This has been a tough season for the San Antonio Missions’ opening day outfielders.
Troy Stokes Jr., Corey Ray and Tyrone Taylor have all missed time with injuries.
Stokes has not been in the lineup in 41 Missions games this season.
The good news for the Missions is that the three outfielders are back together and Stokes is building momentum offensively.
Stokes, who plays mostly left field, was batting .174 on June 8. His average is now up to .238. He is hitting .419 in his last 10 games with 7 RBIs in that stretch. He hit his eighth home run of the season in Monday’s 9-8 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies.
The 23-year-old from Baltimore was picked in the fourth round of the 2014 draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. In 2017 he hit 20 home runs in 135 games between Class A and Double-A.
Last year Stokes hit 19 home runs in 129 games in Double-A Biloxi, where he also won a Gold Glove.