LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Lugnuts, in conjunction with the Toronto Blue Jays, announced that pitchers Chad Jenkins and Evan Crawford have been promoted to the Dunedin Blue Jays (A-Advanced, Florida State League). In a corresponding move, pitchers Scott Gracey and Egan Smith have been transferred to Lugnuts from the Auburn Doubledays (Short-A, New York-Penn League).
Jenkins, 22, was selected 20th overall in the 2009 Amateur Draft and was voted to the Midwest League Eastern Division All-Star team. In 13 starts with Lansing, the right-hander posted a 5-4 record with a 3.63 ERA in 79.1 innings. He walked only 13 batters while striking out 64.
Crawford, 23, cycled between the Lansing bullpen and the starting rotation, going 3-2 with a 4.01 earned run average in 16 appearances (seven starts).
Gracey and Smith each began their 2010 campaigns with the Lugnuts before they were transferred to Auburn on June 15th. In a pair of starts for the Doubledays, Smith allowed no earned runs over 11 innings while striking out 11. Gracey added five scoreless one-hit innings in a pair of relief appearances.
The Lugnuts roster comprises 25 active players and two players on the DL.
DELETE: RHP Chad Jenkins, transferred to Dunedin (A-Advanced, Florida State League)
DELETE: LHP Evan Crawford, transferred to Dunedin (A-Advanced, Florida State League)
ADD: RHP Scott Gracey, transferred from Auburn (Short-A, New York-Penn League)
ADD: LHP Egan Smith, transferred from Auburn (Short-A, New York-Penn League)