The West Virginia Power made a couple roster moves on Tuesday afternoon, with their second injury in two days and and an overworked bullpen gets some help.
We mentioned this morning that outfielder Victor Fernandez was placed on the disabled list on Monday and Carlos Munoz was added to the roster. Munoz was with the team since Opening Day, but not on the active roster. He wasn’t originally in Monday night’s lineup, but first baseman Albert Baur was a late scratch and Munoz replaced him at first base. On Tuesday, Baur was placed on the disabled list and the Pirates added outfielder Ty Moore to the roster in his place. Moore has been in Extended Spring Training. He split last season between West Virginia and Morgantown.
The Power had to use utility fielder Logan Ratledge as a pitcher last night. That was due to an extra inning game last night and a doubleheader on Friday night. That led to right-handed pitcher Mike Wallace being added to the West Virginia roster to help out with innings. He was down in Extended Spring Training. The 22-year-old Wallace started at Bristol last year, where he posted a 3.61 ERA in 52.1 innings. He also made a brief appearance for Morgantown during the last week of the season, throwing two shutout innings.
To make room on the roster, Cam Vieaux was assigned to Extended Spring Training. That is just a paper move and Vieaux isn’t going anywhere. He started last night’s game and won’t be needed again until his start comes up later this week, making him the perfect player to replace.
Abigail Miskowiec will be covering tonight’s game live and we will try to get injury reports on Fernandez and Baur.