The completion of All-Star games followed by the opening of the second halves for the two Class-A clubs this week represent opportunity. Both the Palm Beach Cardinals and Peoria Chiefs receive a do-over in the standings and a fresh chance to make their respective leagues’ post-season.
Several player moves were previously announced, with two additional on Tuesday and likely more coming by Thursday, especially to re-stock Peoria for the second-half Midwest League opener. St. Louis could also cause a ripple of moves when Lance Lynn is activated that day.
Earlier moves for the last few days affecting the two clubs follow.
Palm Beach out
Palm Beach in
Massi, Drake to Palm Beach
RHR Josh Wirsu to Johnson City
Schumacher from Palm Beach
Palm Beach lost its second member of the starting eight in two games when Herrera was taken out of Monday’s second-half opener in the seventh inning. On Tuesday, the shortstop was placed on Palm Beach’s seven-day DL.
Herrera was on a hot streak prior to the All-Star Break, batting 11-for-35 (.314) with two multi-hit games in his last 10. On the season, the 21-year-old has a line of .265/.315/.292/.607 in 185 at-bats in 54 contests. Herrera has eight stolen bases in 11 attempts.
Though Michael Massi had just joined Peoria on June 15th from extended spring training, the infielder has returned to Jupiter, Florida as the newest member of the Palm Beach Cardinals. In his week with the Chiefs, Massi did not appear in any games, so the 23-year-old has yet to make his official 2015 debut.
Able to play second, short and third defensively, Massi became a Cardinal when his contract was purchased from the Gateway Grizzlies last June. The 23-year-old batted .210 afterward in the Gulf Coast League.
Other news: Polcyn No Longer Seen
Just two games into his professional career, free agent signee Michael Polcyn has been placed on the voluntarily retired list. The 22-year-old infielder from Ripon College in Wisconsin went 1-for-7 with a strikeout in his initial action with the Gulf Coast League Cardinals.
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