Mel Rojas has improved his walk rate, and is starting to show his power potential in games.

Minor Moves: Mel Rojas and Chad Kuhl to the DL

Mel Rojas has been placed on the Altoona DL.

Mel Rojas has been placed on the Altoona DL.

Two injury updates to note over the last two days:

**Altoona placed Mel Rojas on the disabled list with a left oblique injury yesterday. That’s unfortunate, as Rojas has been finally performing well. Since the second week of May he was hitting for a .304/.366/.459 line in 135 at-bats. In the past Rojas would go on short hot streaks, but they would never last more than a few days, while his cold streaks lasted weeks. I spoke with one scout who said he looked better this year than he ever has in the past.

**Chad Kuhl was placed on the disabled list in Jamestown with an unspecified injury. The 2013 9th round pick made just one start for Jamestown, throwing three shutout innings. Jared Lakind has been activated from the Jamestown disabled list.

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  • http://atung.net/ Steve Zielinski

    It’s a shame about Rojas. Breaking out when reaching AA is encouraging.

  • PirateTom

    3 games and counting now that Polanco hasn’t been in the lineup as well… And no news on it seems to make it more and more likely he may be hurt and they are waiting until they absolutely have to before they report anything… Fingers still crossed though that it’s nothing too serious.

    • buccotime57

      it because hes about to be traded to miami for Stanton HAHA

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