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Batting Practice: Bisons roster moves, team leaders, and a Dalton Pompey sighting

Player moves

The transactions page has been active for the Bisons this year. They have had 133 player moves in 2018 with 58 players appearing in a a game for the Herd.

The busiest month was May, when the Herd had 63 moves including 10 promotions to Toronto and 11 players joining the Bisons for the first time this season.

Pompey coming back

Dalton Pompey can't seem to catch a break when it comes to injury. That trend continued this season as the outfielder tore a ligament in his left thumb in June. That put him on the disabled list, again.

This week he was assigned to a minor league injury rehabilitation stint with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays. He was the designated hitter in Monday's game in the Florida rookie league, going 2 for 4 with a double, a run scored, a walk, and two strikeouts.

Stanley in a sling

Bob Stanley is usually throwing part of batting practice for the Bisons, but the pitching coach has been sidelined, sporting his right arm in a sling.

It was a pre-arranged surgery for Stanley, who had work done on his shoulder and bicep. He had the operation during his four-day in-season vacation, as mandated by the Blue Jays for all of its coaching staff, and Stanley was out for about a week.

Bisons leaders at the break

Danny Jansen is leading the Bisons with a .288 batting average, 62 hits and 44 runs batted in.

Jason Leblebijian is the team leader in runs scored with 36 and home runs with 10.

On the pitching side, Chris Rowley has pitched the most (94 innings pitched). Rowley and Sean Reid-Foley both have five wins while Justin Shafer has seven saves.

He said it:

“For guys that have been to the big leagues, I mean where’s the carrot now? They’ve been there. Their lifetime dream is achieved and they’re 22.” -- Bisons manager Bobby Meacham.

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