Mike Moustakas isn’t the only Royals prospect marching towards Kansas City.
Jarrod Dyson continues his trek back up through the system, as he’s been promoted to Double A Northwest Arkansas after some time in the Arizona Rookie League and Wilmington rehabbing an ankle sprain. Dyson finished 2009 in the Texas League, producing a mere .649 OPS but he did steal 37 bases in 43 opportunities. With he and Derrick Robinson at the top of the lineup, the Naturals have some wicked speed at the top of the lineup.
Henry Barrera was also assigned to the Naturals after a long stint on the disabled list. Barrera was on the 60-day DL and upon being activated, Gil Meche was moved onto the 60-day DL as both are on the 40 man roster. Barrera had good stuff early in his career and was doing a rehab stint in Wilmington, striking out 10 batters in 8 innings. There’s a chance he’ll be in the bullpen in September when rosters expand.
At a glance, the Meche move to the 60-day DL looks bad, but since he’s been out since May, he’s no closer nor further away from returning to the rotation. He can be activated at the end of the month if his health is improved. There hasn’t been a lot as far as updates on Meche’s shoulder, but he’s thrown bullpen sessions without setbacks, so he’s a good bet to be back about on schedule. The question after that is if he can remain healthy or not.