Smokies shake up roster

KODAK, Tenn. – The Tennessee Smokies, Double-A minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, announce this afternoon outfielders Jae- Hoon Ha and Ty Wright have been added to the team’s active roster in advance of their series opener with the Mississippi Braves. In related roster moves, INF Ryan Flaherty and OF Brett Jackson have been promoted to Triple-A Iowa Cubs.

Ha starts his second stint with the Smokies in 2011. The 20-year-old spent 12 games with Tennessee batting .267 (12-for-45) with three doubles, one triple, one home run and 7 RBI. Ha is promoted from the High-A Daytona, and was signed as non-drafted free agent in 2009.

Wright, 26, played in three games with the Smokies before being placed on the DL in mid-April, before being promoted to Iowa on May 25. While with the “I-Cubs,” Wright hit .314 (48-for-153) with six doubles, one home run and 20 RBI. The Tyler, Texas native was selected by Chicago (NL) in the seventh round of the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Flaherty, 24, was hitting .305 (92-for-302) with 14 home runs and 66 RBI in 83 games for the Smokies in 2011. He was drafted 41st overall by Chicago (NL) in the compensation round of the first round of the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Jackson, 22, was hitting .256 (63-for-246) with 10 home runs, 32 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 67 games with Tennessee in 2011. The Berkeley, Calf. native was drafted in the first round (31st overall) in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft.


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