Ponson is officially a free agent

This isn’t exactly breaking news but, officially, Sir Sidney Ponson became a free agent on Wednesday.

We reported last Sunday that he had  been released by the Royals. Now the paper work is done. General manager Dayton Moore told us that Ponson decided against considering a stint with Triple-A Omaha and will take his chances elsewhere

Ponson was just 1-7 and his ERA was 7.36 when the Royals designated him for assignment. Manager Trey Hillman liked his stuff and his work ethic was reported to be good but he just wasn’t getting the job done.

The Royals, by the way, will have to make a roster move on Thursday morning to clear the way for Gil Meche’s return off the disabled list. He’ll start Thursday afternoon at Minnesota.

–Dick Kaegel

One comment

  1. wheelerrob

    Help is on the way slowly but surely, there are 3 very talented relief pitchers here in Burlington, IA, Thompson, Hardy and Bowden are excellent prospects, last months draft was only the 3rd draft for Dayton Moore so even though its frustrating, patience will pay off

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