MLB Transactions: Colas demoted, Armenteros promoted and Elías to Korea.

Today has been a hectic day in reference to the amount of transactions involving Cubans in the organizational structure of baseball. Various players have gone various places during the day.

We will start the article of with good news. Young and eternal prospect Lázaro Armenteros has been promoted to AA (Midland) by the Oakland A’s after massacring the pitching in the Midwest League with the Lansing Lugnuts.

The highly touted outfielder slashed .277/.404/.723/1.127 with six longballs, 10 runs batted and seven stolen bases in 14 games this season. The prospect who was once compared to Yoenis Céspedes is progressing nicely and is about a year away from the majors.

In the case of Roenis Elías a Chicago Cubs farmhand reached an agreement with the Korean Baseball Organization’s defending champions SSG Landers as reported by the colleague Francys Romero earlier today.

Elías who was the ace for Cuba in the World Baseball Classic had a 2-0 record and 5.48 ERA this year in four starts with the Iowa Cubs. (AAA). The lefty joins his countrymen Guillermo Heredia on the Landers’ roster.

Óscar Luis Colas who was the feel good story of Spring Training after making the Whitesox ‘s Opening Day roster. But today the native of Santiago de Cuba was sent down to the minors after hitting .211 with a homer and seven RBIs in 25 games with the pale holes. Colas returns to Charlotte (AAA) where he hit .387 in seven games last season.

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