The Carousel Continues

In what has already become a comical and absurd situation, more catcher moves have left me without a roommate, again.  Yes, for those of you keeping score at home, this brings the count to four.  The running joke in Cedar Rapids was “if you want to be promoted to Rancho, room with Rosey,” after my losing three roommates to promotion in about four weeks.  Apparently, the joke might be rekindled here, as my roommate of two days, Flint Wipke, was sent to Arkansas (Double-A), after another catcher was placed on the disabled list with a concussion.  In addition to my roommate transactions, I would not be surprised if the Angels lead professional baseball with the greatest number of transactions made throughout their entire organization.

Just as an example, Alberto Rosario, young prospect who is supposed to be the starting catcher in Orem (Advanced Rookie), began his season out of extended spring training in Rancho, and has been bouncing back and forth between Rancho, Salt Lake City (Triple-A) ever since.  His latest travels have him rejoining us from Salt Lake, where he was there for three days to cover Tim Duff’s spot, who went to be with his wife for the birth of their child.  This is Rosario’s third time with Rancho this season.  Once again, as I discussed in a previous post, I reiterate the importance of keeping relationships with teammates and coaches that are at a professional level, because you never know when someone is leaving.

The team has been playing well, as we have won six of our last seven, and hold a share of first place as we begin a three-game series at home with Stockton (Oakland Athletics affiliate) tomorrow.  My rehab is progressing, although it is not as fast as I like (but those things never progress as fast as anyone wants).  A knee brace was ordered for me today to provide lateral stability, and will allow me to get back to active status faster.  I hope to be playing again by the beginning of August.


One Response to “The Carousel Continues”

  1. Coach Alteri Says:

    Great to hear all is well with you Christopher! Your success does not surprise me. Hard work breeds success. I wish your organization good luck in the playoffs(you gotta love Scioscia). Have a great off-season. Let me know when you’re back up north.


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