On Sunday, we reported that JaCoby Jones tweaked his knee during pre-game warm-ups and he was listed day-to-day. On Monday, he was placed on the seven-day disabled list retroactive to Friday. That kicked off a plethora of moves on the West Virginia roster.
Bradenton sent both infielder Ashley Ponce and outfielder Jeff Roy to West Virginia. Outfielder Candon Myles was sent to Bristol to make room for Roy. Ponce can play shortstop, so he could see time there until Jones returns.
The Power also sent pitcher Justin Topa to the seven-day disabled list and activated Zack Von Rosenberg. The Topa move was made retroactive to June 19th, so he is eligible to come off the DL on Thursday.
Von Rosenberg was once a top prospect in the Pirates system after receiving a seven figure bonus in the 2009 draft. He has never developed into the pitcher the Pirates hoped he would become and he hasn't pitched yet this year. Last season, the 23-year-old righty made 14 relief appearances for Bradenton.
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.