July 11, 2013 at 7:25 PM
Right-handed hitting outfielder Brandon Jacobs has been promoted from the Single-A Salem Red Sox to the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs Thursday.
The move was first reported by Sea Dogs radio announcer Mike Antonellis. As a corresponding move, the Sea Dogs activated outfielder Matty Johnson from the disabled list and assigned him to Salem.
Jacobs, the 36th ranked prospect on SoxProspects.com, has spent the last two seasons in Salem where he hit .248 with 24 home runs in 195 games. In 81 games this season, the 22-year-old produced a .244/.334/.440 line, with 11 home runs.
However, Jacobs has turned it on of late, hitting 410/.510/.718 with 6 doubles and 2 HR in his last 11 games. Since May 21, Jacobs has slugged seven home runs and 13 doubles in 43 games while hitting .291 with a .390 on base percentage.
The 25-year-old Johnson, a switch-hitter, was placed on the disabled list on June 22 with a left quadricep strain less than three weeks after being promoted from Salem, where he's spent the majority of the 2013 season. In 16 games for Portland, Johnson hit .273 with one double, his only extra-base hit, and stole six bases.
Photo Credit: Brandon Jacobs by Kelly O'Connor.
Luke Lavoie is a Staff Writer for SoxProspects.com. Follow him on twitter @LukeHoCoTimes.