2:50 PM — Lineups for Game 1 are in…
2:20 PM — Some roster moves before today’s doubleheader, and they are plentiful.
Infielder Cristian Perez has been sent to Somerset from Scranton, and outfielder Zack Zehner has been returned from his call-up to Scranton. In addition, catcher Chase Illig has been promoted to Scranton, while Kevin Gadea has returned to the active roster after pitching in the pre-Olympic qualifiers.
Originally a Royals farmhand, Perez, 22, started the season with High-A Hudson Valley before skipping Somerset entirely with a promotion to Scranton. Between the two clubs, he’s hitting .179 with a homer and five RBI in 15 games and has played second, short and third.
Zehner hit .375 while being sparingly used while starting the season in Somerset, and was then summoned to Scranton, where he hit .143 in 12-game stay.
Illig has received a bit of a tour of the system so far this season, and had appeared in two games each for Somerset and Hudson Valley this season.
Gadea was 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA in his first five appearances for Somerset in 2021.