Adam Rubin reported Monday that Jon Niese has been promoted to triple-A New Orleans. The Zephyrs haven’t made the move official, but Niese is not among the B-Mets scheduled starters for the coming week despite being on the field Monday afternoon. Eude Brito has officially joined New Orleans to take the spot vacated by Willie Collazo.
Entering Monday, the Zephyrs have 22 players on their roster. New Orleans has had a full roster of 24 players in 24 of 109 games.
Emmanuel Garcia left the Binghamton team Monday morning to join the Canadian Olympic team. He replaces Pete Orr, who was called up to the Braves. Garcia was placed on the temporarily inactive list by the B-Mets. Binghamton Manager Mako Oliveras praised Garcia’s improvement, “he was getting better everyday.”
Monday, three players were promoted from advanced-A St. Lucie to double-A Binghamton. 3B Shawn Bowman, who had crushed FSL pitching to a .340/.369/.485 line in 26 games, is currently serving a suspension for his role in a St. Lucie brawl, but will be active on Tuesday. RHP Elvys Quezada (2-0, 2.23) and RHP Casey Hoorelbeke (1-4, 4.89) join the B-Mets ‘pen.
Binghamton’s probable starting rotation for the upcoming week:
Monday – Jose Sanchez
Tuesday – Eric Brown
Wednesday – Michael Antonini
Thursday – Tobi Stoner
Friday – Bobby Parnell
Nick Abel (3-1, 1.16 in 23.1 IP in Savannah) was promoted from Savannah to St. Lucie while IF Jake Eigsti hops from Brooklyn to St. Lucie. Stephen Puhl (3-0, 2.40, 15 IP, 8 H, 7 BB, 20 K) was promoted from Kinsport to Savannah.