Greetings from Cheney Stadium, where I'm covering the Rainiers, so we'll have an evening edition of the minor league report.
With the call-ups of Josh Bard and Jose Yepez, the Rainiers were without a catcher for today's game. But they've called up a pair of catchers - Ralph Enriquez from Double A Jackson and Trevor Coleman from Class A High Desert.
Mike Curto goes into more depth on this blog post.
Later in the blog, it mentions that Denny Bautista has been released so he can pitch in Korea.
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Michael Saunders is still away from the team because of personal reasons.
Double A Jackson dropped a double header, losing the second game when Travis Denker hit a pinch hit grand slam off of Steve Delabr in the seventh inning.
Class A High Desert scored 13 runs in the second inning in a 14-9 win over Lancaster. Shortstop Gabe Noriega hit a grand slam in the big inning.
Dennis Raben went 0-for-3 with two walks and scored two runs in the game. I got to talk with Raben today on the radio as I co-hosted the Ian Furness Show with Jason Puckett.
You can listen to our Raben interview here.
Class A Clinton lost 14-5 to Beloit. In other news with the LumberKings, catcher Steven Baron was moved up to Class A High Desert with promotion of Coleman.
Baron, 20, hit .197 with a team-high 13 doubles, four home runs and 20 RBI in 57 games with the LumberKings this season.
Class A Everett lost 8-3 to Vancouver and fell to 3-10 on the season.