Minor Moves: Matt Gorski and Omar Cruz Head to Injured List

Altoona placed outfielder Matt Gorski and left-handed pitcher Omar Cruz on the 7-day injured list. Gorski left last night’s game on a cart after injuring himself while slowing up for a stand-up triple.

Gorski is hitting .294/.376/.664 in 67 games this season, with 23 homers and 17 stolen bases, splitting his time between Altoona and Greensboro.

Cruz last pitched on Tuesday when he threw a scoreless inning. He has struggled in his return to Altoona, posting a 5.51 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP  in 50.2 innings, with 57 strikeouts.

Jason Delay has been assigned to Altoona, though that might be a move made out of convenience, since he is the third-string catcher for the Pirates and Altoona is home, leaving him close to Pittsburgh if needed.

If any more moves pop up today, we will add them here.

UPDATES: Here’s the injury news. Gorski is a quad injury and Cruz is an elbow issue.

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Is it weird that there’s no mention of the type of injuries?


At least we know that they will be classified as minor!


I think it’s weird as well, also, quite frustrating


RIP Gorski 😩


Ask Perez 🙁


7-day IL will turn into 60 day which will turn into 1yr.


Gorski having to be carted off can’t be good ☹️

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