Former College of Charleston All-American Daniel Aldrich was called up to the Charleston RiverDogs, the South Atlantic League Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.

The former Wando High standout started the season with the Staten Island Yankees of the New York-Penn league. He earned the promotion to the RiverDogs after Charleston suffered a couple of injuries in the outfield lineup.

After two seasons with the Cougars, Aldrich was signed by the Yankees in August of 2012 before his redshirt-junior year. He had just completed a solid summer season in the Cape Cod League.

U.S.-Cuba

The Americans are working overtime against Cuba, and succeeding.

Kyle Schwarber’s sacrifice fly scored Taylor Sparks in the top of the 10th inning and the United States beat the Cuban national team, 3-2, Friday night in Omaha, Neb.

The win was the second extra-inning win in consecutive nights for the Americans over Cuba in Game 2 of a five-game exhibition series.

Rockies

Colorado placed right-hander Rafael on the disabled list after the closer had his appendix removed.

The team recalled righty Mitchell Boggs from Double-A Tulsa on Saturday to take Betancourt’s place in the bullpen.

Betancourt is expected to miss up to three weeks.