Angel Villalona and Cody Hall Promoted to Double-A Richmond

By Stuart Jones

From Mr. Joe Ritzo up in San Jose:

Jun 18, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; California League designated hitter Angel Villalona (29) high fives teammates during the home run derby of the California League vs Carolina League All Star Game at San Jose Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Villalona is on the 40-man roster, and you can catch up on his history in this ESPN article here if you’re not sure the backstory on him. He got back to baseball action last season. Formerly a Top-50 Baseball America prospect in 2008 and 2009, Villalona has plenty of critics as he gets back into the game, even at 22 years of age. Another promotion that officially happened today:

Hall teamed up with Chris Gloor for a 2-0 shutout over the Erie Seawolves.