"Big Mike" back after missing 33 games

Bisons activate Mike Hessman off DL

July 19, 2010 Updated Jul 19, 2010 at 4:40 PM EDT

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Bisons activate Mike Hessman off DL

July 19, 2010 Updated Jul 19, 2010 at 4:40 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (Bisons - WKBW.com) The Buffalo Bisons today announced that they have activated INF MIKE HESSMAN from the disabled list. The slugger will be active for the team’s game against the Rochester Red Wings on Monday night.



The Herd also announced that INF VALENTINO PASCUCCI has been placed on the team’s disabled list with a left ankle sprain.



Hessman was the International League’s top slugger for the first two months of the season. He was placed on the disabled list on June 10 and missed 33 games with a stress fracture in his right hand. Prior to going on the DL, Hessman lead all of baseball with 57RBI and was tops in the International League with 18 home runs.



On the season, Hessman has hit .287 (62-216) with 17 doubles, 18 home runs and 57RBI in 56 games with the Bisons. His 18 homers still rank tied for 3rd most in the IL while his .616 slugging percentage is just five plate appearances shy of qualifying as the league’s best.



Pascucci has hit .238 (30-126) with 11 home runs and 22RBI in 46 games with the Bisons. His 11 home runs rank third on the club.