Savickas Promoted to Triple-A Syracuse
Russell Savickas

Posted Jun 19, 2006

Right-handed pitcher Russell Savickas has received a promotion to Triple-A Syracuse from Single-A Lansing. Savickas was promoted this weekend as the first-half of the season ended for the Lansing Lugnuts.

The 22-year-old went 2-2 in 13 starts for Lansing and posted a 3.12 ERA in 69.1 innings. Savickas issued 27 walks, while fanning 67 batters.

He began the season 1-0 with a 1.52 ERA over his first four starts, and issued just four walks, while striking out twenty-six batters during that span.

His command slipped over his next six starts as he issued 17 walks in 32 2/3 innings, while recording 29 strikeouts.

Savickas struggled his last two outing allowing nine runs in just eight innings.

The Jays 9th round draft choice in the 2002 draft had a combined 15-19 record with a 4.51 ERA entering this season. He went 6-7 with a 4.96 ERA in 19 starts for Lansing during the 2005 season.

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