Baseball Prospectus prospect guru Kevin Goldstein brings us the following nugget from a scout on recent Braves signee Edward Salcedo:
"I saw where you wrote that he'd be around No. 5 on your Braves list, and that's way too low. He's not a shortstop, but he has a hose and huge power. Get ready for that guy."
Reader NickS kindly confirms that this scout does indeed use "hose" to refer to Salcedo's cannon of a right arm. You heard the scout. Get ready. Maybe one of the scoutier types around here can tell me what's meant by a "hose." Maybe his arm (which is said to be very, very strong)? Whatever it means, it sounds dangerous.
In far more pointless minor-league news, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star tells us the Braves refused their right to take back lefty Edgar Osuna, whom the Royals selected in the Rule 5 Draft. Osuna allowed 12 earned runs in 10 innings this spring, so it's not like the Braves miss him much; if they thought highly of him, they'd have protected him in the first place.