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Fisher Cats rained out in Pennsylvania
Rain postponed Monday’s Eastern League series opener between New Hampshire and Reading. That game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on May 19 in Reading.
Toronto made a series of roster moves Monday impacting the Fisher Cats’ roster. Left-handed reliever Richard Bleier was promoted to Triple-A Buffalo and reliever Wil Browning was elevated to New Hampshire from Dunedin to take Bleier’s roster spot. And catcher A.J. Jimenez has been placed on the disabled list retroactive to April 5.
Bleier, acquired in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft in December, appeared in one game for the Fisher Cats last Friday. He pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings during the Fisher Cats’ 7-3 win against Trenton. He was originally a member of the Rangers organization, and made his Triple-A debut a year ago with Round Rock of the Pacific Coast League.
Fisher Cats President and General Manager Rick Brenner, who enters his 21st season as a minor league baseball executive, said his staff is ready for Thursday’s 6:35 p.m. home opener against Binghamton at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
“In the middle of March, Dan and his crew started removing snow from the warning track, melting ice in the dugout and using ground warmers,” said Brenner. “The extra week into the season has given us time to sell more tickets, and complete the final touches in and around the stadium. We also added new sinks and counter tops in the restrooms throughout the stadium.”
“Some people may still remember we had eight inches of snow during our home opener in 2007,” Brenner said. “So this week we’re definitely in better shape heading into our home opener Thursday.”