|06-09-2011, 05:32 AM||#1|
High Plains Drifter
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Red (Neck) Deer, Alberta
Houston Astros draft paralyzed player
Talk about a classy move by the Astros.
Of the 50 names, most unfamiliar, in the Astros’ draft class, there is one story that stands out beyond the others. Buddy Lamothe, the 40th-round pick, will never play for the Astros.
The San Jacinto College star reliever, was paralyzed in a swimming accident in San Marcos last month, and the Astros drafted him as a nice gesture to a devastated family.
The Vermont native had left home for Texas, where he had begun the season with an 0.86 ERA only to have it end in tragic fashion.
The Astros weren’t the only team to make such a gesture. The Rangers spent their 33rd-round pick on Johnathan Taylor, the University of Georgia outfielder who was paralyzed in an outfield collision with Rangers second-round pick Zach Cone.
Perhaps someone here knows more about this but if they placed him on the roster at A, AA or AAA level would he not get the minimum minor league wage in addition to league health benefits? It could be there's a need to pass the physical though.
I'd rather be dragging a club than clubbing in drag.
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