the Connecticut Tigers Monday.

All three players were called up after the GCL Tigers failed to qualify for the playoffs, finishing their season with a 30-28 record.

Machado, 18, appeared in 43 games for the GCL Tigers, hitting .261 and slugging .321 in 165 at bats.  The scouting report on his profile says he has above-average speed and defensive abilities.

Palacios, 20, had a 2.79 ERA with 58 strikeouts and 11 walks in 61.1 innings pitched. says he throws a plus fastball and an above-average slider.

Ferrell, 19, had a 3.14 ERA with 57 strikeouts and 12 walks in 57.1 innings pitched.

Brandon Barrow assigned to Connecticut

August 21, 2010

Left-handed pitcher Brandon Barrow, 21, was assigned to the Connecticut Tigers Thursday after signing a minor league free agent contract with the Detroit Tigers.

Barrow spent time earlier this season with the Burlington Bees, the Midwest League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.  He was originally selected in the tenth round of the 2007 draft by the Florida Marlins.

Kendrick re-joins Connecticut Tigers

August 20, 2010

Catcher Tyson Kendrick was re-assigned from the Erie SeaWolves to the Connecticut Tigers Friday.

Tyson Kendrick promoted to Double-A

August 16, 2010

Tyson Kendrick was promoted from the Connecticut Tigers to the Erie SeaWolves Monday.

The 22-year-old catcher played sparingly in his time with Connecticut, receiving only 19 at bats in ten games played.