Sean McMann is reporting that Hudson Valley's Jake Thompson has been promoted to the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
In another roster move, the Tampa Bay Rays have optioned Mike Ekstrom to the Durham Bulls.
Thompson has spent his first professional season with the Renegades. He is 2-1 with a 1.35 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 10 apperances, 7 of them being starts. He was the Rays second round pick in the 2010 draft from Long Beach State.
Ekstrom has split the season between the Bulls and the Rays, playing 34 games for Durham and 9 for the Rays. He is a combined 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA and 47 strikeouts between AAA and MLB. The Rays clamed Elkstrom off waivers prior to the 2010 season. He was moved to make room for Wade Davis coming of the DL.