Saturday, February 03, 2007

Robles Shipped, Bigbie Equipped

The Dodgers' website reports that Oscar Robles is returning to the Mexican League, while Larry Bigbie has been invited to Spring Training camp.

Robles played with the Dodgers in 2005 and 2006, playing in 110 games in his first season (.272BA) but only 29 games last year (.152BA). He spent most of the year in Las Vegas with the 51's. Robles sounded pretty classy on the way out, saying "I just want to thank the Dodgers for giving me the chance to play in the Major Leagues."

Bigbie is known for spending time on the DL, having played spottily for the Orioles since coming up in 2001. He peaked in 2003 with a .303 batting average and 9 home runs, followed that up with a .280BA and 15 home runs in 2004, but then settled down around a .230BA, leading him to be dealt to the Rockies midway through 2005. He made some appearances with the Cardinals last year but only batted .240 with no HRs. Not exactly the power bat we were looking for, but what the heck, it's only an invitation.