Friday, August 13, 2010

Minor Moves: Mavarez, Kelly, Yates, Shouse, Baldelli, Dyer

The Bowling Green Hot Rods have announced two roster moves effective immediately: RHP Deivis Mavarez has been promoted to the Charlotte Stone Crabs and RHP Merrill Kelly has been received from the Hudson Valley Renegades.

Mavarez, in his second season with the Hot Rods, becomes the second Hot Rod in as many days to earn a promotion to the next level. He joins RHP Kirby Yates, who was promoted on Thursday afternoon. Mavarez was a stalwart out of the Hot Rods bullpen, appearing in 39 games and throwing a bullpen-high 74.1 innings. His had a 1-5 record but a solid 3.63 ERA, allowing just 56 hits with 69 strikeouts during the season.

Kelly is the first member of the 2010 Rays draft class to make his way onto the Hot Rods roster. An 8th round pick out of Arizona State University, the right-hander appeared in seven games with the Renegades, making one start and six appearances out of the bullpen. In his first pro season he has thrown 21.1 innings, surrendering just 16 hits and five earned runs. He has also shown an excellent strikeout-to-walk ration of 19-to-5.

Kelly was drafted after one season at Arizona State, during which he started 18 games, primarily as the Sun Devils’ Saturday starter. As a 21-year-old junior, he compiled a 10-3 record and earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10. The Scottsdale, Arizona native also spent two years at Yavapai Community College, coincidentally, the same college attended by now-former Hot Rod Kirby Yates.

From the team release.

From today's Game Notes from the Charlotte Stone Crabs:
Veteran players Brian Shouse and Rocco Baldelli will both be promoted to Triple-A Durham after several weeks with the Stone Crabs. Shouse gave up just two runs in 11 1/2 innings over seven appearances while Baldelli finished at a .283 clip (13-for-46) with six runs and six RBIs in 12 games for Charlotte. Baldelli will not be officially removed from the roster until after the weekend.
Also, Charlotte starter Shane Dyer was placed on the disabled list yesterday with a strained groin.

[Updated to add]: Per Stacy Long: Outfielder Emeel Salem to Durham from Montgomery and RHP Rayner Oliveros to Montgomery from Charlotte.


  1. Thanks for chasing this down. Now to figure out who gets pushed off the bus.

  2. There's a newspaper story about the HV Renegades are one of the best teams in baseball at making double plays.