The Charlotte Knights have got some familiar faces back from Chicago.
Outfielder Dewayne Wise and pitcher Ehren Wasserman returned from the White Sox last week. Wise is hitting. 317 with nine home runs and 20 RBI in 48 games this season. While in Chicago, Wise played in six games and got just six at-bats.
Wasserman was up in the Windy City for about 11 games and went 0-1 in six and two-thirds innings pitched giving up 14 hits and 11 earned runs. In 10 games, Wasserman was 0-0 without an ERA and six saves.
With Wasserman and Wise returning to Charlotte, outfielder Thomas Collaro was sent back down to Double-A Birmingham. He was hitting .324 with five home runs and nine RBIs in 19 games for the Knights. In other news:
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• The Knights are presenting the Rookie Knights Baseball Camp which is set for June 19-20.
Boys and girls ages 6-13, are invited to come out to Knights Stadium and learn baseball from the best. Knights Manager Marc Bombard, the coaching staff and players will all take part in conducting drills and offer instruction for kids. The camp runs from 9 a.m. until noon both days. Campers are asked to arrive at 8:30 a.m. each day for registration. Participants should wear appropriate clothes for physical activity and bring a glove.
Each camper will receive a T-shirt, two tickets to the June 21 game against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and a pre-game buffet dinner that night.
Space is limited. For more information about the game or to register your child, visit www.charlotteknights.com.
• With the 21st annual Triple-A All-Star Game in Louisville just under six weeks away, online voting is now underway.
Voting will run through Friday, June 27. This year's contest will take place at Louisville Slugger Field at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 16.
Fan balloting will help determine the starting lineups for both All-Star Teams, accounting for one-third of the total vote along with ballots cast by members of the media and each club's field manager, coaches, and general manager.
Using online voting services, fans can access the ballots at the official Web sites of Minor League Baseball (MILB.com), the Pacific Coast League (PCLBaseball.com), the International League (ILBaseball.com), and the Web sites of all 30 Triple-A teams.
All fans who participate in the online balloting will be able to vote for players from both the International League and Pacific Coast League rosters. Fans can select one player for each of the infield positions, plus three outfielders, a designated hitter, and four pitchers - two starters and two relievers. Write-in votes for players not listed on the ballot will also be accepted. Up-to-date statistics and position-by-position comparisons are available at the click of a mouse to help fans make their selections. Voting updates will be made available weekly for both leagues. Once the balloting period is over, fans can check the aforementioned Web sites for additional updates and features leading up to the All-Star Game.
The 21st annual Triple-A All-Star Game will be broadcast live from Louisville on the ESPN2 television network as well as MILB.TV on the Internet.
Charlotte Knights upcoming games and last week's results