— The move will not become official until some point tomorrow, but as Donnie Collins first reported, Wilkins Arias has been returned to Double-A Trenton. Brad Halsey will be placed on the disabled list to make room for him.
Arias appeared in just the August 13 game against Syracuse during his first call-up to Triple-A Scranton, and allowed one run on one hit in two thirds of an inning. He posted no record and a 13.50 ERA. With Trenton this season, he’s pitched in 22 games and gone 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA and .163 average against.
Halsey, who is likely on the phantom DL and not actually injured, will likely be placed on the disabled list retroactive to August 17, which is the day after he last pitched. The 30-year-old lefty has been good as of late, stringing together eight consecutive scoreless appearances after a rough start. In 22 outings, the former big leaguer is 2-1 with a 4.91 ERA.
— Brad Suttle is, according to Tony Franklin, expected to miss the remainder of the season after experiencing shoulder soreness. Suttle, who hit just .215 with 9 home runs and 47 RBI in 86 games in his first Double-A season, had not played since July 14th.
— Jeff Marquez will still rehab with the Thunder tomorrow, he’s slated to pitch the first game. Graham Stoneburner will pitch game two.
— I’ve got a feature on Marquez and the comparisons between this team and the 2009 squad in the pipeline. Stay tuned later tonight.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com