Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Manship Promoted to Rochester
One night after Danny Valencia was promoted to AAA Rochester (where he went 3-4 with a double in his debut), another top Twins prospect was promoted to the Red Wings. On this night, starter Jeff Manship was told by his manager, Tom Nieto, that he was being promoted to AAA.
The 24 year old Manship is 6-4 with a 4.28 ERA on the season. However, in his last five starts, he has thrown 35 innings and has given up just 25 hits and seven walks. He is 3-1 with a 1.80 ERA in those games. Like Valencia, Manship was promoted to New Britain about this time one year ago. He is ready and excited for this opportunity. Is he taking Bobby Keppel’s spot in the Red Wings rotation? We shall see.
Other moves are not known at this time, but I will try to find out and keep you updated. Let me know what you think.