Saturday, August 20, 2011

Boise lands Palmer

6-time All-Star jumps to division rival

The Boise franchise has failed to make the playoffs in each of the past eight seasons. Now, they hope that a little money will go a long way towards fixing that. Actually, it's a lot of money.

The Drifters have announced the signing of 6-time All-Star shortstop Amp Palmer to a 5-year $65 million deal. The deal includes a $4 million bonus and a team option for the final year. The 32-year-old Palmer, who spent the past three seasons with Salt Lake City, had a .292/.349/.553 batting line last season with 39 homeruns, 134 RBI, 109 runs scored and 25 stolen bases.

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