LANSING, Mich. – In conjunction with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Lansing Lugnuts have received pitching prospect Clinton Hollon from Class Short-Season Vancouver and placed pitcher Phil Kish on the 7-day Disabled List backdated to August 3rd.
Hollon will start tonight’s 7:05 p.m.game at home against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.Hollon, 20, was drafted by Toronto in the second round in 2013 out of Woodford County High School in Versailles, Kentucky. He debuted that same season, pitching the Gulf Coast League and Appalachian League, and entered 2014 ranked by Baseball America as the #15 prospect in the organization. He missed the entire 2014 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery, returning on June 18th this season to fire five scoreless innings for the Vancouver Canadians. Hollon posted a 2-2 record with a 3.18 ERA in nine starts for the C’s, striking out 40 batters and limiting the Northwest League to a .223 batting average.
The Lugnuts’ roster currently sits at 25 active players with three players on the Disabled List.