Sunday, May 3, 2015

Game 23 preview: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at Charlotte Knights

Here are the lineups:

RailRiders (11-13)
Jose Pirela DH
Slade Heathcott CF
Rob Refsnyder 2B
Kyle Roller 1B
Tyler Austin RF
Ben Gamel LF
Cole Figueroa 3B
Nick Noonan SS
Eddy Rodriguez C
Pitching: LHP Eric Wooten (0-3, 5.09)

Knights (14-8)
Leury Garcia SS
Carlos Sanchez 2B
Neftali Soto 1B
Matt Davidson 3B
Tryace Thompson CF
Dan Black DH
Engel Beltre RF
Jason Coats LF
Jeremy Dowdy C
Pitching: RHP Brad Penny (1-2, 6.08)

Game time: 2:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MiLB.TV / ESPN 730 

Roster MovesTyler Colvin, a product of Clemson University, was signed by the Chicago White Sox as a free agent today and assigned to the Charlotte Knights. Colvin, 29, spent the 2014 season in the San Francisco Giants organization – appearing in 57 games for the Giants and 50 games for Triple-A Fresno. The North Augusta, SC High School product takes the roster spot of outfielder Jared Mitchell, who was released by the White Sox today. Mitchell was hitting .050 (2-for-40) in 13 games with the Knights this season. Charlotte right-handed pitcher Arcenio Leon was also placed on the DL (retroactive to April 30).

A native of Augusta, GA, Colvin was a first-round selection of the Chicago Cubs in the 2006 draft (13th overall). He made his Major League debut with the Cubs on September 21, 2009. A year later, Colvin hit .254 with 60 runs scored, five triples, 20 home runs and 56 RBIs for the Cubs in 135 games. In six Major League seasons, Colvin has compiled 49 home runs and 178 RBIs.

Mitchell, 26, was originally drafted by the White Sox in the first round of the 2009 draft (23rd overall). In 81 games with the Knights last season, he hit .230 with nine home runs, 30 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases. He compiled a .299 mark with 10 home runs, and 20 RBIs with Double-A Birmingham in 39 games last season as well. A former two-sport star at LSU, Mitchell won both a BCS Championship (2007) and a College World Series Championship (2009).

Leon has appeared in seven games with the Knights this season and has compiled a 1-0 record with a 9.90 ERA (10.0 innings pitched). The 28-year-old right-hander was signed by the White Sox as a free agent on November 25, 2014.