Former Granite City catching standout Jake DePew was recently promoted to the Class AA Montgomery Biscuits from the Class A Florida State League by the Tampa Bay Rays.
A ninth-round draft pick in 2010 out of high school, DePew was hitting .222 in 20 games for Class A Charlotte with two RBIs.
On May 23, DePew took the mound in a 19-inning marathon game for Charlotte and got the win by tossing 3 1/3 scoreless innings in a 5-3 win over Lakeland. He allowed seven hits and struck out one, even throwing one knuckleball during his mound stint.
Last season DePew threw out 39 of 64 runners trying to steal (45.3 percent).