UNIVERSITY PARK — Bruce Caldwell was promoted frmo State College to Single-A Peoria Wednesday. State College received infielder Brett Wiley from Rookie-level Johnson City and infielder Juan Herrera via trade from the Cleveland Indians to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Caldwell, 21, played mostly second base and designated hitter for the Spikes. The 15th-round pick in 2012 led the team in walks (22), runs scored (29), on-base percentage (.413) and was third in batting average (.315).
Wiley, a 21-year-old, 13th-round pick in 2012, led Johnson City with 24 RBIs and was third in batting average at .293.
Herrera began the season with Mahoning Valley and becomes the first player to ever play for and against State College in the same season. The 20-year-old was involved in a trade that sent pitcher Marc Rzepczynski to the Indians on Tuesday.
The Bani, Dominican Republic native has played eight games against the Spikes this year for the Scrappers, hitting .259 with a home run and five RBI in those games.
Herrera is the first player to join the Spikes via trade since Deybis Benitez went from the Seattle Mariners to the Pittsburgh Pirates and was assigned to State College in 2009.