Stars' Backup Catcher Carlos Corporan Promoted to Nashville

(HUNTSVILLE) - Huntsville Stars catcher Carlos Corporan has moved up.

The Brewers promoted the Stars' backup catcher to Triple-A Nashville following the Stars' 6-5 win over the Carolina Mudcats, Sunday night.

He arrived in Nashville in time for Monday night's game against the Memphis Redbirds, but did not play in the Sounds' 10-inning, 5-4 victory.

Corporan first joined the Stars during their final series against the Birmingham Barons in 2006. He was primarily used as a backup catcher behind Lou Palmisano in 2007 and Angel Salome this season.

He left the Stars after hitting .350 in June and .265 in 34 games this season. In 93 games over three seasons with the Stars, Corporan hit .229 with 5 HRs and 40 RBIs.

Filling the empty spot on the roster, catcher Martin Maldonado was promoted to Huntsville from Class A-Brevard County (Fla. St.).

Maldonado spent the '07 season with the Class A-West Virginia (SAL) Power, where he hit .221. Moving up in the Brewers' organization, he was hitting .266 in 34 games with the Manatees this season with no home runs and 9 RBIs.

Maldonado was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 27th round of the 2004 Amateur Draft.

He was in uniform for the Stars game Monday night against the Tennessee Smokies, but did not play.