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Aeros notes entering final regular-season home stand

By sstorm Published: August 26, 2008

Aeros catcher Wyatt Toregas was activated from the disabled list Tuesday after being sidelined since Aug. 14 with a right elbow strain. Although Toregas said his elbow "felt great'', Aeros manager Mike Sarbaugh eased him back into action by having him serve as the team's deignated hitter, with back up Damaso Espino catching.
Toregas got off to a scorching start with the Aeros after being demoted to Akron from Triple-A Buffalo June 19th, batting .325 with 11 home runs and 32 RBIs in his first 34 games before his elbow began bothering him.

ARIZONA BOUND - Five of the six players the parent-club Indians have tabbed to play in the prestigious Arizona Fall League for the Surprise Rafters in October currently suit up for the Aeros.
Akron second baseman/shortstop Josh Rodriguez, third baseman Wes Hodges, left-handed pitchers Tony Sipp and Chuck Lofgren and right-handed pitcher Erik Stiller will join high Class-A Kinston first baseman Beau Mills and another played to be named when the AFL kicks off on Oct. 7. Lake County picthing coach Ruben Niebla will be a team coach as well.

A LITTLE MAGIC - The Aeros entered Tuesday's three-game home stand against Altoona with a magic number of three with seven games remaining in the regular season. Any combination of three Aeros wins and/or Harrisburg losses hands Akron the Eatern League Southern Division wild card - which they can claim as early as Wednesday. The Bowie Baysox in the Southern Division and Trenton Thunder in the Northern Division have already wrapped up the regular-season divison crowns.

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