Minor Moves: Allie Returns to West Virginia, Alderson Promoted

The West Virginia Power made several moves today, some of which were the usual paper moves. One of the moves wasn’t a typical paper move, as Stetson Allie was added to the active roster.

Allie made one start with West Virginia, which went horribly. He was then removed from the roster after experiencing tightness in his elbow, due to pitching in the cold weather. He wasn’t injured, and immediately went on a throwing program. His return means that he’s ready to return to the mound.

West Virginia also added Mike Jefferson and Orlando Castro to the roster. Both pitchers were “demoted” to State College last week, which was a paper move to add some more pitchers to the over-worked West Virginia bullpen.

To make room for these moves, Porfirio Lopez and Josh Poytress were promoted to high-A Bradenton. Eric Avila was transferred to extended Spring Training.

UPDATE 11:43 AM: More moves throughout the system. Tim Alderson and Kris Johnson are promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis. Zach Foster and Jhonathan Ramos are promoted from Bradenton to Altoona.

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  • http://twitter.com/deesh138 Deesh

    Legit move to see if Alderson has something, or just a “paper move” in the style that you mentioned?

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      The paper moves are only between West Virginia and State College. The Pirates “demote” someone to State College after they’ve pitched multiple innings. They promote someone to WV to fill that spot and pitch a few innings. Then they “demote” the new person and bring the old person back a few days later. No one really leaves West Virginia though.

      The Alderson promotion is legit. Brad Lincoln was sent to the majors, and Sharion Martis is on the DL, so Indianapolis needed pitchers.

      • Lee Young

         what happened to Martis?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E2GQ56VMXSROJQHXCHU476YOH4 Billy

    Will Alderson be stretched out as a starter in AAA or sticking in the bullpen still?

    • Lee Young

       with Lincoln in Pgh, I am hoping for starting….

  • Luvstud

    How is Rowland doing?