Monday, January 25, 2016

Athlete Updates

Welcome Daniel Altshuller to the NFL. Daniel is the newest addition to Jews on skates, playing goaltender for the Carolina Hurricanes. Read more about Daniel HERE.

Danny Valencia has resigned with the Oakland Athletics. It is a one-year contract worth $3.15M. Valencia had a nice season with the As after landing there mid-season.

Former Athletic Nate Freiman has signed with the Atlanta Braves. He has stiff competition in front of him but he hopes to make the club in a reserve role.

Gal Mekel is back with Macabbi Tel Aviv. His stint in the NBA was not very successful, highlighted by a visa issue.

Mekel replaces Jordan Farmar whose game did not fully translate in Israel. After a good NBA career, Farmar who could not find a NBA taker, wound up going back to Macabbi where he struggle. He was the highest paid player on the team, but eventually asked for his release. He is attempting a NBA comeback but so far no takers.