Thursday, June 2, 2005

Maza Promoted, Pattee joins Cats

The Rochester Red Wings have called up second baseman Luis Maza from the Rock Cats. Maza was hitting .247 with 6 homers and 23 RBI in 48 games for New Britain.

To replace him, the Cats have added infielder Ben Pattee who has been promoted from the Fort Myers Miracle. Pattee was batting .333 in 81 plate appearances for the Miracle this season.
The 6'0" 23-year-old from Ukiah, California, was named to the 2004 MWL All Star team prior to his mid-season promotion to Fort Myers. Pattee started the 2005 season on the injured reserve list, but has been batting well since his activation. The utility infielder can also play first and third base and has also spent time in the outfield.

The Rock Cats also announced today that RHP Colby Miller was placed on the disabled list due to a strain in his right shoulder. Miller has a 2.50 ERA in 57.2 innings this year.

In other organizational moves, infielder Brent Abernathy and outfielder Michael Ryan were called up to Minnesota on Tuesday night, and third baseman Terry Tiffee was demoted to their AAA affiliate. Red Wings outfielder Josh Rabe is nursing a leg injury and is listed as day-to-day.