The Pittsburgh Pirates made a few minor moves around the farm system today. Here’s a quick summary and if anything else comes up, we will add it below.
Stephen Alemais has returned from the disabled list. He missed the minimum amount of time, going on the DL on the 12th, with the move made retroactive to the previous day. Alemais is hitting .277/.344/.348 in 102 games this season. He was recently voted as the best defensive second baseman in the Eastern League and he is ranked 26th among Pirates prospects according to our mid-season update. He’s in the lineup tonight for Altoona.
To make room on the roster, Logan Ratledge was placed on the DL. He will return whenever they need him after his seven days are up (meaning it’s a roster crunch and not an injury).
Pat Dorrian was promoted after the GCL game today. He is taking the place of Sherten Apostel at third base for Bristol. Dorrian was hitting .331/.426/.515 in the GCL since signing as a non-drafted free agent. As we have mentioned before, he wasn’t draft eligible due to signing out of high school back in 2014, before backing out of the deal and returning to college. So he’s not a typical NDFA player and he’s putting up stats that prove that fact.
Manny Bejerano has moved up to Morgantown. There might be another move here, though he was a third string in one place and will play the same spot in the other, so it might just be more out of need for an extra catcher. Bristol has Mikell Granberry as an emergency catcher now, though he has caught a lot during his career prior to this season. Bejerano has a .451 OPS in 21 games with Bristol.