26 Feb

box score bits

Nettleton’s Bill Hall, the veteran utility man vying for a roster spot with a loaded Los Angeles Angels club, went 2-for-4 with four RBIs today and is batting .375 so far this spring. … Ole Miss product Alex Yarbrough, just drafted by the Angels last summer and already on the top prospect charts, is also in the big league camp; he went 0-for-2 today. … Former Southwest Mississippi Community College standout Jarrod Dyson had a hit, two RBIs, two walks and two steals for Kansas City. … Joey Butler, a Moss Point native who played at UNO, is in Texas’ camp as a non-roster invitee and got his first hit, a double, today. He’s a 26-year-old outfielder with good minor league numbers. … Southern Miss product Brian Dozier has been playing second base (not shortstop) in Minnesota’s games; he had a hit and a run today. … Former Delta State left-hander Dusty Hughes picked up a win in relief for Atlanta, though he allowed three hits and a run in one inning. He’s got a 4.50 ERA this spring. … See where DSU alum Edwin Maysonet is in camp with the Chicago Cubs, trying to stick as backup infielder. … Former UM star Justin Henry, acquired from Detroit by Boston in an off-season trade, went 0-for-2 with two punchouts for the Red Sox. … Mississippi State alum Tyler Moore went 1-for-3 for Washington and is 2-for-11 this spring. … Taylorsville’s Billy Hamilton, the stolen base king, is just 1-for-6 for Cincinnati and has yet to steal a bag.

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

A long-time sports fan and 30-year newspaper veteran muses on all things baseball in Mississippi. Contact: mwchristens@gmail.com
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