ZEBULON, N.C. - The Milwaukee Brewers announced a series of roster transactions today with four affecting the Carolina Mudcats active roster. The moves include the transfer of infielder Wendell Rijo to Double-A Biloxi and the transfer of catcher Cooper Hummel to the Mudcats from Extended Spring Training. The moves also included the placement of RHP Scott Grist on the disabled list and the activation of RHP Eric Hanhold from the disabled list.
Rijo, 21, hit .238/.400/.357 with nine walks in 15 games with the Mudcats before the promotion to Double-A Biloxi.He was acquired by the Brewers in a trade with the Boston Red Sox along with RHP Aaron Wilkerson, for INF Aaron Hill on July 7, 2016.
Hummel, 22, hit .176/.359/.275 with 18 hits and 27 walks with Rookie Level Helena last season. He also finished the 2016 season tied for the sixth most walks (27) in the Pioneer League last season. Hummel was selected by the Brewers in the 18th round of the 2016 Draft.
Grist, 24, is 0-0 with one save and a 5.06 ERA over five games with the Mudcats this season. He worked through four straight scoreless appearances before allowing three runs and five hits his last time out on 5/15 versus Down East. Overall, Grist has pitched in five and 1/3 innings this season with seven strikeouts, two walks and three runs allowed on seven hits.
Hanhold, 23, was 0-2 and pitched to a 9.14 ERA over six games and three starts with the Mudcats this season before landing on the DL on 5/6. He last pitched on 5/5 vs. Frederick and suffered the loss after allowing a season high eight earned runs on nine hits over two and 1/3 innings pitched.
The Mudcats roster is currently at 25 active players with three on the disabled list. Hummel will wear jersey No. 9.
5/17 - INF Wendell Rijo transferred to Double-A Biloxi Shuckers.
5/17 - C Cooper Hummel added to the Mudcats from Ext. Spring.
5/17 - RHP Scott Grist placed on the disabled list as of 5/16.
5/17 - RHP Eric Hanhold activated from the disabled list.
The Carolina Mudcats are the proud new Carolina League, Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. First established in 1991, the two-time Southern League Champion Mudcats are in their 27th consecutive season of baseball at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C.
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