Amarista promoted, Baird returns

The last of the three Quakes all-stars still with the team, second baseman Alexi Amarista, was promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake after Wednesday’s game.

There, he will be reunited with his Quakes double play partner for most of the first half, Darwin Perez.

Whether Amarista will remain with Salt Lake remains to be seen, the Angels have several middle infield injuries in their system. But he likely won’t be back with the Quakes.

Returning to the Quakes is third baseman Dillon Baird, who had been out of action since he was hit on the hand by a pitch on May 8.

Baird, Gabe Jacobo and Luis Jimenez are expected to anchor the middle of the Quakes lineup, with one of them likely the DH the majority of days. Jacobo plays first, Jimenez plays third and Baird can play first or third. Baird served as the DH Thursday, his first game back and delivered an RBI double on the first pitch he saw.