The move was first reported by The Trentonian’s Josh Norris.
The 26-year-old speedster led the Thunder with 37 stolen bases, but it was his ability to hit for average that was his most reliable tool. He played all three outfield spots, hit in seven of the nine available spots in the batting order, and despite hitting 46 points lower in his games after the All-Star break (.255 to .301) he still was tops on the team with a .290 batting average as well.
Versatility, thy name is Ray Kruml.
No corresponding roster move was immediately made, but DeAngelo Mack would seem to be a solid candidate to return from High-A Tampa. Mack, who was sent down after his initial Double-A promotion after not playing for a few days following a stint on the shelf with a hand injury, is hitting .389 in 15 games since his return to the Florida State League.
Should an outfielder not be added, Trenton still has Austin Krum (.266/2/22), Melky Mesa (.235/7/33), Zoilo Almonte (.256/3/21) and Damon Sublett (.271/2/22) available to them.
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