Barons pitcher Ryan Kussmaul promoted to AAA-Charlotte

Birmingham Barons pitcher Ryan Kussmaul has earned a promotion to Class AAA-Charlotte.Kussmaul was 3-0 with a 4.96 earned run average in 11 games with the Barons in 2014. He allowed 18 hits in 16.1 innings pitched.Kussmaul started the season at Charlotte and appeared in seven games for the Knights before returning to Birmingham.The Barons activated left-handed pitcher Evan Crawford from the disabled list to fill the open roster spot.Birmingham continues it's season long 10 game homestand tonight against the Jackson Generals. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.