I’ve returned from vacation to warmer climates.  It’s time to catch up with what has been going on down on the Red’s farm teams over the last few weeks while I was away.

AAA Louisville Bats

Matt Magill, who came to the Reds from the Dodgers in the Chris Heisey trade, had season ending Tommy John surgery.  That along with the recent call ups of Lorenzen and Iglesias leaves the Bat’s with a starting rotation of Jon Moscot, David Holmberg, Dylan Axelrod, Josh Smith, and Donovan Hand.  Reliever Ben Klimesh who posted a 1.69 ERA over 10.2 IP at AA has been promoted to bolster the bullpen.  He’s off to a slow start however with a 5.79 ERA in 4 G.

Josh Satin was placed back on the DL with concussion syndrome.  Bryson Smith was placed on the DL with a right forearm strain.  Irving Falu has been placed on the Temporary Inactive list.  Ray Chang gets the call up from AA to bolster the bench.  The Reds also signed 31 year old LH hitting OF Jose Constanza who has a .273/.316/.323/.639 line in the majors with the Braves in 240 PA over the last four years, and a lifetime AAA line of .301/.357/.350/.708 in 2102 PA.

AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Reliever Zack Weiss, 0.00 ERA in 11.2 IP at A+, was promoted and he has a 3.86 ERA in 4.2 IP thus far with 2 saves.  Reliever Blaine Howell, 1.65 ERA in 16.1 IP at A+, was promoted to AA as well.  Chad Rogers was placed on the DL with a left knee meniscus injury.  Keyvius Sampson has joined the starting rotation and thus far has 2.05 ERA over his first 4 GS.

Sean Buckley, .268/.344/.411/.754, has landed on the DL with a left oblique strain.  Catcher Kyle Skipworth was reassigned back to the Blue Wahoos from AAA.  It appears that Jesse Winker has not played since 05/17, no word on an injury of any kind that I can find though.

High A Daytona Tortugas

LH Reliever Nick Routt has joined the team from extended spring training.  Reliever Alejandro Chacin was promoted from Dayton where he had a 5.52 ERA over 14.2 IP.  Top prospect Nick Howard, 4.35 ERA in 20.2 IP, has been moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen.  Barrett Astin, 3.09 ERA in 32 IP, has taken his spot in the rotation.

IF Sammy Diaz, .311/.347/.489/.836 at Daytona, was assigned to the DL.  Wendell Soto, .295/.458/.455/.912 at Dayton, was promoted to Daytona.  OF Junior Arias was assigned to Daytona from extended spring training.

Low A Dayton Dragons

Reliever Joe Mantoni has been promoted to Dayton from extended spring training.  Tyler Mahle’s 3.28 ERA is the worst among the Dragons 5 starting pitchers, which is a good sign for them.

2B Ty Washington, .292/.353/.415/.769, has been placed on the disabled list.  1B Paul Kronenfeld has been promoted to Dayton from extended spring training.  OF Brian O’Grady, .254/.389/.377/.766 in 163 PA, 30 BB vs 28 SO as well as 14 SB vs 2 CS.