After tearing up the Florida State League over the first six weeks of the season, the Tampa Yankees announced on Monday morning that Billy Fleming has been promoted to Trenton.
The 23-year old Fleming was third in the FSL in hitting with a .329 batting average in 36 games for Tampa. The promotion is a homecoming of sorts for Fleming, who hails from Churchville, PA – which is roughly 30 minutes from ARM & HAMMER Park.
Fleming has driven in 27 runs and hit 16 extra base hits (3 HR, 13 2B) and should provide Trenton with auch needed offensive jolt. The Thunder roster was at 24 players prior to the promotion so a corresponding move may not be necessary.
As of this afternoon, Fleming was on a flight en route to Trenton and was expected to arrive at the ballpark in time for tonight’s series opening matchup with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.