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South Jersey Baseball:
Reyes and Carlyle Promoted To Columbus
Ramirez Activated from DL...

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

By Dan Loney
Trenton Thunder Baseball Club

The Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today that RHPs Buddy Carlyle and Carlos Reyes have been promoted to Columbus (AAA- International League) and that RHP Ramon Ramirez has been activated from the Disabled List.

Carlyle is 4-0, 0.72 ERA for the season with the Thunder. He has 48 strikeouts and 4 walks in 37.1 innings with just 23 hits allowed. During the past week, he didn’t allow a run in two games. He tossed eight shutout innings against Portland in a 2-0 win (Monday) and came back with 6 2/3 shutout innings against New Hampshire (no-decision) as Trenton won 1-0 in back end of “day-night” doubleheader (Saturday). He was originally drafted by Cincinnati, traded to San Diego in 1999 (where he made his Major League debut) and played for Hanshin in 2001 and 2002. Last season, Carlyle was with Wichita (AA) and Omaha (AAA) in the Royals’ organization.

Reyes joined the Thunder on May 29 and has gone 0-1 with a 4.87 ERA in three appearances. In his last outing on June 10 he threw 6.2 innings, allowed five runs with a walk and a strikeout. Reyes has appeared in 293 career Major League games including 10 in 2003 with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He was originally signed by the Braves in 1991 as an undrafted free agent.

Ramirez had been placed on the Disabled List on May 17 with a right shoulder strain. He was 0-1, 6.75 ERA for the Thunder in three starts. He began the 2004 season with Columbus (AAA) of the International League and was 0-3 in four starts with an 8.50 ERA. Ramirez pitched for Tampa, Trenton and Columbus in 2003 with a combined 3-10 record (1-1 for Trenton in four games), but after the season was sent to the Arizona Fall League, where he posted the lowest ERA in the league (1.44) and had the most strikeouts (25) of any pitcher.

The Thunder are in New Britain, CT to face the Rock Cats in a doubleheader tonight starting at 5:35. The Thunder return to Waterfront Park on June 21 to face the Rock Cats and Binghamton Mets in a seven day homestand.

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