Earlier today, the Pittsburgh Pirates recalled infielders Cole Tucker and Rodolfo Castro. Those moves led to multiple moves throughout the system from Low-A to Triple-A. Here’s a breakdown of the players on the move:
Indianapolis gets: infielder Ethan Paul, outfielder Fabricio Macias and free agent Tanner Anderson
Altoona gets: outfielder Chase Murray
Greensboro gets: outfielder/catcher Blake Sabol
Bradenton gets: catcher Kyle Wilkie
Macias is the most interesting player here, though I’m not sure how these promotions will all play out. He’s skipping Double-A, but that might just be a “for now” move. He was pushing for a promotion to Double-A at any rate, with a .316/.364/.497 slash line in 44 games.
Murray, Sabol and Wilkie have all barely played this season. Sabol started catching this season, though he has only caught three of the 14 games that he has played. Ethan Paul was with Indianapolis earlier in the year, but he has been at Altoona recently. With both Castro and Paul moving, it appears that the Curve only have four infielders and one is Mason Martin, who is strictly a first baseman. Outfielder Daniel Amaral is actually playing second base tonight.
Update: Altoona has added infielders Ji-Hwan Bae and Claudio Finol from the Florida Complex League