Catcher John Baker, outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. and infielder Rusty Ryal were activated by the Albuquerque Isotopes from the disabled list today, July 18. In corresponding moves, catcher Stephen Cilladi and infielder Elevys Gonzalez have been placed on the disabled list retroactive to Monday, July 15, and outfielder Jeremy Moore has been sent to Double-A Chattanooga.
Gwynn Jr. has been activated today after being placed onto the disabled list on June 27 with a right toe contusion. The California native has spent all of 2013 with the Isotopes. In 68 games, he is hitting .323 (72-for-223) with three triples, nine doubles, two home runs and 23 RBI. He has also scored 35 runs.
Ryal and Baker both were also activated today. Ryal was placed onto the disabled list on July 11 with a right oblique sprain and Baker was moved to the temporarily inactive list on the same day. The Oklahoma native, Ryal, has played in 81 games for the Isotopes this season hitting .288 (86-for-299) with 15 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 40 RBI. He has started 52 games at first base. Baker joined Albuquerque on June 16 and has hit .215 (14-for-65) with a homer and eight RBI in games 19. The Isotopes backstop has tossed out five of 19 potential base stealers in 17 games behind the dish.
Jeremy Moore will be making his first career stint with Chattanooga. He signed with Los Angeles in December, 2012 and played in 45 games for Albuquerque this year batting .220 (31-for-141) with three home runs. Cilladi started one game behind the plate for the Isotopes after coming off of the DL on July 11. Gonzalez has appeared in 14 games hitting .229 (8-for-35) with two homers in his first season at Triple-A with the Isotopes.
Albuquerque begins a four-game homestand against the Omaha Storm Chasers tonight at 7:05 PM MDT. This is the final regular-season series of 2013 between the two clubs. Southpaw Jonathan Sanchez (2-0, 7.08) is slated to go up against Omaha's Brian Sanches (5-2, 3.90). Listen to all the action on 610 "The Sports Animal" with Josh Suchon on the call.