8/8 Smokies roster moves
Double-A Tennessee announced some roster moves Thursday. Catcher Taylor Davis has been activated from the disabled list and placed on the Smokies active roster. In a corresponding roster move, catcher Chad Noble was promoted to Triple-A Iowa. Right-hander Kyle Hendricks has was promoted to Iowa and was scheduled to start Thursday. Noble, 25, makes his second trip to Iowa this season. In 28 games with the Smokies, he batted .242. He was a 37th round pick in 2010 out of Northwestern. Hendricks, 23, was 10-3 with a 1.85 ERA (26 ER/126 1/3 IP) in 21 starts for the Smokies. Originally drafted in the eighth round by the Rangers, the California native was traded to the Cubs, along with Christian Villanueva, for Ryan Dempster in 2012.