Joe Terdoslavich Likely Called Up


According to tweets(shown below) from minor league slugger Robby Hefflinger and Lynchburg Braves radio announcer Erik Wilson , Joe Terdoslavich has been called up to the Major Leagues. No roster move has been announced, but I am willing to bet that Terdoslavich will take Schafer’s spot on the 25man roster. Schafer’s ankle injury hasn’t improved much over the last 4 to 5 days, so I would expect that Jordan will be placed on the 15-day DL.

Adding Terdoslavich to the roster adds a versatile switch-hitter, who is much better batting lefthanded, that is able to play corner OF and 1B. He likely will be used as a pinch-hitter, possibly even as our primary pinch hitter due to a lack of better options. After having a rough year at AAA to begin his 2012 season, a time which also involved a position change for the slugger, he has gone on to hit .315/.372/.480/.853, .388 wOBA, 138 wRC+ at AA last season, and a robust .322/.363/.574/.937, .407 wOBA, 150 wRC+ with 18 HR and 24 doubles this year at AAA. As a left-handed batter, he is hitting .335/.370/.614/.984, with 17 HR. The low differential between his average and OBP is mildly concerning, but given the fact that he was mashing at the plate, and also that he’ll likely be a bench bat while up with the big club sort of negates the need for a better walk rate from Joey.

 

Congrats to pizza boy @JoeTerdoslavich on getting the call to the big leagues!

 

@JoeTerdoslavich getting the call to ATL Congrats to 2011 @HillcatBaseball co-MVP! #bigtime #RoadToTheShow

 

 

More details as I get them.

UPDATE- July 4, 2013 9:05 am

 

No roster move has been announced by the team yet, nor is there any evidence of it on any of the MLB transactions pages; the team beat writers haven’t even mentioned it yet. However, I found this tweet from Terdoslavich at 6:17 ET this morning. It reads

 

Early morning hanging out with @jdflipfordays in the airport

 

I don’t want to spread further rumors, but I will just say that minor league teams almost always bus from city to city. The team was in Norfolk last night, and likely have already bussed back down for tonight’s scheduled game. The fact that Terdoslavich is in an airport waiting is cause for excitement. I would expect an announcement to be made after he arrives here, so expect to see one probably be sometime around noontime.

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