RiverDogs Second Baseman Kyle Gray Promoted to Tampa

Torrealba returns from IL stint to fill hole up the middle

RiverDogs Second Baseman Kyle Gray Promoted to Tampa
RiverDogs 2nd baseman Kyle Gray promoted to Tampa on Monday (Charleston RiverDogs)

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A consistent presence as one half of Charleston’s double-play combination, second baseman Kyle Gray was called up to High-A Tampa as announced by the New York Yankees on Monday.

Gray slashed .236/.325/.378 with five home runs and 38 RBI as the RiverDogs’ everyday second baseman; his 75 starts at the position are the most for a Charleston player at any one spot on the diamond. His six triples were tied-second most in the South Atlantic League circuit. His patient approach produced a 10.9% walk-rate, drawing 37 bases on balls, ranking among the top-20 in the league.

Gray joins Mickey Gasper as the second member Charleston position player to garner promotion to Tampa this season. Catcher Eduardo Navas also spent a three-game stint in Double-A before returning to the RiverDogs roster.

In a corresponding move, infielder Eduardo Torrealba was activated from Charleston’s seven-day injured list, where the 20-year-old had resided since twisting his ankle on a play at first base on June 21 at Hickory. The Venezuela native batted .248 with 15 RBI in 62 games, mostly at shortstop, a position he figures to split time with Oswald Peraza as the up-the-middle pair.