Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rehab: Jim Wolf in Triple-A Charlotte

Umpire Jim Wolf worked his first professional game since May on Thursday, a Triple-A affair between the Norfolk Tides and Charlotte Knights of the International League. Wolf umpired at first base, joining Home
File: Wolf entertains Wright.
Plate Umpire Ben May, 2B Umpire David Rackley and 3B Umpire Jeff Gosney.

Wolf has not worked an MLB regular season game in two months, his spot on chief Jim Joyce's crew largely shared amongst minor league fill-in umpires after Wolf's departure in May, mainly Cory Blaser of MiLB's Pacific Coast League. Blaser worked the plate with Joyce's crew Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

With Ed Hickox now projected to be out after sustaining a probable concussion Friday night, if Wolf indeed returns, the crew will likely still operate with Blaser, Hickox's replacement Lance Barrett or another MiLB call-up.

Wolf has zero ejections and zero points through the 2013 All-Star Break.

7 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Was it an injury??

Gil Imber said...

Unofficial word is a back injury.

Gil Imber said...

That didn't take long... First game post ASG and Eric Cooper tanks a Yasiel Puig bullet on Bryce Harper. Because its a Puig play, the ESPN instant replay argument countdown is on.

Gil Imber said...

Brett Gardner just got ejected by Mike Everitt after a called strike 3

Gil Imber said...

Nelson, Rackley, Joyce and Holbrook are working the Rays-Blue Jays this weekend.

Gil Imber said...

Looks like Holbrook will cover until Wolf gets back and after that, it will basically be like Wolf replacing Hickox.

Gil Imber said...

Having just browsed through the AAA box scores, no sign of Angel Campos. I wonder if he hung it up midseason. Steve Barga did the same thing.

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