(PR) (Trenton, NJ) – The Trenton Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, announce that RHP Craig Heyer has been activated from the 7-Day Disabled List. In a corresponding move, OF Austin Krum has been transferred to Triple-A Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre. The move keeps the Thunder roster at one below the minimum of 24 active players.
Heyer, who will make his fifth start of the season Saturday night for the Thunder, is 2-2 with a 3.46 ERA as a starter in 2011. The righty from Scottsdale, AZ has also appeared twice out of the Trenton bullpen this season, amassing a 1-0 record with a 1.35 ERA as a reliever.
Krum will make his first appearance at the Triple-A level after spending parts of the last three seasons in a Thunder uniform (237 games from 2009-2011). In 40 games with Trenton in 2011, the Highlands Ranch, CO native has a .242 batting average with 13 runs batted in.
The Thunder continue their three-game series with the Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox) at Waterfront Park Saturday night at 7:05 PM. Craig Heyer (3-2, 3.03) gets the pearl for Trenton. The righty will oppose Portland’s right-hander Brock Huntzinger (2-4, 9.00). Tune-in to the game on 91.3 WTSR-FM, WBCB 1490-AM and trentonthunder.com. The SBLI Pre-Game Show with Jay Burnham and Hank Fuerst begins at 6:45 PM.
The first 1,000 fans 18 and older to Saturday’s contest with Portland will receive Luggage Tags thanks to Stone Mountain Accessories. After the game, fans will also get to enjoy Fireworks. Call 609-394-3300 of log on to trentonthunder.com for ticket information.