Elbert Goes Up to Jacksonville

His 5-5 won-loss record is hardly an indicator of how well he's been pitching so it's no surprise that lefthander Scott Elbert is moving to the next level, having been promoted from Vero Beach to Jacksonville.

Elbert, widely regarded as the best pitching prospect in the Dodger system, had been a victim of non-support most of this season but has posted a 2.37 ERA and struck out 97 in 83.2 innings. He recently threw a one-hitter -- and lost, so bad has the Vero offense been in the majority of his starts.

The moving up of Elbert, who is expected to make his first start for the Suns on Saturday, is the biggest of several player moves made by the Dodgers.

It includes the sending of outfielder Anthony Raglani back up to the Suns as well. He had been sent down to regain his batting stroke and a .315 average while in Vero Beach indicates he's done that.

Raglani will replace outfielder Wilkin Ruan, who was promoted to Las Vegas. He was hitting .291 in Jacksonville.

Pitcher Spike Lundberg, who was 0-4, 7.17 since being brought up to Vegas from Jacksonville, has been returned to the Suns.

Adam Thomas, who was 2-5, 6.23, was dropped back from Jacksonville to Vero to switch spots with Elbert.

Outfielder Ryan Carter, who was rehabbing with the Gulf Coast Dodgers, has been activated at Vero to replace Raglani. Carter, suffering from a shoulder problem, is restricted to being a designated hitter since he's still unable to throw from the outfield.

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