Nogosek, Sanchez Receive Promotions Among Friday Transactions

By Jacob Resnick

June 29, 2018 No comments

While a former first-round draft pick earned a high-profile promotion on Friday, some more interesting names have climbed up the ladder, in addition to a few reaching the end of the road.

Joining Anthony Kay in St. Lucie is Ali Sanchez, who is in Friday’s lineup at Clearwater, according to Steve Givarz of 2080 Baseball. The 21-year-old backstop was in the midst of his second season in the South Atlantic League, where he was hitting .259 with 16 extra-base hits. He had really turned it up since June 6, a span of 16 games during which he hit .328/.364/.541 with only seven strikeouts in 66 plate appearances.

Moving from St. Lucie to Binghamton is Florida State League all-star Stephen Nogosek, one of the three relief arms acquired from the Boston Red Sox for Addison Reed in 2017. While the other two pitchers shipped from Boston in the deal, Gerson Bautista and Jamie Callahan, have seen action in Queens, Nogosek, 23, has done nothing but impress. In a team-leading 23 appearances, he struck out 37 batters, walking 18.

A pair of high school draft choices were released, including catcher Brandon Brosher from St. Lucie and pitcher Dariel Rivera from Kingsport.

Juan Uriarte, who fouled a ball off his leg in his first at-bat of the season with Brooklyn, was placed on their 60-day disabled list and is unlikely to return when that time period expires. His teammate, recently-drafted reliever Bryce Montes de Oca, was placed on the 7-day disabled list. He had yet to make his professional debut.