Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ryan Drese Traded to Arizona

Millennium League Champs Arizona wasted no time in upgrading their pitching staff for the 2004 season by trading for starting pitcher Ryan Drese. The D-Backs sent the Phillies catcher Damian Miller and a fifth round draft pick for Drese.

Drese was selected in the 16th round of the 2001 draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and finished with a 4-1 mark and a 3.13 ERA in 37 innings. He was released at the end of the season and was then re-drafted in the 15th round by Philly for the 2003 campaign. However, he did not see any playing time last season.
Arizona's Damian Miller has been with the D-Backs for the past four seasons and has three World Series rings. In 374 games, Miller has hit 39 homers and has a career .235 batting average.

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