Four Changes in Palm Beach

Two players hit the disabled list of the A-Advanced Palm Beach Cardinals on Monday while two others were activated.

The Palm Beach Cardinals of the A-Advanced Florida State League announced four roster changes on Monday.

Left-handed starting pitcher Nick Additon left his last outing on May 19 after just two innings and has not appeared since. According to a club official, he "tweaked his arm" and was placed on the disabled list Monday due to "continued issues with his throwing arm".

On the season, the 21-year-old has posted a 2-2 record with a 3.09 ERA over nine games, including six starts. Originally taken in the 46th round of the 2006 draft, Additon has fanned 24 but issued 18 walks over 32 2/3 innings in 2009.

Joining Additon on the DL is right-handed reliever Shaun Garceau, who is dealing with the effects of influenza. The 21-year-old has appeared in 11 games, including four starts this season with an ERA of 6.23. Control continues to be a challenge as Garceau has walked 19 in 30 1/3 innings. Update: Garceau was officially added to the organization's suspended list.

One roster addition is the activation of second baseman/shortstop Oliver Marmol from the disabled list, where the 22-year-old has been all season to date. The right-handed hitter was officially placed on the DL back on April 14.

The Palm Beach middle infield should be an even more crowded place with recent arrival Aaron Luna, Colt Sedbrook, Jose Garcia and Domnit Bolivar also active for the Florida State League Cardinals.

The other addition is also a demotion as right-handed reliever Elvis Hernandez was activated by the Double-A Springfield and immediately transferred to Palm Beach. The 24-year-old had been placed on the Springfield DL on May 2 with a strained left oblique.

"The Mosquito" appeared in 11 Texas League games, posting a 4.91 ERA. He fanned eight, but walked 14 in 14 2/3 innings. The Dominican Republic native spent the entire 2008 season in the Florida State League, where he has now returned.

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