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Wilson Placed on DL, Duff Promoted from Arkansas

July 6, 2008 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Salt Lake Bees News Release

SALT LAKE CITY (July 6, 2008) - The Salt Lake Bees announced today that catcher Bobby Wilson has been placed on the disabled list with a right thumb fracture and catcher Tim Duff has been promoted to Salt Lake from double-A Arkansas.

Wilson, 25, has appeared in 52 games for the Bees in 2008, hitting .310 with 13 doubles, one home run and 28 RBI. He made his major league debut with the Angels on April 28, recording his first hit, a single, in his first at bat against the Oakland Athletics. The Dunedin, Fla. native was originally selected by the Angels in the 48th round of the 2002 draft.

Duff, 26, appeared in 17 games for the Bees in 2008, hitting .231 with three doubles and three RBI. He has appeared in 30 games for the Travelers this season, hitting .242 with three doubles, two home runs and 12 RBI. The Coatesville, Pa. native signed with the Angels as a nondrafted free agent in 2004.

The 53-35 Salt Lake Bees continue an 11-game home stand this afternoon against the Tucson Sidewinders at 2:05 p.m. at Franklin Covey Field. For more information about Bees season tickets, which start as low as $7 per game, please call 325-BEES.

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