Cedar Rapids, IA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Minnesota Twins announce that INF Wander Javier will join the Kernels from Elizabethton; INF Michael Davis has been activated from the 7-day IL; INF Hunter Lee has been assigned to Elizabethton; and OF Jean Carlos Arias has been released from the roster. Brian Maloney, Senior Manager of Minor League Operations, announced the moves.
The Twins signed Javier as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2015 and he is considered the Twins #4 Top Prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. He did not play in 2018 due to Tommy John surgery, but played in 41 games at Elizabethton in 2017, batting .299 with 4 HR and 22 RBI.
Davis went on the injured list back on April 24th with a right knee sprain. He has played in 15 games for the Kernels this season, batting .295 (13-44) with five doubles and six RBI. He was selected by the Twins in the 24th round of the 2018 First Year Player Draft out of Texas Tech
Lee played in 20 games for the Kernels, batting .121 (7-58) with 2 HR and 4 RBI. He was selected by the Twins in the 27th round of the 2018 First Year Player Draft out of High Point University.
Arias played in 15 games for the Kernels, batting .128 (6-47) with 2 HR and 10 RBI. He was signed by the Twins as a non-drafted free agent on February 22, 2015.
Javier and Davis are active and available for tonight's 6:35 PM game with Peoria. With today's transactions, the Kernels roster remains at the MWL maximum of 25 active players, with two players on the injured list and one player on the restricted list.
The Kernels are in the midst of an eight-game home stand that continues tonight vs. Peoria at 6:35 PM with the gates opening at 5:30 PM. The current home stand continues through Monday, May 27th.
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