With the San Diego Padres poised to purchase the contracts of first baseman Brian Myrow and outfielder Brady Clark, the rosters at the minor league level have also had to be juggled.
Outfielder Cedric Hunter
and infielder Tom King
have been promoted from Low-A Fort Wayne to Triple-A Portland.
Hunter hit .283 with 20 doubles, two triples, seven homers and 57 RBIs over 128 games with the Wizards. King batted .255 with 20 doubles, seven bombs and 35 RBIs over 78 games.
In a corresponding move, infielder Brian Lauderdale and outfielder Danny Payne have been moved from short-season Eugene to Fort Wayne.
Lauderdale hit .270 with eight doubles, a triple, five homers and 13 RBIs in 33 games for the Emeralds. Payne hit .279 with eight doubles, three triples and 21 RBIs. He also drew 53 walks for a .444 on base percentage.