Twins reportedly promote four Kernels to High-A

According to this report by The Gazette‘s Jeff Johnson, the Minnesota Twins are expected to announce today that they promoted four Cedar Rapids Kernels players — 1B Dalton “D.J.” Hicks, OF J.D. Williams, LHP Steve Gruver and RHP Tyler Jones — to the High-A Fort Myers Miracle.

Hicks batted .297 with 13 HR and 82 RBI in 89 games with the Kernels this season.

Dalton Hicks batting for the Cedar Rapids Kernels earlier this season.

Dalton Hicks batting for the Cedar Rapids Kernels earlier this season.

Williams batted .281 with 8 HR, 42 RBI and 15 SB in 80 games with the Kernels this season. He played for the Beloit Snappers last season, batting .234 with 6 HR, 39 RBI and 23 SB in 97 games.*

J.D. Williams batting for the Cedar Rapids Kernels earlier this season.

J.D. Williams batting for the Cedar Rapids Kernels earlier this season.

Gruver went 5-2 with a 2.45 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 58.2 IP for the Kernels this season. He pitched for the Snappers last season, going 7-8 with a 3.61 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 114.2 IP.*

Jones went 4-3 with a 1.93 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 37.1 IP for the Kernels this season. He pitched for the Snappers last season, going 5-5 with a 4.67 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 86.2 IP.*

*The Snappers were affiliated with the Minnesota Twins last year and are now affiliated with the Oakland Athletics. The Kernels were a Los Angeles Angels affiliate for 20 years before becoming a Twins affiliate this season. Read this post for a complete list of the current MLB affiliations of all Midwest League teams.

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