Minor Moves: Altoona’s Roster Goes Through Wholesale Changes

When we announced the shuffling of shortstops last night, we knew there had to be other moves coming up today. Kevin Newman, Cole Tucker and Stephen Alemais all moved up a level. Those moves meant that Indianapolis had to clear two roster spots. One for Newman and one for Phil Gosselin, who was sent down from the Pittsburgh Pirates when Starling Marte was reinstated from the suspended list. Marte was a rehab player, so he didn’t take up a roster spot. Turns out that a lot more has happened besides the three shortstops moving up.

Altoona is receiving catcher Jackson Williams and infielder Anderson Feliz from Indianapolis, opening up spots for Newman and Gosselin.

To make room for those two players in Altoona, Tomas Morales was placed on the disabled list and Logan Ratledge was sent to Bradenton. The Marauders already had an open spot when they put Taylor Hearn on the DL and didn’t replace him.

Catcher Zane Chavez was activated from the disabled list and released. He had been out due to a concussion for awhile, but recently has just been part of a numbers crunch.

Connor Joe will begin a rehab tonight with Morgantown. He has been out with a dislocated finger since June 27th. He joins his teammate Brandon Waddell, who was sent there yesterday on rehab and should be starting tonight.