To make room for Hamilton, infielder Jermaine Curtis has been reassigned to the Double-A Springfield Cardinals. The 24-year-old had been with Memphis since the start of the season. In his first Triple-A action, Curtis had eight hits in 29 at-bats (.276) with one extra-base hit.
With Springfield, Curtis is taking the roster spot of infielder Niko Vasquez, who has been returned to Palm Beach from Springfield. After a 39-game Double-A trial last season in which he hit .225, the 23-year-old batted just .146 (7-for-48) with just one extra-base hit this time up.
Palm Beach is expected to announce its resulting roster move on Saturday.
In addition, Springfield made a swap of catchers on Friday. The Cardinals placed Audry Perez on the temporarily inactive list to attend to a personal matter. The 23-year-old's line is .245/.268/.377 in 53 at-bats over 15 Texas League games.
Springfield then activated Kleininger Teran from the seven-day disabled list. The 22-year-old Venezuelan will be making both his 2012 and Double-A debuts.
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