Monday, April 27, 2009

Some Minor League notes

We mentioned Chris Johnson's plunking at Round Rock three games into the season, but it seems like it's still bothering him. This isn't news-worthy, as that's exactly what took Carlos Lee out (thanks be to you, Bronson Arroyo. You have a target on your little finger...). However, Alyson Footer brings some more info to light. First reports showed no damage to Johnson's fingers, but further examination showed a microfracture. He'll be out 1-2 more weeks.

Also, Brian Esposito was called up from Corpus to fill J.R. Towles' spot, who obviously came up to replace Q. In order to fill that spot at Corpus, Koby Clemens was called up from Lancaster. Clemens, who was mentioned in a Boston Globe article discussing the "sad aspect of the Roger Clemens story," collected six RBI in Saturday's game vs Rancho Cucamonga - a 3-run double in the 9th and a 3-run walkoff homer in the 10th - as the JetHawks overcame an 8-1 deficit in the ninth inning to win.