Eric Wood has been strong in August

Minor Moves: Eric Wood to DL, Aponte and Landecker on the Move

After a busy day of moves in the Pittsburgh Pirates system yesterday, three more moves were made today due to an undisclosed injury to third baseman Eric Wood that landed him on the disabled list. Francisco Aponte will take the place of Wood on the West Virginia roster, while Adam Landecker moves up to take Aponte’s place at Jamestown.

Eric Wood has been strong in August

Eric Wood has been strong in August

This season, the 20-year-old Wood has been the everyday third baseman for the West Virginia Power. In 93 games, he is hitting .260, with 20 doubles, six homers, 49 RBI’s and a .689 OPS. He started the season off strong with an .816 OPS in April and he has been just as good in August, so the timing of the injury is bad in that regard. The move was made retroactive to August 15th.

Francisco Aponte has played sparingly this season for Jamestown, getting into twenty games. He hasn’t played since July 28th either. The 22-year-old infielder is in his sixth season in the Pirates organization. He spent a good portion of last season in West Virginia, where he hit .234 in 59 games. He has spent most of his time on defense at second base in the pros, but he has also at some point played every position except pitcher and catcher.

Adam Landecker is also 22-years-old, drafted out of USC this year. He has spent all his time in the Gulf Coast League, where he is hitting .220 in 36 games, with a .639 OPS. The 21st round pick was a college senior this year and signed quickly. He has spent almost all of his playing time at third base, getting into 31 games there and three games at second base.

Also a couple notes yesterday’s moves. Oderman Rocha did report to the GCL Pirates and pitched today, so that wasn’t just a paper move to temporarily make room for John Kuchno.

The Altoona Curve needed to make room on their roster for catcher Ali Solis once he reported and they did that today by placing Oscar Tejeda on the disabled list.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • BuccosFanStuckinMD

    That is a shame for Wood – he was starting to really come on and was turning an otherwise disappointing season completely around. Hopefully he is not done for the season…..

    • John Dreker

      We are trying to find out what it is. The fact that is is retroactive, even by one day, makes me think he will be back

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