The Memphis Redbirds have placed second baseman Dean Anna on the seven-day disabled list. The 40-man roster player left Monday’s doubleheader Game 2 in the fifth inning, replaced by Breyvic Valera.
Back with the Redbirds for a second season in 2016, Anna has played well, especially recently. Anna was one of only five Pacific Coast League hitters to launch 10 doubles in July and leads the Redbirds with 18 multiple-hit games this season. In 100 games with Memphis in 2016, Anna’s line is .268/.350/.348/.699.
To take Anna’s place on Memphis’ roster, infielder Jacob Wilson has been returned to the Redbirds from Double-A Springfield.
Since being sent down to Springfield on July 27, the 26-year-old had an odd stint at the dish. Wilson had seven hits – three singles, four home runs - and nothing in between. The right-handed hitter also drew six free passes for a Double-A line of .200/.310/.543/.852 in 35 at-bats over 10 Texas League contests.
Springfield lost its second middle infielder after placing Casey Turgeon on the seven-day disabled list. The transaction is retroactive to August 7.
The 23-year-old played in the same number of Texas League games as Wilson, 10, since his promotion from Palm Beach on July 26. With the Double-A Cards, the left-handed hitter had more walks than hits, six to five, making for a slash line of .179/.343/.214/.557 in his first 28 Springfield at-bats.
Bryan Bumped Up
Outfielder Vaughn Bryan has received his second promotion in a month, moved up to Springfield for the first time from high-A Palm Beach.
The 23-year-old has been hot recently, with his eight-game hitting streak broken on Monday. During his last nine games, the switch-hitter went 12-for-33 (.364) with three walks, three steals and four runs scored.
In multiple stints at both Peoria and Palm Beach this season, Bryan has compiled a line of .228/.295/.312/.607 and stole 19 bases in 25 attempts.
Springfield is one player under its 25-man limit.
Davis Fills In at Another Level
To cover for Bryan’s loss, Palm Beach received Matt Davis from the Peoria Chiefs. The infielder, a free agent signee last month, played in eight games with the Chiefs after nine with State College.
Davis did not hit at either prior level, with a combined line of .172/.254/.172/.425.
Gallardo Injured Again
The Chiefs lost a second player in right-handed reliever Steven Gallardo, who was placed on the seven-day disabled list on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old missed most of the last two seasons due to injury as well as the months of May and June this season. In the 17 games in which he did pitch for Peoria, Gallardo logged a 5.35 ERA, but struck out 28 against just five walks in 23 2/3 Midwest League innings.
Peoria did not receive immediate replacements for either Davis or Gallardo, so is running with 23 active players. Check back with The Cardinal Nation for more moves on Wednesday.
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