There are a few minor league transactions of note from Thursday afternoon. If any more pop up later today, we will update this post.
Carmen Mlodzinski returns to Altoona after a trip to the 7-day injured list on May 12th. He ended up missing exactly a week. His last start was on May 7th and he went three innings with one run on one hit, one walk and four strikeouts. Mlodzinski has a 4.63 ERA in 23.1 innings, with a 1.29 WHIP and 25 strikeouts.
Daniel Amaral has been released. He went 0-for-3 in two games this season, spending most of the year on the developmental list, serving as an available extra for Altoona. The 2018 14th round pick hit .218/.302/.368 in 68 games for Altoona last year. He stole 51 bases in 63 attempts during his career.
Bradenton infielder Juan Jerez has been placed on the 7-day IL. The 20-year-old Jerez is hitting .192/.274/.263 in 28 games this season.+ posts
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.