Injury Updates, Roster Moves
The Dash earned a narrow victory at Myrtle Beach last night in a game that had a playoff feel, but Winston-Salem did not exit the ballpark without some issues.
A pair of key hitters–infielder Marcus Semien and outfielder Keenyn Walker–left the game due to an injury. Semien tried to score from third base on a fly out to left but was thrown out at the plate. During the play, Semien suffered a left knee laceration. He was immediately taken out of the game and is now on the disabled list for the third time this season.
Five innings later, the home plate area was the site for another Dash injury. Walker scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on a Dan Black single. Walker needed a crafty slide to avoid the tag, and he was holding his left shoulder right after climbing to his feet. This is Walker’s
third second stint on the disabled list. He had two trips one trip to the DL while with Low-A Kannapolis.
Both Semien and Walker cannot play for seven days, so they will be eligible to come off the disabled list next Saturday when the Dash entertain Potomac. Both players’ timetables are unknown at this time.
The Dash did receive an infielder and outfielder from Low-A Kannapolis to fill the holes created by these two injuries. DJ Jarrad joins Winston after hitting .216 in 13 games with the Intimidators. He can play second base, third base and shortstop. Bill Rice, like Jarrad, jumps to High-A ball for the first time in his career after hitting .328 in 36 games in the South Atlantic League. Rice has played in all three positions in the outfield.
Winston and Myrtle continue this three-game series tonight at 7:05. Join me at 6:50 for the Pre-Game Dash here. Talk to you then.