June 6, 2016 Prior to today’s road trip opener at Kansas City, the Wingnuts have announced the following roster moves:
- RHP Seth Harvey placed on the disabled list retroactive to 5/30
- INF Matt Chavez placed on the inactive list retroactive to 5/26
- LHP Anthony Capra placed on the inactive list retroactive to 6/5
- Released LHP Santos Rodriguez and LHP Andrew Taylor
- Acquired RHP Kevin Osaki from the Gary SouthShore RailCats for future considerations
After pitching against the Wingnuts on Saturday while the RailCats were at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, Osaki will join a Wichita pitching staff that has been hit by injuries in recent days.
A 25-year old right-hander from Fountain View, California, Osaki pitched for four seasons collegiately at Chapman University before signing with the RailCats last year. In 27 appearances with Gary a season ago, Osaki posted a 4.76 ERA in 45.1 innings.
Prior to the trade, he appeared in five games for the RailCats this season, posting a 4.50 ERA in eight innings.
The Wingnuts roster now sits at 21 active, with one on the disabled list, and two on the inactive list.