2014 All-Star Mitch Nay returns to Lugnuts

Reliever Kirby Snead promoted to A-Advanced Dunedin

Big Mitch Nay, a 2014 Midwest League All-Star, returns to baseball following a staph infection. (Scott Mapes)

By Jesse Goldberg-Strassler / Lansing Lugnuts | June 12, 2017 5:21 PM ET

LANSING, Mich. - In conjunction with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Lansing Lugnuts announced Monday that pitcher Kirby Snead has been promoted to A-Advanced Dunedin and outfielder Joshua Palacios was placed on the 7-day Disabled List retroactive to June 10th. In their place, the Lugnuts received former MWL All-Star Mitch Nay  from Dunedin and pitcher Yonardo Herdenez from Extended Spring Training.

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Snead, the Blue Jays' 10th-round selection in 2016 from the University of Florida, was 4-1 with a 2.42 ERA in 16 relief appearances, striking out 30 batters in 22 1/3 innings. Most impressively, the southpaw limited left-handed batters to four hits in 38 at-bats, a .105 average.

Nay, drafted 58th overall in 2012, was honored as both a Midwest League Midseason All-Star and Postseason All-Star in 2014 after bashing 34 doubles and batting .285 in 120 games. He was sidelined by a staph infection in his knee, however, leading to three separate surgeries and limiting him to eight rehab games in the Gulf Coast League in 2016. This will be his first appearance on an active roster in 2017.

Lansing (34-26) plays at 7:05 p.m. today at Fort Wayne (23-40), finishing a four-game series at Parkview Field. Following a three-game series at South Bend from Tuesday through Thursday, the Lugnuts return home to host West Michigan from Friday, June 16, through Sunday, June 18, ending the first half.

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

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