‘Dogs in Trenton…Big leaguers have moved on

The bats of Jackie Bradley Jr. and Bryce Brentz are starting to heat up.

ONE MORE SERIES: The Sea Dogs continue their six-game road trip tonight with the first of a three game series against the Trenton Thunder…The trip is the final one before the Eastern League All Star Game…Aaron Kurcz (replaces teammate Chris Hernandez), Bryce Brentz, and Reynaldo Rodriguez will make the trip to Reading to participate in the All-Star Game.

 MLB REHAB UPDATE: Outfielder’s Jacoby Ellsbury (1-for-4, double) and Ryan Sweeney (0-for-3) made rehab starts with the Sea Dogs last night…Sweeney marks the 23rd Major Leaguer to rehab with the Sea Dogs, the 17th as a Red Sox affiliate and the fifth player to rehab with Portland this season…Earlier today, Carl Crawford, Ellsbury and Sweeney were removed from the Sea Dogs’ roster.

SEA DOGS MAJOR LEAGUE REHAB HISTORY Ryan Sweeney marks the 23rd player to make a Major League rehab assignment with the Portland Sea Dogs and the 17th at a Red Sox affiliate…Ellsbury rehabbed with Portland in 2010. 2012 MLB Rehabs in Portland: Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Ryan Kalish, May 31-June 3, Daisuke Matsuzaka, April 28th) and Sweeney.

MLB Rehabs as a Red Sox affiliate: Crawford, Ellsbury, Kalish, Matsuzaka  and Sweeney (2012), Bobby Jenks (2011), Mike Cameron, Manny Delcarmen, Ellsbury and Jeremy Hermida (2010), Jed Lowrie, Matsuzaka and John Smoltz (2009), David Ortiz (2008), Wade Miller (2005), Lenny DiNardo (2004 & 2006), Casey Fossum (2003), Chad Fox (2003) and Matt White (2003)

MLB Rehabs as a Marlins affiliate: Luis Aquino (1994), Chris Hammond (1994), Charles Johnson (1995), Matt Mantei (1997), Kevin Millar (2002) and Gary Sheffield (1994).

Game Notes

Carl Crawford Video

Lineups for Saturday (7:05 PM start)

Portland: Bradley Jr. DH, Hazelbaker 7, Brentz 9, Smith 5, Butler 2, Hedman 3, Hissey 8, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, Kehrt RHP

Trenton: Pirela 4, Maruszak 5, Adams DH, Almonte 9, Mesa 8, Murton 3, Murphy 2, Medchill 7, Mujica 6, Marshall RHP

RADIO NETWORKCatch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

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