Starting lineups for Tuesday’s Eastern League game between the Bowie Baysox and the Erie SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park:
Bowie Baysox (47-47): 1. Antoan Richardson CF, 2. Jonathan Schoop 2B, 3. Josh Barfield LF, 4. Robbie Widlansky 1B, 5. Manny Machado SS, 6. Ty Kelly 3B, 7. Buck Britton DH, 8. Jai Miller RF, 9. Brian Ward C.
Starting pitcher: Mike Wright RH (0-2, 5.65 ERA)
Erie SeaWolves (44-50): 1. Niuman Romero SS, 2. Brandon Douglas 2B, 3. Nick Castellanos RF, 4. Jordan Lennerton 1B, 5. Rawley Bishop 3B, 6. Avisail Garcia CF, 7. Tony Plagman DH, 8. James McCann C, 9. Michael Rockett LF.
Starting pitcher: Jared Wesson LH (4-5, 7.10 ERA)
– Mike Copper
The SeaWolves officially filled their vacant 25th roster spot when Luis Sanz was activated from the disabled list Tuesday. The 21-year-old catcher from Venezuela had been sidelined since July 5 with a concussion suffered in a home-plate collision the day before.
Sanz received his first career Double-A promotion June 1. He’s hit .138 in 10 games as a backup to James McCann.
Headed back to Single-A Connecticut is Wes Thigpen, who was summoned from the New York-Penn League to replace Sanz. The 23-year-old went 4-for-10 at the plate in three games for Erie.
The SeaWolves are back to one Garcia on their roster thanks to Ramon Garcia’s latest call-up to Triple-A Toledo. The left-hander (7-7, 4.32) was supposed to start today’s game for Erie, but instead will join the Mud Hens in the midst of their International League series at Buffalo.
Coming back to Erie is Jared Wesson, who started the 2012 season in its rotation.
Wesson was demoted June 25 after he struggled (4-5, 7.10 ERA) during his first career Double-A assignment. The 26-year-old left-hander was 0-1 with a 3.79 ERA after his three ensuing starts for Lakeland.
Wesson’s start today will be his first for the SeaWolves since June 24.
Outfielder Jamie Johnson, who received his first career Triple-A promotion Monday, took the vacated spot on Toledo’s roster after the Detroit Tigers released a member of the 2009 SeaWolves.
Detroit parted ways with Ryan Strieby, who was hitting .195 in 88 games for the Mud Hens. The first baseman ranked among Erie’s best hitters three years ago, although his .303 average, 19 homers and 58 RBIs were only in 88 games because of injuries.
Wednesday’s 12:05 p.m. game between the SeaWolves and Baysox will be Erie’s last weekday afternoon game, not counting its Labor Day finale against Altoona.