Angel Ventura promoted to AAA Colorado Springs, Wendell Rijo to Biloxi

Rijo was acquired by the Brewers from Boston in 2016

Angel Ventura joins the Triple-A Colorado Springs SkySox for the first time on Wednesday (Hunter Reed)

By Biloxi Shuckers | May 17, 2017 12:37 PM ET

BILOXI, MS The Milwaukee Brewers announced the following roster moves this morning. RHP Angel Ventura has been promoted to AAA Colorado Springs and INF Wendell Rijo  transferred to Biloxi from A+ Carolina

Ventura, 23, appeared in seven games for the Shuckers including five starts going 1-4 with a 3.00 ERA including 22 strikeouts and 14 walks. Over two seasons and 18 outings for the Shuckers Ventura posted a 3-8 record with a 3.71 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 85 innings pitched. Ventura was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Brewers in 2011 and holds a 27-27 career record with 3.90 ERA over seven professional seasons.

 

Rijo, 21, appeared in 15 games for the Carolina Mudcats this season, batting .238 (10x42) with five doubles, four RBI, and three stolen bases. Rijo was acquired from Boston, along with Aaron Wilkerson, in exchange for Aaron Hill on July 7, 2015. The La Romana, DR native began the 2016 season with Double-A Portland and transferred to Class-A Salem on June 20. Over 50 games with Brevard County after the trade Rijo batted .202 with one home run, 15 RBI, and six stolen bases. The Red Sox originally signed the 21-year-old as a minor league free agent on July 6, 2012.

At 21 years, 255 days, Rijo is the second-youngest on the roster by 18 days to pitcher Luis Ortiz (21 years, 237 days). Rijo has not yet been assigned a number.

Click HERE to see the most up-to-date Shuckers roster. A PDF roster is attached to this email.

The Shuckers wrap up the first leg of the 10-game homestand on Wednesday night against the M-Braves. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 pm, with the Beau Rivage Pregame Show starting at 6:15 pm on Cruisin' WGCM AM-1240/FM-100.9 and the Shuckers Radio Network. The game will also be available at biloxishuckers.com MiLB.TV and TuneIn Radio.

The Shuckers' homestand at MGM Park continues on Wednesday great promotions:

All-You-Can-Eat Wednesday - Bring your appetite to MGM Park each Wednesday this season for an all-you-can-eat buffet in the Left Field Terrace which will include hamburgers, hot dogs, and offerings from Papa John's, Aztecas Restaurant & Cantina, Murky Waters, Krispy Kreme and more. The all-you-can-eat ticket is just $20! Season ticket holders will have the option to upgrade their tickets each Wednesday for only $10. Limited all-you-can-eat tickets are available, so reserve your spot in advance.

The Chattanooga Lookouts will come to town to begin a five-game set at MGM Park opening on Thursday night.

Fans are encouraged to purchase Shuckers tickets in advance at any Ticketmaster outlet or biloxishuckers.com.

ABOUT THE BILOXI SHUCKERS:

The Biloxi Shuckers are the Double-A Southern League Affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Shuckers play at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi. For more information, please visit biloxishuckers.com and follow us on Twitter @biloxishuckers and at facebook.com/biloxishuckers.com.

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

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