Former 1st Rounder, 16th Overall Pick, Kevin Ahrens Demoted

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Lugnuts, in conjunction with the Toronto Blue Jays, announced Friday that All-Star third baseman Mark Sobolewski has been promoted to Dunedin (A-Advanced, Florida State League) and third baseman Kevin Ahrens has been transferred to Lansing from the Dunedin roster.

In his second season with Lansing, the 23-year-old Sobolewski batted .313 in 44 games with four homers and 24 RBIs to earn a starting nod for the Eastern Division All-Star Team.

The switch-hitting Ahrens, 21, was drafted 16th overall in the 2007 Amateur Draft and hit .259 with 25 doubles in 122 games with the Lugnuts in 2008.  He spent the 2009 season with Dunedin, batting .215 in 105 games, before struggling to a .178 average with the D-Jays in 24 injury-plagued games this season.

The move leaves the Lugnuts’ official roster with 25 active players and four players on the DL.


DELETE3B Mark Sobolewski, promoted to Dunedin (A-Advanced, Florida State League)
ADD:  3B Kevin Ahrens, received from Dunedin (A-Advanced, Florida State League)

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