Here are the minor league moves from this afternoon.
**Jerry Sands has been placed on the Indianapolis DL, and the move has been backdated to June 17th. No word on the injury, although the minors only have a seven day DL, so the fact that this is backdated indicates that he won’t be out long. According to the comments below, he had a hamstring issue.
**Oscar Tejeda has been promoted from Altoona to take his place on the roster.
**Eliecer Navarro has been officially added to the Altoona roster and will start tonight. John Eshleman reported earlier this week that Navarro was already in Altoona and would be added to the roster.
**Kelson Brown has been placed on the Altoona DL.
**Stetson Allie and Orlando Castro have been officially added to the Bradenton roster. I reported earlier in the week that they would be joining the team after the All-Star break. Allie isn’t in the lineup tonight, and I’m guessing he will be in tomorrow’s game since he was expected to join the team tomorrow.
**Taylor Lewis has been placed on the 7-day DL for Bradenton. Dan Grovatt has been activated from the 7-day DL. Both of these guys, when healthy, should be bench outfielders for the Marauders with Allie joining the team.
**2012 draft pick Chris Diaz, who had been rehabbing in extended Spring Training, has been added to the West Virginia roster.
**Luis Heredia has been officially added to the West Virginia roster. I reported on Monday that he would be flying up to West Virginia on Tuesday to join the team. He pitched on Monday, so he’s expected to make his next start anywhere from Saturday-Monday.
**Right-handed pitcher Clario Perez has been added to the West Virginia roster. Perez is a hard throwing right-hander and should join the West Virginia bullpen. They could be moving a reliever to the rotation after losing Joely Rodriguez and Orlando Castro and only replacing them with Heredia.
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