RiverDogs Second Baseman Kyle Gray Promoted to Tampa

Torrealba returns from IL stint to fill hole up the middle

By Matt Dean / Charleston RiverDogs | July 15, 2019 3:47 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A consistent presence as one half of Charleston's double-play combination, second baseman Kyle Gray was called up to High-A Tampa as announced by the New York Yankees on Monday.


Gray slashed .236/.325/.378 with five home runs and 38 RBI as the RiverDogs' everyday second baseman; his 75 starts at the position are the most for a Charleston player at any one spot on the diamond. His six triples were tied-second most in the South Atlantic League circuit. His patient approach produced a 10.9% walk-rate, drawing 37 bases on balls, ranking among the top-20 in the league.


Gray joins Mickey Gasper as the second member Charleston position player to garner promotion to Tampa this season. Catcher Eduardo Navas also spent a three-game stint in Double-A before returning to the RiverDogs roster.


In a corresponding move, infielder Eduardo Torrealba was activated from Charleston's seven-day injured list, where the 20-year-old had resided since twisting his ankle on a play at first base on June 21 at Hickory. The Venezuela native batted .248 with 15 RBI in 62 games, mostly at shortstop, a position he figures to split time with Oswald Peraza as the up-the-middle pair.


The RiverDogs continue a current six-game road trip on Monday in North Augusta, taking on the GreenJackets (San Francisco) in the first of a three-game tilt. Fans can catch the game on WTMA 1250 AM in the tri-county area and online streaming on the RiverDogs' TuneIn radio station. Right-hander Harold Cortijo (3-1, 1.62) gets the ball for Charleston with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. from SRP Park. The RiverDogs return to the Lowcountry to open up a four-game, weekend series starting Thursday night at The Joe.


Fans can "Make Fun" with the RiverDogs all season long down at The Joe. Single-game tickets, including options to the Riley Park Club, are now available at riverdogs.com/tickets or by contacting the RiverDogs front office at 843-577-3647 (DOGS). A full schedule and list of game times for the 2019 season is available at riverdogs.com.



This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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