Patrick Cooper promoted to West Michigan

Cooper is moving up to the Midwest League

Right-handed pitcher Patrick Cooper was promoted from the Connecticut Tigers to the West Michigan Whitecaps Thursday.

He will replace Giovanni Soto, who was traded to the Indians for Jhonny Peralta, in the Whitecaps’ starting rotation.

Cooper had a 3.91 ERA, 24 strikeouts and seven walks in 23.0 innings pitched with Connecticut.  His arsenal includes a fastball that sits between 88 and 91 mph, a slider and a changeup.

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