Minor League Movers

An abbreviated version, thanks in large part to it being the last week plus of the minor league season, but just before the September callups (which should affect the I-Cubs and Smokies). Jumping straight to Daytona...


The continuing saga of Leo Perez may have finally come to an end. Perez has been in many recent MLM's because he was a rovering coach who became an emergency catcher for the D-Cubs, then became a member of the D-Cubs coaching staff, all within the period of 2 weeks. Then, in the last MLM, he was reactivated. Now, he's back to coaching. The D-Cubs added Casey Coleman from Peoria and deactivated Perez last Friday. Coleman, the Cubs 15th round selection this year as a starting pitcher, had 2.70 ERA in 5 starts at Peoria.

The D-Cubs had another opportunity to have Perez join them on the field when they placed Robinson Chirinos on the D.L. on Monday, but instead elected to call up catcher Mario Mercedes from Peoria. Mercedes was signed by the Cubs back in 2003 as a 16 year old, but is nothing more than a low minor league defensive catcher.


In a Daytona-esque move, the Chiefs moved their first base coach to the active roster when Mercedes was sent to Daytona. Min Sung, a 26 year old Korean-born outfielder, is 0-1 with a walk in two AB's for Peoria.


The Hawks sent two pitchers back to Mesa for rehab yesterday; Marcus Hatley (39th round, 2006) and Israel Camacaro. Taking their spots were Cedric Redmond (27th round, 2006) and Manolin De Leon.

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