The Altoona Curve announced prior to Sunday’s game that right-handed pitcher Jared Jones has been placed on the 7-day Injured List, retroactive to April 21st.
The 21-year-old Jones has made three starts this season, posting a 2.63 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in 13.2 innings. His last start on Thursday was his best, with one run over five innings, finishing with no walks and five strikeouts.
The Curve were already down one player today, with Drew Maggi getting called up to the majors. They have not made any roster moves to fill either opening.
If any other minor moves pop up today, we will update this post.
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Jones got hit by a liner in his last start, could have something to do with it
How about this trade idea…
Tyler Heineman to LAA for Jose Soriano?
Plug Soriano into Altoona.
if Jones needs TJ then pre- MLB debut is when to get it.
Is it getting close to Shim time? Not at this level but to see what he can do.
Hopefully is not an arm issue.
It’s been a tough year on the pitching prospects.