Hi everyone, a few notes on the minors, but before that I want to apologize for the meltdowns we experienced on MMO this past Friday and Saturday when we suffered a few outages due to heavy traffic. We have taken measures to increase our memory and resources so that will not happen again. The site might feel a little sluggish for the next 2-3 days while our technicians do what they need to do. Our site experienced some incredible peaks with as many as 9,000+ people all trying to access the site at the same time and it was simply too much even for our new servers which automatically shutdown during extreme traffic spikes so as to not lose any data, and needed to be reset. We’ll be fine again by Tuesday at the latest. Okay, onto some real news…
As our own HoJo speculated yesterday, Robert Carson could replace Ramon Ramirez on the roster and according to Lynn Worthy of the Binghamton News this morning, Carson is already on his way to Flushing. Ramirez will be placed on the DL after suffering a hamstring injury during the on-field celebration after the no-hitter on Friday.
The young left-hander is having a fine season for the Bisons posting a pristine 1.42 ERA in 19 innings pitched with 15 strikeouts and a couple of saves.
Not certain where Pedro Beato fits in here, because he is also eligible to come off the 60 Day DL as well. But as Rob told me today, Beato was always going to start the season in Triple-A anyway had he not gotten hurt. We’ll see.
According to what a source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, first baseman Josh Satin is likely to fill the roster spot of outfielder Mike Baxter, who is headed to the disabled list with a right collarbone displacement as well as fractured rib cartilage.
Satin, 27, is hitting .274 with three homers, 15 RBI and a .359 on-base percentage in 206 plate appearances this season with Triple-A Buffalo.
Rubin adds that rehabbing outfielder Jason Bay will ultimately assume Baxter’s roster spot, once he completes his rehab assignment.
As I mentioned in my Farm Report earlier today, Bay went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts for St. Lucie as their DH. He might still be at least a week or more away, but Rubin projects him to be ready for Friday’s Subway Series opener.