Catching Up On Transactions

The recall of Brian Bixler sets off a chain reaction from Syracuse to Potomac

Let’s see if we can following the bouncing ball, shall we?

Yesterday, Jesus Flores was optioned to Syracuse. Today, Brian Bixler was recalled from Syracuse. Due to the rainout on Friday, the corresponding DFA move does not have to be made until tomorrow.
UPDATE: Garrett Mock has been placed on the 7-day DL. Replacing him on the Chiefs roster is IF Tug Hulett.
UPDATE #2: Lee Hyde has been designated for assignment.

Taking Bixler’s place on the Syracuse roster is RHP Jeff Mandel, who was assigned from Harrisburg to Syracuse this afternoon.

Taking Mandel’s place on the Harrisburg roster is RHP Carlos Martinez, who was also assigned from Potomac to Harrisburg this afternoon.

Taking Martinez’s place on the Potomac roster is LHP Evan Bronson, who was assigned from XST to Potomac.

OF Eury Perez was placed on the 7-Day DL, replaced by OF J.R. Higley from XST. UPDATE: According to one of our readers, Perez was involved in a collision at first base on Monday

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

10 thoughts on “Catching Up On Transactions”

  1. Say what – Carlos Martinez was promoted? I mean, I understand a RP for a RP at Harrisburg, but that’s just a butt on the bench, imo. Wow.

    Bronson coming back to Potomac is probably a good thing, as it could bump Caldera out of the rotation & into a long relief spot in the b’pen.

    With Bixler becoming the official promotion to fill Flores’ spot in the 25-man, the only shoe left to drop is who catches the DFA; Mock, Gaudin, Coffey, or Severino are all possible candidates.
    Also, can I retract my random speculation regarding promoting a pitcher over Bixler from the last string?

    1. No idea. Couldn’t make it up to Frederick for any of the games that were shifted there with the field problems.

  2. Sorry for leaving off the second half, which was wondering if the DL was just a ‘mental break’ to stop the pressing at the plate.

      1. Thanks for the update. When the teams are on the road, we’re at the mercy of the local press or opposing team’s PR staff, which generally won’t mention injuries unless someone is carted off the field. Had I not had parental obligations, I might have made it to at least one of those Frederick games.

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