The Indianapolis Indians announced four roster moves on Wednesday afternoon. The big moves are Alen Hanson coming off the disabled list and John Holdzkom going on the DL with a right shoulder strain.
Holdzkom missed three weeks earlier in the year with right shoulder fatigue, so this is his second shoulder-related injury. He was struggling prior to the first injury, but had looked like the 2014 Holdzkom since returning. In June, he allowed one run over ten innings, with two walks and 13 strikeouts. He had 13 walks in 11.1 innings prior to his first DL stint.
Hanson has been out since June 15th, after injuring the pinky finger on his left hand during a slide into third base. On the year, he is hitting .285/.329/.426 in 62 games, with eight doubles, eight triples, four homers and 17 steals.
Those weren’t the only moves. We announced last night that Jose Tabata has been sent outright to Indianapolis and he was placed back on the roster today, while first baseman Hunter Morris has been placed on the DL with a left ankle sprain.
One other transaction of note in the organization. Catcher Paul Brands was assigned to the GCL Pirates from the DSL. He went to the DSL first because he was having visa troubles, so the Pirates wanted him to get some work in at their academy. Brands was signed out of the Netherlands right after his 18th birthday back in May. He played three games in the DSL and went 1-for-7 with three walks. Brands got hurt in his first game behind the plate and missed a few days, so he didn’t get the amount of catching in as they hoped when they sent him there.