A new article about rumors in the Italian Baseball League was up on Friday on the website of MONTEPASCHI GROSSETO. Let’s take a look at the new names on the hot stove market.
Parma: CARIPARMA denied a report about a potential transfer by starting pitcher Michael Jared Natale to DANESI NETTUNO. He now is expected to stay in Parma. Natale had a 5-7 record and an ERA of 3.46 in 15 games (13 starts) during the regular season. He struck out 78 in 93.2 innings pitched, while walking 30. Opponents batted .255 against him.
Nettuno: The runner up in the Italian Championship in the past two years is still looking for a new manager. Some candidates were discussed on Baseball.it, including former NETTUNO and National Team manager Giampiero Faraone, internal solutions like Guglielmo Trinci or Alberto D’Auria, the former major leaguer and current pitcher Giovanni Carrara (8-2, ERA 2.35, 72.2 IP, 49 SO, 23 BB) and ANZIO manager Carlo Morville. NETTUNO also still has not confirmed if the foreign players Luis Ugueto (AVG .289/OBP .402/SLG .337), Carlos Duran (.233/.309/.366) and Nelson Cruz (5-3, ERA 2.25, 76 IP, 65 SO, 28 BB) will return in 2009.