A few minor league moves from the last two days. On Friday, the Indianapolis Indians activated starting pitcher Jake Brigham from the disabled list. Brigham will make the start tonight, his first since June 3rd. He has a 3.32 ERA over 62.1 innings this season and is holding batters to a .231 BAA.
Catcher Carlos Paulino is on rehab assignment with the GCL Pirates today. He caught one inning in the GCL opener this afternoon. Paulino went on the disabled list in early May with right knee inflammation. He has played just 12 games this season prior to today. Paulino only played one inning because he was hit in the head with a pitch during his first at-bat.
Relief pitcher Jared LaKind was sent from West Virginia to Jamestown yesterday. In seven relief appearances for the Power, he had a 7.11 ERA in 12.2 innings, with 22 hits allowed and a 6/6 BB/K ratio. Infielder Adam Landecker, who was on the disabled list, took LaKind’s roster spot.
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