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The Dash have been one of the most active teams in minor league baseball in terms of transactions, and the last two days have been no different. Here is a quick look at the moves from the last two days:
- Infielder Chris Curley promoted to Winston-Salem from Low-A Kannapolis
- Right-handed reliever James Hudelson promoted to Winston-Salem from rookie-level Bristol
- Infielder Kyle Shelton promoted to Double-A Birmingham from Winston-Salem
- Infielder Drew Thompson activated off disabled list and released from the White Sox organization
Curley hit .271 with 11 homers and 29 RBI in 49 games with the Intimidators after signing with the White Sox earlier this year. Hudelson went 1-3 with a 5.86 ERA in 21 games with Bristol. Shelton hit .313 with two homers and six RBI in nine games with the Dash. Thompson spent the entire season on the disabled list.
The Dash sit at the CL-maximum 25 players. Winston-Salem and Lynchburg meet in a series finale from BB&T Ballpark tonight at 7:00. Join us at 6:45 here.
The Dash are off tonight, but the roster did change a bit in advance of the season’s final week. Outfielder Ross Wilson was placed on the disabled list with a right hand injury, while Kyle Shelton is back from a DL stint due to a left hamstring strain.
Wilson had played four games since rejoining the Dash following a four-week trip to the disabled list due to an abdominal injury. Overall with Winston-Salem, Wilson is hitting .190 with six RBI and 11 runs scored in 25 games.
Shelton is back in Winston-Salem after posting a .364 mark in six games with Winston earlier this season. He has been on the disabled list since mid-July. Shelton has also played in eight games with Triple-A Charlotte, going 4-for-20 (.200) with a homer and two RBI.
Also, Winston-Salem may be off today, but the club could still lower its magic number to four. Second-place Myrtle Beach opens up a four-game series in Wilmington tonight at 7:05. The Dash own a three-game lead with seven to play in the chase for a second-half Southern Division title.
Enjoy the night off. I’ll talk to you Tuesday.
The Dash received great news today with the promotion of highly-touted outfield prospect Keenyn Walker from Low-A Kannapolis to Winston-Salem.
Walker, who is en route to Zebulon as I type but is not in Wednesday afternoon’s starting lineup, was hitting .282 with one home run and 39 RBI over 74 games with the Intimidators. The Salt Lake City, Utah, native has also stolen 39 bases, which is tied for fifth in all of minor league baseball.
After being selected as a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds of the 2011 MLB Draft (47th overall), Walker hit .257 with 24 RBI and 21 stolen bases between rookie-level Great Falls and Low-A Kannapolis a year ago. Walker entered the season as the number six prospect in the White Sox minor league system according to Baseball America.
The White Sox announced two other moves this morning. Michael Johnson, who was 2-for-18 in nine games with Winston-Salem, is heading to Great Falls to get some more playing time. Also, Kyle Shelton was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
The Dash and Mudcats square off at noon. Listen live beginning at 11:45 a.m. here. Talk to you then.
The White Sox made three roster moves affecting the Dash Tuesday. Nick McCully was promoted to Double-A Birmingham, Kyle Shelton was sent back to Triple-A Charlotte, and Kannapolis infielder David Herbek moved up to the Dash. Both McCully and Herbek advance to a new level in minor league baseball for the first time, while Shelton is back with Charlotte after spending a brief stint with the Dash for the second time this season.
McCully’s departure continues the exodus of talented arms from the Dash bullpen as he joins fellow relievers Leroy Hunt and Kyle Bellamy in Birmingham. McCully made 24 relief appearances for Winston-Salem and compiled a 4-3 record with a 2.89 ERA. He also converted five of his seven save opportunities.
This is McCully’s second year in the White Sox organization after being signed before the 2011 season. The St. Louis Cardinals drafted McCully in the ninth round of the 2009 draft and used him as a starting pitcher, but he was released after the 2010 season. Chicago’s idea to turn McCully into a reliever seems to have paid off.
Shelton played in one game for the Dash in his second stint with the team. He started at third on June 22 against Potomac and finished the night 1-for-3. The versatile Shelton, who can play almost every position in the field, took a few reps behind the plate as a catcher before batting practice on Monday.
Herbek joins the Dash after playing 43 games with Kannapolis this season. He batted .214 with 31 hits, nine RBI and 28 runs. Herbek was drafted in the 15th round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of James Madison University and spent last season playing for rookie-level Great Falls. Herbek hit .262 in 70 games and led the team in runs scored (52) and doubles (19). Baseball America also ranked him as the best defensive player in the White Sox 2011 draft class.
The Dash continue to lose pieces from their first-half Southern Division title, but such is the double-edged sword of minor league teams: good teams are going to lose their good players. With young talent in Kannapolis and the 2012 draft picks beginning their journey through the minors, Winston-Salem should be fine moving forward as the second half progresses.
The day after the All-Star break is a popular one to make roster moves, and the White Sox certainly threw in their share of promotions, demotions and activations. Six moves from today’s flurry of activity affect the Dash, while another one happened two days ago. Without further ado, here are the tweaks to the Dash’s roster.
- LHP Spencer Arroyo (5-3, 4.33 ERA in 14 starts with the Dash) promoted to Double-A Birmingham
- INF Daniel Wagner (.253, 1 HR, 18 RBI in 51 games with the Dash) promoted to Double-A Birmingham
- INF Kyle Shelton (.368, 1 HR, 5 RBI in 5 games with the Dash) rejoins Winston-Salem from Triple-A Charlotte
- LHP Blair Walters (3-3, 2.88 ERA in 13 starts with the Intimidators) promoted to Winston-Salem from Low-A Kannapolis
- INF Marcus Semien (.249, 5 HR, 25 RBI in 45 games with the Dash) activated off the disabled list (right hamstring strain)
- RHP Taylor Thompson (0-1, 7.71 ERA in 11 relief appearances with the Dash) activated off the disabled list (right triceps strain)
- (Note: this was made official Tuesday) RHP Ryan Buch 4-5, 5.98 ERA in 13 appearances with the Dash) assigned to Low-A Kannapolis
To make a long story short, the Dash’s roster looks much different than it did during the first half finale in Wilmington Sunday. Congrats to Arroyo, Wagner and Walters, all of whom have been promoted to a level for the first time in their minor league careers. Plus, it is great to have Semien, Shelton and Thompson back with the squad.
Winston-Salem kicks off the second half tonight at 7:05 against the Potomac Nationals in Woodbridge, Va. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:50 here. I’ll talk with you then.
In one fell swoop, the Dash roster underwent quite a bit of change Monday. Kyle Shelton was activated off the disabled list and sent to Triple-A Charlotte, Kyle Bellamy was promoted to Double-A Birmingham, and the Dash received pitcher Jake Wilson from extended spring training.
Shelton originally started the year with the Knights and came to the Dash after being placed on the DL in mid-May. The longtime Dash member played in five games, hitting .368 with a home run and five RBI. Shelton strained his left hamstring on May 30 and had been on the DL with the Dash. The promotion brings him back to Triple-A where he started the season and played in four games before being sent down.
It was never a question of if, but rather when, Bellamy would get promoted. The Dash reliever started the 2010 season in Winston-Salem and ended with Double-A Birmingham. But Bellamy’s progress was halted after missing all of 2011 rehabbing a right shoulder injury. He appeared in 18 games this year for the Dash, compiling a 1.65 ERA and converting all four of his save opportunities in 27.1 innings of work.
The loss of Bellamy will certainly be felt among the fashionable Dash pitching staff. No word yet on who will replace Bellamy in the Throwback Thursday rotation.
Wilson, the newest member of the Dash, was drafted in the 32nd round of the 2009 draft out of New Mexico State. He spent the 2011 season in Kannapolis after pitching his first two seasons for Rookie Great Falls. Wilson was 4-2 with a 1.44 ERA and 63 strikeouts and nine saves for the Intimidators last season.
After three weeks on the disabled list due to a right shoulder injury, Dash shortstop Marcus Semien has been activated and added to the club’s roster, the Chicago White Sox announced Saturday.
is not in the lineup for Saturday night’s clash with Carolina will play for the Dash today after joining the lineup as a late replacement for Nick Ciolli. He will put an 18-game hitting streak on the line, which is the second-longest run in the Carolina League this season.
Before going down with the shoulder injury, Semien boasted a .280 batting average with five homers and 22 RBI. Among Carolina League shortstops, Semien has the best batting average, the most home runs and the fourth-highest RBI total.
The Dash are now at the league maximum of 25 players, but the club has four others still on the disabled list (Ryan Buch, Kyle Shelton, Drew Thompson and Taylor Thompson).
Winston-Salem looks for its sixth-straight win over the Carolina Mudcats tonight at 7. The Pre-Game Dash begins at 6:45 here. Join Mike and I then. Talk to you soon.
The Dash made a few roster moves today, bringing a new player to Winston-Salem and adding two players to what is becoming a very crowded disabled list. Kyle Shelton exited the game against Frederick two nights ago, and he was officially placed on the DL yesterday with a strained left hamstring. Dash starter Ryan Buch has right rotator cuff tendinitis and was put on the disabled list today.
Shelton has hit safely in all five games with the Dash this season. He is batting .368 with seven hits, two triples, one home run and five RBI. Shelton played a key part on Tuesday, hitting a home run and a triple before scoring the go-ahead run in the eighth to help the Dash record their 100th regular season home win at BB&T Ballpark.
Buch most recently started on Monday, recording a win and striking out six batters in five innings of work. In 10 starts this season, Buch has compiled a 3-5 record with a 5.44 ERA and struck out 46 batters in 44 and two-thirds innings.
It is not all bad news for Winston-Salem. Infielder Michael Johnson was added to the roster out of extended spring training, and shortstop Marcus Semien did partake in some running drills after Thursday night’s game. Semien has not played since May 12 due to a right shoulder injury.
Johnson started the year in Kannapolis, appearing in 17 games for the Intimidators. He hit .175 with a triple and 3 RBI. He was selected by the White Sox in the 31st round of the 2011 draft.
Join me on the “Pre-Game Dash” tonight at 6:45 for more on the Dash. Then, Winston-Salem and Carolina kick off this three-game set at 7.
Kyle Shelton played an integral role in Tuesday night’s 8-7 win over Frederick. Shelton blasted a two-run home run in the fifth inning and then tripled and scored the game-winning run in the eighth to give the Dash their 100th regular season win at BB&T Ballpark. The win marked a third major milestone that Shelton has been a part of at BB&T Ballpark.
The Charlotte native was on the Dash roster in 2010 and played in the inaugural game at BB&T Ballpark. Shelton spent the entirety of 2010 in Winston-Salem and finished with a .301 average, four home runs and 31 RBI in 68 games.
Shelton started the 2011 season in Winston-Salem. He etched his name in Dash lore during one of the most memorable games in the history of the Carolina League. On May 19, 2010 the Dash and Myrtle Beach engaged in an epic, 20-inning contest. With the bullpen exhausted, Shelton came on to pitch in the top of the 20th inning. He allowed a leadoff single but worked around it to retire the next three batters. The Dash won in the bottom of the inning and Shelton recorded a win in his professional pitching debut. He also hit a home run in the second inning in the game.
Tuesday night’s game was Shelton’s 4th start with the Dash this season after he was activated off the DL and reassigned from Triple-A Charlotte. The timely occurrence allowed the longtime Dash member to be a part of another significant milestone in the young history of BB&T Ballpark. As the Dash continue to thrive at home, the achievements will continue to grow.
For now though, Kyle Shelton has become synonymous with the signpost memories of BB&T Ballpark.
It has been a busy two days for the Dash in terms of roster moves. First, we start with the bad news.
Dash shortstop Marcus Semien was officially placed on the disabled list Friday, and the move is retroactive to May 23. However, Semien has not played since May 12 due to a right shoulder injury.
Semien was arguably the Carolina League’s hottest hitter when he went down with the injury during a road trip in Lynchburg. Semien still owns an 18-game hitting streak, which is the CL’s longest this season. It is also tied for the third-longest streak in Dash history, which dates back to the 2009 season.
Right-handed reliever Taylor Thompson joined Semien on Winston-Salem’s disabled list today after appearing in Friday’s 7-5 victory in Carolina. The Montgomery, Ala., native suffered a right triceps strain during his outing.
Winston-Salem added a White Sox farmhand who had been on the disabled list in Triple-A Charlotte. Kyle Shelton, who can play all four infield positions in addition to left and right field, is back with the Dash after spending parts of three seasons in Winston-Salem.
Shelton, who is a native of Charlotte, did play four games with the Knights and went 1-for-12 (.083). He has not played since May 17. Last season, Shelton hit .263 with a homer and nine RBI in 17 games with the Dash.
Here’s a fun fact on Shelton from 2010. He not only pitched in Winston’s 20-inning game with Myrtle Beach, but he earned the victory after starting the game at second base and eventually moving to left field.
The Dash and Mudcats continue this 3-game series tonight at 6:15. Join us at 6:00 for the Pre-Game Dash here. Talk to you then.