The Altoona Curve have announced that first baseman Matt Curry has been promoted to Indianapolis. Curry had a .253/.324/.389 line in 162 at-bats for Altoona this year, spending part of his fourth season at the level. He had been bothered by hand injuries the last two years, missing most of last season with hamate surgery, and missing time this year with another hand surgery.
Curry had been previously blocked at Indianapolis by Matt Hague and Chris McGuiness at first base. With Hague now in the majors, that opens a spot for Curry to either play first base or DH. It’s possible that this could be a short-term move, with Indianapolis needing bats. Jaff Decker was also promoted to the majors today. If Hague eventually gets sent back down, there wouldn’t be a spot for Curry, unless he moved to the outfield, which he has played over the last two years.
Altoona also announced that catcher Ralph Henriquez has been activated off the disabled list.