Last night, the news came down that first round draft pick Kevin Newman was being promoted to West Virginia from Morgantown. Today, Cole Tucker was placed on the disabled list to make room for Newman, who will be joining the team tomorrow. The Power will play today down two infielders, as Erik Forgione was sent to Morgantown to make room for reliever Edgar Santana.
We posted an update on Tucker yesterday. His absence has been due to general soreness according to both Tucker and manager Brian Esposito. Tim Williams covered West Virginia recently and saw Tucker icing his shoulder after games in which he didn’t play, but the answer was just soreness. He last played on July 28th and that was as a DH after a two-day absence.