Rumors have been floating for 24-48 hours, but I didn’t want to post anything until I heard officially: Tyler Henson has been placed on the temporary inactive list for the purpose of Paternity Leave. Other details have emerged, but I’ll refrain from posting unverified information as we respect the family’s privacy until official announcements are made. Let’s just say that all of the Horn and Bell Staff, as well as the entirety of the Noise Nation and all IronPigs fans everywhere congratulate Tyler and pray for good health and happiness for his growing family.
And thus, the IronPigs family grows a little as well: Edgar Duran is added from Reading. While Carlos Alonso has been playing better, I’m thinking they need someone who can play short-stop. The switch-hitting Duran is hitting .251 with 3 HR this season. I’m not sure how much short Spears and Ryal play, so I see Duran as Andres Blanco’s back-up for now.