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Lorin and Pribanic, in Retrospect

lorin.pribanic.2009.jpgA lot of folks think that us broadcast/media types hear about roster moves before they happen, injuries before they’re announced and trades before they’re finalized.  While sometimes that is the case, it certainly wasn’t today when Brett Lorin and Aaron Pribanic were packaged as part of the deal that brought Jack Wilson and Ian Snell to Seattle via Pittsburgh.

I was actually in the midst of today’s broadcast in Lansing when the email hit my inbox.  Suddenly, I realized why Lorin was scratched from his start today.

Two hours later, I was saying goodbye to two-fifths of the LumberKings starting rotation while they took their bags off the bus and waited for a cab.  They both seemed shocked, yet excited to be included in a big-league trade.  They’re certainly going to a Pittsburgh system that’s starved for young, talented arms.  In the Seattle system, they were both just part of a wealth of pitching prospects.

Will the LumberKings miss Lorin and Pribanic?  No doubt.  It’s hard to replace a tandem that’s ranked fourth and 10th in the league in ERA (Lorin at 2.44, Pribanic at 3.22).  Will the Kings move on and continue to battle for a playoff spot?  Absolutely.

I have no official word yet to pass to you on who will be replacing Lorin and Pribanic, but that news should be coming tomorrow.  As soon as it’s ready for release, you can expect to see it here on the LumberBlog.

I thought a fitting goodbye for both would be to re-list their interviews from this season.  There’s one with Lorin in there from early April from before I was posting interviews daily, so it’s new to the net.

Good luck, gentlemen.


Lorin heads to DL, Hann now an All-Star

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Johnson Added as Lorin Hits DL

Catcher Tommy Johnson joins Clinton, right-hander Brett Lorin heads to disabled list


Cedar Rapids, IA – The Clinton LumberKings in conjunction with the Seattle Mariners have announced the addition of catcher Tommy Johnson to the 25-man roster.  Johnson arrives from Peoria, Arizona to replace right-hander Brett Lorin, who has been transferred to the seven-day disabled list.


Johnson was the Mariners’ 27th round pick in 2008 out of Marshall University.  He spent all of 2008 with short-season Pulaski, hitting .345 with eight doubles, a home run, 15 runs scored and 12 RBI in 36 games.


Lorin pitched last night in Cedar Rapids and took the loss, exiting after 5.0 innings with a groin strain.  Elected to the All-Star Game, Lorin is 4-4 with a 2.45 ERA in 14 starts with the LumberKings and leads the Midwest League in strikeouts (82) and innings pitched (80.2).


Johnson is in action with the club tonight and will wear #8.


Hann Replaces Lorin on All-Star Roster

Right-hander Cheyne Hann takes place of injured Brett Lorin on West roster


Cedar Rapids, IA – The Clinton LumberKings in conjunction with the Midwest League have announced the addition of LumberKings’ right-hander Cheyne Hann to the West Division roster for Tuesday’s Midwest League All-Star Game.  Hann replaces teammate Brett Lorin, who was moved to the seven-day disabled list today with an injured groin.


Hann is 2-0 with a bullpen-leading 1.72 ERA with Clinton this year.  He has converted three saves in three chances, walking just six batters while striking out 40 in 36.2 innings.


The West roster stands at 32 players with the addition of Hann.



Memorial Day Interview: Brett Lorin

brettlorin.jpgHappy Memorial Day!  It looks like some rain might be  putting a damper on our scheduled game against the Great Lakes Loons today, but I’ll post the pregame interview as usual.

Right-hander Brett Lorin lowered his ERA to 1.79 yesterday with another 6.0 innings of three-hit, one-run baseball.  The Cal State Long Beach product also beat the low-A affiliate of his favorite team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He’s first in the league in innings pitched (55.1), second in strikeouts (55) and third in ERA (1.79).  At this rate, he could be suiting up for the West Division in the All-Star Game.

Lorin is today’s pregame interview guest.  He’ll talk about the sharp outing, the dangerous Loons lineup, working with catcher Travis Howell (in college and now here in the pros) and what it would mean for him to be an All-Star, right at his own home park in Alliant Energy Field.

Listen Here:  Brett Lorin Interview 5.25.09.mp3