New Faces in Smokies Clubhouse

Ty Wright is moving from Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa

Hey Smokies Fans!

There are a couple of roster moves today as the Smokies prepare for the final game of the Carolina series. Ty Wright is moving up to Triple-A Iowa, while Oswaldo Martinez goes to High-A Daytona. In a corresponding move, outfielder Brett Jackson and starter Rafael Dolis are now with Tennessee.

Here is the official release from Rennie Leon

KODAK, Tenn. – The Tennessee Smokies, the Double-A minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, announce both OF Brett Jackson and RHP Rafael Dolis have been promoted to the team from High-A Daytona.  In related roster moves, OF Ty Wright has been promoted to Triple-A Iowa and RHP Oswaldo Martinez has been sent to Daytona.  Jackson and Dolis are active for Sunday’s game against Carolina.

Jackson began the season in Daytona, batting .316 (83-for-263), with 19 doubles, six home runs and 38 RBIs. Baseball Americast overall) by the Cubs in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft. has Jackson as the #2 top prospect in the Cubs organization.  The Orinda, CA native was a first round pick (31

Dolis also began the year in Daytona, going 4-5 with a 2.92 ERA in 14 starts.  The San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic native is a member of the Cubs’ 40-man roster and according to Baseball America, he is the Cubs 13th-ranked prospect.  Dolis was signed by Chicago as a non-drafted free agent in 2004.

Wright heads to Iowa after hitting .298 in 73 games with the Smokies this season, with 10 home runs and 51 RBIs.  He was the longest-tenured Smokies player on the roster this year, having appeared in 201 games for Tennessee between this year and last.

Martinez heads back to Daytona, where he started the 2010 season.  While in Tennessee he was 1-0 with a 7.94 ERA in four appearances.

Congratulations to Ty on getting the call to Iowa, and we wish him the best of luck in Triple-A. The Smokies will play the final game of the Mudcats series tonight at 5 p.m. Alberto Cabrera will pitch for Tennessee against Carolina ace Matt Klinker.

The Pilot Oscar-Mayer Pregame Show will begin at 4:45 p.m. on the Smokies Radio Network. You can listen to the game here online on or on the Smokies Radio Network’s flagship station,  The Sports Animal.

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