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Hold the presses: Velez to join Lugnuts today in West Michigan

June 14, 2005 - Midwest League (MWL) - Lansing Lugnuts News Release

LANSING ¬Ė The Toronto Blue Jays have announced today that in addition to second baseman Juan Peralta being placed on the disabled list, infielder Eugenio Velez will be added to the active roster and will be in the lineup for tonight¬ís game in West Michigan. The move puts Lansing¬ís active roster back at 25 players.

Velez joins Lansing from extended spring training after splitting the 2004 season in Pulaski and Auburn. The 22-year-old switch hitter from San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic hit .292 in 44 games with Pulaski and .263 in 10 games with Auburn. Lifetime, the 2001 free agent signee is a .281 hitter with five homers and 116 RBI in three seasons in the Toronto farm system.

The Lugnuts continue their three-game series in West Michigan tonight at 7:00 p.m. as Russ Savickas takes to the hill for Lansing. The Lugnuts will continue their road trip through Friday in Grand Rapids and Fort Wayne before returning home to finish off the first half. Saturday’s game will feature a post-game fireworks display presented by LAFCU, Your Credit Union For Life and Sunday’s game will be a Meijer Kids Day with Kids Run The Bases presented by Pepsi.

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