According to a source, Kevin Mahoney is set to be called up from High-A Tampa and will join the Thunder in Akron tomorrow.
Mahoney, a 2009 Yankees draft pick who briefly played with Trenton two seasons ago, is listed as a second baseman but played at first today for Tampa. He filled in for David Adams at that time, and it’s not out of the realm of possibility that’s exactly what he’ll be doing this time around as well. With Adams’ stiff neck and Jose Pirela getting hitting in the head by a pitch today, it’s a foregone conclusion that one of them — if not both — will be headed to the disabled list.
The 24-year-old went 4-for-15 in a six-game stint in 2010 with Trenton. Between Low-A Charleston and High-A Tampa, the former 23rd rounder batted .263 with a .343/.392/.735 slash line, eight homers and 51 RBI over the course of 403 at-bats last year.
This year, he’s played in just two games and is 1-for-5 with an RBI and a walk.
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