WVC in the Minors: Coughlin’s Ray Black back in Triple-A

By DJ Eberle - [email protected]
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After sitting out most of the 2017 season, Coughlin grad Ray Black is back in the San Francisco Giants organization and was promoted to Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday.

However, Black’s first appearance with the River Cats was less than stellar. The 27-year-old right-hander appeared in the ninth inning of a 9-2 loss and allowed three runs all off of a home run by Salt Lake’s Jose Miguel Fernandez. Black did strike out the side in the ninth.

The Pittsburgh alum sports a 3.27 ERA in 11 games between Triple-A and Double-A.

Matt Wotherspoon

The Crestwood alum made one relief appearance this past week. He struck out a pair in 1.2 innings for Triple-A Norfolk.

Wotherspoon has 1-1 record and 3.29 ERA after making 11 appearances for the Tides this season.

Sal Biasi

The Hazleton Area grad last pitched on May 6, when he threw two shutout innings for Single-A Lexington. Biasi gave up both a hit and a walk in the appearance.

The right-hander was able to lower his ERA to 6.08 after the impressive outing.

Mike Papi

The Tunkhannock grad continued to see consistent playing time for Triple-A Columbus this week. He played in four games, but was only able to collect a pair of hits.

Papi was 2-for-14 with a walk and a run scored. He’s batting .222 in 20 games this season.


Hazleton Area grad Tony Hernandez and former Hazleton Area student Jhordany Mezquita are still in extended spring training with their respective organizations. Hernandez pitches for the New York Yankees, while Mezquita is a Philadelphia Phillies prospect.


By DJ Eberle

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Reach DJ Eberle at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDJEberle

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