According to the Statesman Journal, Caleb Curry has sustained some sort of injury and Michael Ambort has reinjured his previously injured arm. Ambort’s injury is supposed to be minor, as he was available to play last night. No word on Curry’s however.
Caleb Curry stole an Iowa-record 45 bases as a senior, ranking third nationally in that category entering NCAA regional play. He’s a plus runner with good instincts on the bases and in center field, and he also gets the job done at second base. Though he’s just 6 feet and 175 pounds, he has a little pop and isn’t just a slap hitter.
In non-Volcano news, San Jose Catcher Elio Sarmiento was demoted to Augusta presumably to make room for Jackson Williams. Elio was an unheralded international signee and I’ve never read a scouting report on him. He’s always been young for the league he’s been assigned to which tells me that the Giants think highly of his catching ability. I saw him in person, and he seemed to be solid defensively behind the plate. He threw out a runner at second, but the runner also seemed to have gotten a bad jump. He might be destined to be a roster filler. He’s been treated like one so far.