(PR) (Trenton, NJ) – The Trenton Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, announce that RHP Jeff Marquez has been added to the team’s roster. In a corresponding move, C Ryan Baker has been placed on the Disabled List. The moves bring the Thunder 24-man active roster to its maximum capacity.
Marquez hurled six innings in a Major League rehab last Saturday, leading the Thunder to a win over the Bowie Baysox.
The righty originally came up with the Thunder in the Yankees system but was traded to the White Sox in the 2008 offseason in the Nick Swisher deal. Marquez, who made his Major League debut on July 9, 2010, with the White Sox, was designated for assignment in June of this year and was claimed off of waivers by the Yankees. In three June relief appearances with the Yankees this season, the Vacaville, CA-native allowed one earned run in 4.0 innings pitched.
The games scheduled for Saturday (8/27) at 7:05 PM and Sunday (8/28) at 5:05 PM will be played as a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 12:05 PM. Tickets for Saturday night’s 7:05 PM game will be honored for Saturday’s doubleheader. Tickets for Sunday evening may be used for Saturday’s doubleheader but fans must stop at the ticket office at Waterfront Park to have their ticket validated prior to entering the stadium. Fans with tickets to either game may exchange them for tickets of equal or lesser value to another 2011 Thunder regular season home game or any game in April 2012 including Opening Night, subject to availability. Ticket stubs may be presented in person at the Thunder Ticket Office at Waterfront Park. Fans wishing to exchange for a 2012 ticket must do so starting in February 2012.
The NJEA Back to School Night Kids Notebook giveaway (first 1,500 fans, ages 5-15) slated for Saturday night will be distributed starting at 11:05 AM. The Good Deed Game charitable drives will take place throughout the game. Fans should bring their donations to the front office lobby and ask for Thunder Director of Community Relations, Patience Purdy.
Both games can be heard on the flagship station of Trenton Thunder baseball, 91.3 WTSR-FM, as well as online at trentonthunder.com. Tune in to the SBLI Pre-Game Show with Jay Burnham and Hank Fuerst at 11:45 AM. The Thunder will send RHP Jeff Marquez (1-0, 3.00) to the mound in game one and RHP Cory Arbiso (5-5, 4.98) in game two. The Rock Cats will send RHP Matt Schuld (1-2, 7.47) to the mound in game one. New Britain has not named a starter for game two.