(PR) (Trenton, NJ) The Eastern League announced Monday that Trenton Thunder INF Yadil Mujica has been named the league’s Player of The Week for the period of April 23-29. Additionally the Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today that RHP Graham Stoneburner has been activated from the DL. He will start Monday night’s game at Portland.
The 27-year old Mujica batted .625 (10-for-16) with one triple, six runs scored, two walks, a .667 on-base percentage and a .750 slugging percentage last week while appearing in five games for the Thunder and playing second base, third base and shortstop. Mujica had multiple hits and scored at least one run in all four games he started for the Thunder last week, including going 2-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored in a 4-3 win at New Hampshire on Saturday. He led off the top of the 11th inning of that game with a walk and came around to score the winning run on a double by Walter Ibarra.
The 6’1”, 170 lb. native of Matanzas, Cuba, led all Eastern League players in batting average (.625), hits (10) and OPS (1.417) last week. He also finished ranked among the weekly leaders in on-base percentage (.667-2nd), triples (1-tied 2nd), runs scored (6-tied 3rd) and slugging percentage (.750-5th). Yadil, who joined the Trenton Thunder on April 20th after being transferred from the Triple -A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, was signed by the New York Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on February 18, 2011.
Stoneburner replaces Andy Pettitte on the active roster, who was transferrred to the Short-Season A Staten Island roster in order to pitch in an extended spring training game Monday afternoon.