Transaction Blog: Ehlers to West Michigan

Collier hits the disabled list

Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Tommy Collier was placed on Lakeland's disabled list with an undisclosed injury. To take his spot, Slade Smith has been promoted from West Michigan, and Logan Ehlers joins that club. What does this move mean?

04/17/13

Placed Tommy Collier (RHP) on Lakeland's 7-day disabled list

Transferred Slade Smith (RHP) from West Michigan to Lakeland

Transferred Logan Ehlers (LHP) from extended spring training to West Michigan

Placed Joe Rogers (LHP) on Lakeland's 7-day disabled list

Transferred Nick Avila (RHP) from extended spring training to Lakeland

Analysis:

The injury to Collier necessitates the usual domino effect. No word on Collier's injury, but given the decision to break up the West Michigan rotation so early in the season, this appears to be a move made for an extended period of time - a short term injury that would result in a missed start likely would have meant a spot start from someone in EST instead. No word yet on who will replace Smith in West Michigan.

Posted by Wez, 04/16/13


04/16/13

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

Analysis:

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


04/12/13

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 (UPDATE: Move reversed, Valverde returned to extended spring training)

Activated Ramon Garcia (LHP) from Erie inactive list and transferred to Toledo

Analysis:

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.

Garcia will fill the roster spot in the meantime.

Posted by Wez, 04/12/13


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