• Six former Senators were named to rosters for the upcoming World Baseball Classic: Brandon Phillips (USA), Shawn Hill (CAN), Jimmy VanOstrand (CAN), Shairon Martis (NL), Roger Bernadina (NL), and Danny Espinosa (MEX).
• Bryce Harper (’11) picked up his National League Rookie of the Year award at this past weekend’s BBWAA dinner in New York. He thanked GM Mike Rizzo, manager Davey Johnson, and the Lerners among others for giving him the opportunity, “It was always my dream and it was a dream come true to get to that level (professional baseball).”
• Shawn in Hagerstown catches up with Danny Rosenbaum (’11-’12) on his opportunity with the Colorado Rockies and his favorite places in the Eastern League (via Luke at Nationals Prospects)
• After losing his uniform number to newly acquired Denard Span, Roger Bernadina (’07-’08) announced that he’ll join last year’s Hot Stove guest of honor Frank Howard in Washington baseball lore wearing #33.
• Speaking of the Hot Stove Dinner, today is the last day to get tickets for this year’s edition on Saturday night at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. Guests slated to appear are Dave Trembley, Matt LeCroy, and Neil Weber. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling Emily Winslow at 231-4444 at extension 109.
Old Faces, New Places
• The Rockies signed 41-year old Miguel Batista (’93-’94) to a minor league deal that included an invitation to spring training
• After a disappointing 2012 season spent with the Orioles and Astros organizations, Armando Galarraga (’05) inked a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds
• Former Expos 1st round pick Clint Everts (’09) apparently impressed the Blue Jays enough since he was re-signed for a fourth season with Toronto