Thursday Night in the Minors
Last night turned out to be a rather eventful one in the minors, and since the wrap wonâ€™t launch until Monday, hereâ€™s a midweek update:
â€¢ Matt Tuiasosopo is back in Tacoma, playing third, after a rehab stint that had him hitting .407.500/.519 in Peoria. He was 1-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and a RBI last night and played the whole game on the field, something that he still hasnâ€™t done yet with great frequency. We should hold off right now to avoid undue pressure, but if heâ€™s ready in a couple weeks, put him into consideration.
â€¢ In the Midwest League, 6th-round pick Shaver Hansen debuted, playing shortstop and third and getting a double in three at-bats. Heâ€™s probably a second baseman long-term. Poythress and Seager may be joining him sooner or later, but there are no updates on those talks, theyâ€™re just â€œprogressingâ€.
â€¢ Trevor Coleman, the switch-hitting catcher the Mariners drafted in the 9th-round, already debuted in Everett on Sunday, but more help is on the way, as the Everett Herald says that 4th-round pick OF James Jones and 13th-round pick OF Matt Cerione, both left-handers, will be joining the team shortly.
â€¢ Fans in Pulaski got to see the debut of supplemental rounder C Steve Baron, who scored two runs despite only reaching safely once via a walk. He was the designated hitter, but heâ€™ll be behind the plate shortly.
â€¢ Finally, in Peoria, Alex Cintron got two plate appearances, doubling and drawing a walk.