Some of these moves are official and some may not be official until later today or tomorrow.

David Holmberg has been optioned back to Louisville. He’s struggled in two starts this year, not making it out of the third inning of either game, allowing five and six runs in each start with seven total walks and three strikeouts.

Daniel Corcino has been promoted from Pensacola to pitch out of the bullpen. While his overall numbers this season haven’t been good, he has been on a roll so far in August with a 2.77 ERA in 26.0 innings pitched, just six walks and he has struck out 23 batters. He hasn’t really pitched out of the bullpen this season, the lone exception being the first game of the year where he was technically a reliever, but just followed a rehabbing pitcher and threw 6.0 innings starting in the second.

Joel Bender is heading to Pensacola to make a start over the weekend.

He’s been on a really strong run since the start of June where he’s thrown 38.0 innings with 12 walks and 50 strikeouts, without a home run allowed. The left hander threw 5.0 innings in his last appearance out of the bullpen for Dayton, allowing just one run with two walks and nine strikeouts.

While it was noted in the Prospect Watch earlier, the team has also resigned outfielder Ryan LaMarre.

5 Responses

  1. Jim Delaney

    Doug- nice update. Looking forward to Joel Bender’s start at AA, he is a local Cincinnati kid, I think from West Side and Oak Hills High School. Starting to think he might be becoming a legit prospect to at least be a LH specialist.
    Also, glad to see Corcino has been brought up, think it’s time to see how he reacts at the ML level. Maybe thinks click, maybe talking to Cueto, Simon and other ML pitchers might help him. Hopeful his debut and initial opportunities go better than Holmberg’s and Contreras.

  2. DaveCT

    I like the LaMarre signing. Let him try to work his way back as a 5th OF, with good speed and defense. Heck maybe he can break the mold and bunt. If nothing else he can be flipped for another, more needed spare part.

    Congrat’s to young Mr. Bender. Doug, does he have anything close to plus enough to succeed at the next levels?

    Looks like Daniel may be getting prepared to pitch in the GABP bullpen soon. Hope he rises to the occasion. Maybe he can try to keep up with his mentor and adjust upwards more.

  3. David

    Were there injury reasons for both Lutz and Yorman to leave early tonight?

  4. Mustang John

    Very proud of Joel.Pressure does not get to this young man.Go Get Em