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.
Second baseman Ulises Montilla suffered a severe lower leg injury during Sunday’s Bristol game. It delayed the game 19 minutes and he needed to be carted off the field. Montilla’s season is over. He has been placed on the minor league 60-day disabled list.