Touted OF Dwight Smith, Jr. Joins Lugnuts
LANSING, Mich. - The Lansing Lugnuts, in conjunction with the Toronto Blue Jays, announced that outfielder Dwight Smith, Jr. has been promoted to Lansing from Extended Spring Training and infielder Shane Opitz has been activated from the 7-day Disabled List, with infielder Balbino Fuenmayor placed on the 7-day DL and outfielder Ronnie Melendez placed on the 7-day DL retroactive to April 23rd in a pair of corresponding moves. move.
Drafted 53rd overall in 2011 out of McIntosh High School in Florida, the 20-year-old Smith enters the season rated Baseball America's #14 prospect in the Blue Jays' organization. His father, Dwight Sr., finished second in National League Rookie of the Year balloting in 1989 en route to an eight-year Major League career for the Cubs, Angels, Orioles and Braves.
The Lugnuts' roster comprises 25 active players with five players on the Disabled List.
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