That's because relief pitcher Richard De Los Santos, who entered Thursday tied for second place in the league in saves, will leave the Hudson Valley Renegades today after wrapping up his rehab assignment with the team.McMann also says RHRP Hunter Hill has been promoted to the Renegades from the Princeton Rays:
After injuring his elbow, the righty had surgery this past offseason and saw his first action of 2009 earlier this season with Hudson Valley. After a month with the Renegades, De Los Santos will leave for the advanced Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs.
Pitcher James "Hunter" Hill joined the team prior to Thursday's game. He was the Tampa Bay Rays' 13th-round selection in this year's draft.
"I've heard he's 91, 92 (m.ph.)," [Renegades manager Brady] Williams said of Hill's fastball. "He's the closer-type."
In six relief appearances with the rookie-level Princeton (W.Va.) Rays, the righty went 1-0, striking out 11 batters and walking just two in 91/3 innings without giving up a run.