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A Diamondbacks minor leaguer was released for suspected theft

Jul 3, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

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And the Ruben Rivera Award goes to . . . Dbacks’ minor league pitcher Anderson Placido!

The Diamondbacks released a minor-league pitcher after he was accused of stealing from a teammate, according to a published report . . . Hillsboro Hops manager J.R. House believes Placido sneaked into the clubhouse during a game to take the items, according to a story on

The other minor leaguers are all broke anyway, man. Go do the respectable thing and rob a bank or something. Gosh.

Rivera is still the all-time champ here. For those who don’t recall:

Early in 2002, the Yankees signed him as a free agent, but released him during spring training after Rivera took teammate Derek Jeter‘s glove and bat, and then sold them to a sports memorabilia dealer, reportedly for $2,500.

That’s moxie, my friends. Forward-thinking. If he had gotten away with it, Rivera’s haul would have appreciated nicely by now. What’s this Placido guy doing? Going after a low-A level player’s iPhone? Release the guy for lack of vision just as much as the theft.

  1. mybrunoblog - Jul 3, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Why release him? I think a more fitting punishment might be to call him up and let him actually have to play for the Dbacks.

  2. luz56 - Jul 3, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    And the hits just keep coming for the DBacks…… Too bad it’s not on the field during a game!

  3. maddog11896 - Jul 3, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    His punishment? Kirk Gibson will have someone throw at him

  4. drewsylvania - Jul 3, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    This is a dumb thing to do, but less dumb than if he were on a million-dollar contract, like Rivera was.

  5. stercuilus65 - Jul 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Hey Cam Newton got away with it.

  6. thenameisbootsy - Jul 4, 2014 at 5:56 PM


    You really seem to enjoy using “you guys” in your blog. It’s SUPER cute. Please stop.



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