Starting lineups for Monday’s Eastern League game between the Bowie Baysox and the Erie SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park:
Bowie Baysox (46-47): 1. Antoan Richardson CF, 2. Jonathan Schoop 2B, 3. Josh Barfield LF, 4. Robbie Widlansky DH, 5. Manny Machado SS, 6. Rhyne Hughes 1B, 7. Buck Britton 3B, 8. Jai Miller RF, 9. Allan de San Miguel C.
Starting pitcher: Tim Bascom RH (4-5, 4.03 ERA).
Erie SeaWolves (44-49): 1. Niuman Romero SS, 2. Brandon Douglas 2B, 3. Nick Castellanos RF, 4. Jordan Lennerton 1B, 5. Rawley Bishop LF, 6. Avisail Garcia CF, 7. Tony Plagman DH, 8. James McCann C, 9. Corey Jones 3B.
Starting pitcher: Cesar Carrillo (1-1, 4.97 ERA).
– Mike Copper
The Erie SeaWolves have lost an outfielder to Toledo, but not their most celebrated of the last week.
Jamie Johnson, a fixture in center for Erie since the start of the 2011 Eastern League season, received his first career Triple-A promotion Monday. The 25-year-old from Calhoun, La., takes the roster spot of the disabled Cale Iorg (concussion) and was scheduled to join the Mud Hens for their International League game at Buffalo.
The parent Detroit Tigers made no corresponding move to compensate the SeaWolves for Johnson, which means they’ll go into their series opener against Bowie with only 24 players.
Johnson, who played for the University of Oklahoma, was drafted by Detroit in the seventh round of the 2009 amateur draft. He roamed Single-A outfields for Oneonta and West Michigan for his first two professional seasons before a call-up to Erie at the start of last season.
Johnson was a catalyst as Erie’s primary leadoff batter in 2011. He hit .275 with 84 walks in 137 games.
Defensively, Johnson only made three errors over that same span.
Overall, Johnson hit .279 in 274 games for the SeaWolves. His departure likely means that Erie’s regular outfield for the short term will be Nick Castellanos in right, Avisail Garcia in center and a platoon of Rawley Bishop and Tony Plagman in left.
The Tigers opted to switch Castellanos, their first pick in the 2010 draft, from third base to the outfield to start the league’s second half. The 20-year-old recorded his first career assist from right during Sunday’s 13-3 loss at Binghamton.
Castellanos last played at Uht Park July 6, when Erie doubled up the Akron Aeros 6-3. That game saw the SeaWolves score all of their runs off Giovanni Soto over 6 1/3 innings.
The Aeros starter fared much better against Altoona Sunday.
Soto allowed a run to the Curve, but still recorded a no-hitter against them. The left-hander walked three and struck out six in the Aeros’ 2-1 victory at Canal Park.
Altoona’s sixth-inning run was the result of a walk, a two-base fielding error and an RBI ground out.
Soto recorded Akron’s first no-hitter since May 21, 2009, when former Aero Jeanmar Gomez pitched a perfect game against Trenton.
Soto’s performance made him an easy choice for the Eastern League’s latest pitcher of the week recipient. Richmond third baseman Daniel Mayora was voted its player of the week.
The Eastern League website has video available of the home run that Erie’s Jordan Lennerton hit during last Wednesday’s All-Star Game at Reading.
Lennerton totaled three RBIs for the Western Division, which lost to the Eastern Division 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning.