Thigpen Promoted to Double-A; Quiroz Coming Back
Thigpen Skips the Florida State League
Thigpen Skips the Florida State League
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Posted Jul 12, 2005

The Toronto Blue Jays made a series of minor league transactions today affecting four of the six affiliates.

The major transaction was Curtis Thigpen skipping an entire level as he was transferred from the Lansing Lugnuts to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Thigpen played seventy-nine games with the Lugnuts this season hitting .287 with five home runs and thirty-five RBI. The move shows that organization is higher on Thigpen than Dunedin catcher Robinzon Diaz, who remains with Dunedin. Thigpen has shown solid awareness at the plate drawing fifty-four walks, while striking out just thirty-four times in 293 at bats.

In another catching move made today, Guillermo Quiroz was sent to Dunedin to begin a rehab assignment.

RHP Jeremy Harper was also promoted and transferred to the Dunedin Blue Jays for the second time this season. Harper began the season playing in the Florida State League and went 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA in then games before being sent to Lansing. With the Lugnuts he appeared in 19 games and posted a 3.82 ERA with four saves.

LHP Derek Tate was placed on the disabled list by Dunedin after appearing in one game this season pitching 1 1/3 innings and allowing just one hit.

To take Harper’s place on the Lugnuts roster, Toronto transferred RHP Yesson Berroa from Auburn to Lansing. Berroa has also appeared with Dunedin this season going 0-2 with a 9.45 ERA in 9 games with Dunedin, and 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA during his stint with Auburn.

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