Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ashley promoted to Durham

Biscuits catcher Nevin Ashley has been promoted to Triple-A Durham.
David Wendt will go back on Montgomery's active roster.

The moves come after a second injury to a Tampa Bay catcher. Already without John Jaso, the Rays lost Jose Lobaton tonight. Lobaton left after nine innings of the Rays' game Sunday night with Boston -- a game that is still going on went 16 innings and ended at almost 1 a.m. CDT. Robinson Chirinos is moving from Durham to the Rays and Ashley is filling Chirinos' spot with the Bulls.

"I'm excited to go," Ashley said. "It's going to be a good chance for me to go up there and continue to show what I can do. But I'll definitely miss this group of guys because we're so close."

Ashley played in seven games for Durham at the end of last season but returned to the Biscuits this year. After hitting a combined .244 the last two seasons for Montgomery, Ashley has a .280 average this year. He's also drawn a team-best 36 walks.

Ashley said he's scheduled to be in the lineup Monday night when Durham plays at Rochester.

1 comment:

socomfy said...

Thats great for Nevin, he certainly was crushing AA pitching. Does this mean we get Jeffries back now?