With a pair of doubleheaders on the docket, there was quite a bit of minor league action on Saturday…
Rangers swap minor leaguers with Red Sox
Haigwood, 23, was designated for assignment last week. Originally acquired from the Phillies last season, the southpaw went 1-2 with a 3.63 ERA in 12 starts for the Double-A Frisco in 2006.
In just two full seasons in the Red Sox organization, the 25-year-old Shoemaker had earned a reputation as a "spot-starter extraordinaire". Shoemaker has made appearances at Single-A, Double-A, and Triple-A in each of the last two seasons.
The San Diego State product works with a fastball and a slider to go along with a curveball and a changeup. Shoemaker's slider is considered his best pitch.
The 6-foot-4 Shoemaker made 16 appearances – 15 starts – with the High-A Greenville Drive in 2005. Shoemaker posted a 3.50 ERA over 79.2 innings. He allowed 76 hits, walked 36, and struck out 69.
Shoemaker spent most of his time with High-A Wilmington in 2006, going 9-2 with a 4.05 earned run average in 73.1 innings. He also made three starts for Double-A Portland and two for Triple-A Pawtucket.
The right-hander began this season with Double-A Portland and has been pitching out of the bullpen.
Shoemaker will join the High-A Bakersfield Blaze.
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