Your Bees are back in town, with a pitching staff that has once again been shuffled around a little bit.
Yesterday, the Kansas City Royals placed right-handers Harold Mozingo and Matt Kniginyzky on the disabled list with sore right shoulders. To fill their spots, the Royals activated southpaw Matt Campbell and added righty Blake Wood to the Bees’ active roster.
In last night’s 6-1 loss at Lansing, Campbell made his first appearance since June 10. Recovering from a sore shoulder, the former first-rounder pitched 1.2 scoreless innings against the Lugnuts.
Wood makes his Bees debut tonight. He was drafted by the Royals in the third round of the 2006 draft after helping Georgia Tech reach the College World Series as a junior. Wodd is coming back from a shoulder injury that he suffered at the end of 2006. The Atlanta native comes to us from the Arizona Rookie League, where he allowed two unearned runs on nine hits, stiking out 15 in 9.2 innings.
Wood and the 15-12 Bees host the 18-9 West Michigan Whitecaps tonight at 6. Wood will not be the only pitcher making his Midwest League debut here tonight. Lefty Charles Furbush, selected by Detroit in the fourth round of this year’s draft out of Louisiana State University, goes for West Michigan.