Placed Jeff Holm (1B/OF) on West Michigan’s 7-day disabled list (sprained left ankle)
Transferred David Gonzalez (SS) from extended spring training to West Michigan
At this point in time, losing Holm is a big blow to the Whitecaps offense, as he was leading the way at the plate with a 1.072 OPS. The upside is that the injury doesn’t appear to be serious and Holm should return within a couple of weeks.
Gonzalez might get some playing time on the call-up, as Jared Reaves has hit just .226 with six errors in ten games as the ‘Caps everyday shortstop thus far.
Posted by Wez, 04/16/13
Placed Steven Moya (OF) on 7-day disabled list (arm)
Transferred Zach Kirksey (OF) from extended spring training to Lakeland
Placed Luis Marte (RHP) on 7-day disabled list (shoulder)
Transferred Jose Valverde (RHP) from extended spring training to Toledo
The news about Moya is very concerning, as the organization is being very quiet after had to be lifted from a game after taking a hard fall in the outfield. Zach Kirksey will take his spot, but for a player that missed much of last season with an elbow injury, concern about Moya is warranted.
Meanwhile, Marte’s shoulder issue (just a sore shoulder, for now), opens up the roster spot for Valverde, however, he won’t immediately join the Mud Hens. After a side session on Wednesday, Valverde is scheduled to throw in an extended spring training game on Friday.
Posted by Wez, 04/12/13