Because I hate for a day to go by without at least one post, I’ll pass along thing little nugget: the M’s have purchased the contract of RHP Julien Tucker from the Quebec Capitales of the indy Northeast League. That’s not the Northern League, mind you, but the Northeast League. In any event, this is what we know about him: he’s Canadian and has spent 11 years toiling in the minors. This link will give you his career line entering the 2003 season, and this one from Baseball America will show you what he did last season in extremely limited work.
You shouldn’t get too excited about this, though it is worth noting that the M’s have had success finding solid players in the indy leagues — Bobby Madritsch, George Sherrill, Dustin Delucchi, Greg Jacobs — in the past year or so.