Angels Release Josh Davies


Josh Davies at Fitch Park against the Mesa Cubs on August 1, 2004.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels have issued a press release announcing that Aussie infielder Josh Davies has been released by the Angels. Rancho Cucamonga Quakes infielder Tadd Brewer has been reassigned to Cedar Rapids.

Part of the fun of doing FutureAngels.com all these years is documenting the progress of a young player from the moment he begins playing professional baseball.

I first saw Josh Davies play in 2004 minor league spring training camp. He was 18 years old, halfway around the world from home and in the other hemisphere. When I returned to Mesa in August, I filmed his first professional home run, hit on August 1st at Fitch Park against the Mesa Cubs. Click Here to watch Josh’s first professional homer.

After the game, I returned to the hotel and posted the video on FutureAngels.com. The next day, I received an e-mail from Josh’s father. He wrote that he’d watched the video in Australia over the Internet, and that he never would have seen this if it wasn’t for FutureAngels.com and Internet technology.

Moments like that make all the time and expense worthwhile.

2 Comments

I just heard this for the first time. What were the reasons for releasing him?

The press release didn’t say. Presumably the Angels decided they wanted to go with someone else. But it gives Josh an opportunity to latch on with 29 other organizations, or with independent ball.

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