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Stephens on DL

July 6, 2009 - Eastern League (EL) - Trenton Thunder News Release

(Trenton, NJ)- The Trenton Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, have announced that RHP Jason Stephens has been placed on the Disabled List, retroactive to July 4th.

He is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in six games (three starts) for Trenton this season. He has had two separate stints with the Thunder this season. He was 2-4 with a 5.45 ERA in eight games (six starts) with Tampa (High-A). He struck out 28 and walked 12 in 33 innings for the Tampa Yankees. Stephens also has appeared in three games (one start) for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Triple-A) and had a 1-1 record with a 5.40 ERA.

The Tallmadge, Ohio native spent most of the 2008 season with Charleston (Low-A). He appeared in 17 games (eight starts) and went 2-3 with a 3.02 ERA. He was selected to the 2008 South Atlantic League All-Star Game. He went 3-5 with a 4.47 ERA in 11 games (eight starts) for Tampa. He made one start for Trenton on August 8th against Akron. Stephens was drafted by the Yankees in the 6th round of the 2003 draft out of Tallmadge High School.

Trenton plays the rubber game of a three-game series against the New Britain Rock Cats (Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins) on Monday night. RHP Zach McAllister (5-3, 1.79) will start for Trenton against New Britain RHP Yohan Pino (2-1, 3.74) Game time is set for 7:05 p.m. For tickets, call 609-394-3300 or order online at

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