Thursday, March 11, 2010

Import Report: Lions

Unless something changes, the Lions will be starting the season with only three of their four import allocations filled.

Here are the players they've signed:

Luther Hackman: Here's a brief bio on Hackman, from a previous post.

Jerome Williams: Starting pitcher Williams began his MLB career in 2003 with the San Francisco Giants. After having two strong years in the bay area he was acquired by the Chicago Cubs, where he spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons. In 2007 he made six starts for the Washington Nationals but had difficulty matching the success he enjoyed earlier in his career. Since then he has spent time in the Independent League and on the AAA teams of the LA Dodgers and Oakland Athletics.

Marshall McDougall: McDougall has spent most of his career in the minor league systems of five different MLB clubs. In 2005, his lone big league season, the infielder appeared in 18 games for the Texas Rangers. Expect to see McDougall playing at third base for the Lions this year.

Note: I posted earlier about the Lions acquiring pitcher Matt White. I first read about the signing back on Jan 3rd in a Mandarin news article and it certainly seemed like it was credible enough to mention. Unfortunately I haven't heard or seen anything about the player during spring training. His wikipedia entry (yes, I know this doesn't mean much) claims he is currently a Lions player. To be honest, I have no idea what's going on with this guy.

1 comment:

  1. Great Blog! I wish you would have had this back in 2007 when my husband played there. I know the families of the foreign players will enjoy seeing your site. Best of luck to the Lions this year.