Kevin Moscatel (

Will Krasne (

JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Time to add two names to your list of Jewish minor-leaguers.

Thanks to information provided by Jewish Baseball News reader Bill R., we now know that C Kevin Moscatel and P Will Krasne are Members of the Tribe.

Krasne, a 23-year-old rookie out of Stanford University, is 3-4 with a 4.22 ERA for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, the Cleveland Indians’ “A short season” team. A former National Merit Scholar Finalist at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., Krasne had “Tommy John” surgery in 2007.

Though just 20 years old, Moscatel — a native of Miranda, Venezuela — is a baseball veteran, having been signed by the St. Louis Cardinals at age 16. The light-hitting catcher is batting .211 with 1 HR and 8 RBIs in 90 at-bats this season with the “A short season” Batavia Muckdogs.

He’s in good company in Batavia, where at least two teammates are Jewish: P Corey Baker, and SS Garrett Wittels.

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