Thursday, April 30, 2015

Highly-Touted Aguilar Joins RiverDogs

Highly-Touted Aguilar Joins RiverDogs

Infielder promoted to Charleston; Valerio transferred to Extended Spring Training

CHARLESTON, SC - The New York Yankees have announced that infielder Angel Aguilar has been added to the Charleston RiverDogs roster and that infielder Allen Valerio has been transferred from Charleston’s roster to extended spring training.

Aguilar was signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent in 2012 and embarks on his fourth season in professional baseball. The Venezuela-native played in 39 games with the GCL Yankees 2 squad and hit .311 with 11 doubles, a triple, 7 home runs and 31 RBI. He is ranked by Baseball America as the No. 22-ranked prospect in the Yankees’ organization. In his young career, the 19-year old has compiled a .267 average with 10 home runs and 79 RBI in 150 games.

Valerio leaves the RiverDogs after playing in 13 of the first 18 games this season. He hit .125 (6-for-48) with a home run and 8 RBI. He was signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent in 2012 and has a career average of .254 with 14 homers and 94 RBI.

COMING UP: Charleston and Asheville square off in the opener of a three-game series today (Tuesday) beginning at 7:05 p.m. The RiverDogs are scheduled to send LHP Jordan Montgomery (2-1, 3.52) to the hill while the Tourists send RHP Zach Jemiola (2-1, 3.00).

The RiverDogs remain on the road for three more games before they return home and play host to the Hickory Crawdads (Rangers affiliate) for a four-game series starting Friday, May 1. The homestand opens with an ISHPI Red Shirt Friday and a postgame fireworks show sponsored by Home Telecom. If you can't make it to the games, be sure to tune in and listen to the broadcast starting with the Zaxby's pregame show beginning at 7:00 p.m. on "The Big Talker" 1250 WTMA. The game can also be heard on and

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