Last night in Daytona the Tortugas saw outfielder TJ Friedl exit the game early after making a play in the field. The official game log said this about the play:
Daytona Tortugas center fielder T. J. Friedl Jr. left the game due to an injured wrist.
This morning the outfielder was placed on the disabled list in Daytona, but it’s now being listed as a left thumb sprain. After hitting .284/.378/.472 with Dayton and earning a mid-season promotion, the 21-year-old (for one more day) has struggled at times for Daytona. In 199 plate appearances he’s hitting .257/.313/.346 for the Tortugas. He had been hitting better of the last month, though, posting a .712 OPS in 28 games played.
Replacing TJ Friedl on the roster is catcher Chris Okey. Okey had been on the disabled list for the previous 13 days for the Tortugas.
Nick Senzel just keeps it going
Last night Nick Senzel racked up another two hits for Pensacola. Since July 1st, the Blue Wahoos third baseman is hitting .369/.420/.604 with 12 doubles, a triple and seven home runs. He’s been on a heck of a run in Pensacola, showing that he’s probably ready to leave Double-A. With that said, it’s unlikely he’ll see a promotion for the final three weeks of the season. The Blue Wahoos are heading into the playoffs and Louisville is not. What will be more interesting is to see whether or not the Reds send him to the Arizona Fall League in preparation for 2018, or if they’ll just give him the time off to rest up and get ready for the next season.