Bartle is Sold to Edmonton 9
SALEM, Jan. 31 — First Baseman Dick Bartle has been sold to the new Edmonton club of the Western International League, Hugh Luby, general manager of the Salem Senators reported Saturday.
Bartle, a former University of Oregon player, came to the Senators last season in a trade with Victoria.
He hit .272 including 32 doubles and three triples last season. He drove in 78 runs and earned a .939 fielding average.
Luby said that Salem has retained the services of Pitcher Bill Bevens in a trade with San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League.
Bevens, who won 20 games for Salem and then was drafted by Cincinnati, was traded for Ray McNulty.
Indians Invite Vets
SPOKANE, Jan. 31—The Spokane Indians returned five veterans to the active list today and invited them to compete with younger players for jobs on the 1953 Western International League club.
The five had been on the restricted list since 1950 for failing to report or sign contracts. They are pitchers Bill Werbowski, Lee Howard and Don Carter, and Bill Weatherwax, a catcher.