66ers, Quakes make roster moves: Nestor released

The Sixers and Quakes both made roster moves on Tuesday.

The Dodgers released Quakes right-hander Scott Nestor, a Bonita High and Chaffey College product. Nestor had allowed four earned runs in 3 1/3 innings (10.80 ERA) while walking six.

In his place, the Quakes got right-hander Javier Solano, who had been in extended spring training. Solano split last year between the 66ers and Double-A Chattanooga, going 1-1 with a 3.22 ERA with the Sixers and 2-0 with a 2.29 ERA with Chattanooga.

Two Sixers, third baseman Dillon Baird and catcher Ikko Sumi were promoted to Double-A Arkansas. Baird was hitting .372 (16 of 43) with three home runs and 13 RBIs and had hits in each of his last five Cal League games, including a 5 for 5 game on Saturday at Bakersfield.

Sumi, the Sixers backup to Jose Jimenez, was 0 for 12 on the season.

Replacing them were infielder Mitch Blackburn from low Single-A Cedar Rapids and catcher Chris Hannick from extended spring training. Blackburn was 4 for 20 with four walks for Cedar Rapids, while Hannick was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Cal State Northridge last off-season and has not yet played in the pros.