Mike Thompson will join McAnulty in Portland. The Beavers, starved for starting pitching help, had put Jack Cassel on the mound for his first start of the year on Thursday. But Thompson should provide an immediate positive impact. The right-hander was 6-6 with a 3.22 ERA for Mobile. In 12 of his 18 starts he surrendered two runs or less.
Luke Steidlmayer had made just four starts with the Storm after beginning the year with Fort Wayne, the Low-A affiliate of the Padres. The righty was 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA for the Storm, allowing four runs or more in three of his four contests. Steidlmayer had gone 7-2 with a 2.28 ERA while pitching for the Wizards.
In other news, Mike Richardson was taken off the disabled list in Mobile. In 47 games, he has hit .190 with 19 hits in 100 at bats.