Dasni's Suspension Almost Done

Ogden has pitching problems for sure. The current team ERA of 6.06, last in the league, indicates that the Raptors losing record is mostly the result of mound inefficiency. Now, they're about to get some help in that area- they hope.

Righthander Chales Dasni is in the final week of his 50-day suspension for illegal substance abuse and has reported to Ogden. The suspension occurred in the middle of last season when he was with the Raptors, possessing a 4-3 record and a 5.63 ERA.

Dasni, who just had his 22nd birthday July 21, has always been an erratic performer. He has a very good arm- the 64 strikeouts in 48 innings last year suggests that- but you never know what to expect from him. He can turn in an excellent effort one time, a wretched one another. That can vary from game to game, batter to batter, even pitch to pitch.

Ogden also received help in another area when infielder Parker Dalton was moved from the Gulf Coast Dodgers to the Pioneer League team. Dalton, a 24th-round draft choice from Texas A & M in June, was hitting .333 in limited playing time in the GCL.

Another suspended player got back into action - this time for Great Lakes. First baseman Eduardo Perez sat down for a week because he left his team for Ogden where his wife was about to deliver a baby girl without obtaining official permission.

Another player move saw infielder Michael Rivera return to Las Vegas for a second time to fill in while both Wilson Valdez and Chin-lung Hu are temporarily sidelined. Valdez has a strained muscle and Hu had three wisdom teeth removed.

To replace Rivera at Inland Empire, Parker Brooks, who can play any position on the field, was sent from Great Lakes.

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