Senators Roster Moves: Jaron Long promoted; Kyle McGowin assigned from Syracuse; Darian Sandford signed out of Atlantic League; Braulio Lara to DL
The following transactions have taken place today affecting the roster of the Harrisburg Senators:
Starting pitcher Jaron Long was promoted to AAA Syracuse after beginning the 2017 campaign with a 5-6 record and 2.73 ERA in 13 games. For Long, it will mark his third straight season pitching at the Triple-A level.
The corresponding move for the pitching staff is Kyle McGowin being reassigned to Harrisburg. McGowin, who was acquired as part of the Danny Espinosa trade with the Los Angeles Angels, pitched to a 1-6 record with opposing batters hitting .288 against him during nine games in the Southern Tier.
The Washington Nationals signed Darian Sandford out of the Atlantic League and assigned him to the Senators. The 30-year-old outfielder was batting .340 and getting on base at a .411 clip with 33 stolen bases in 48 games at the top of the batting order for the Lancaster Barnstormers. Sandford was last in affiliated baseball for the 2011 season in the rookie level Pioneer League. Since then, the Missouri native has played in almost every independent league in the country as he has suited up in the Frontier League, United Baseball League, Can-Am League, Pacific Association, and the Atlantic League. Last year with the Vallejo Admirals, Sandford stole 99 bases in 116 attempts.
Braulio Lara was also placed on the disabled list a day after collaring the loss in Akron when allowing four runs in 0.1 innings.