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BAPR Plus: Aug. 21

J.J. Cooper -

You’ve seen a lot recently here about outfielders who are hitting after being promoted, but there are several pitchers who are also getting comfortable in new cities. Clayton Kershaw and […]

Minors

Jay Bruce On . . .

Chris Kline -

Reds outfielder Jay Bruce keeps himself informed on what’s going on around the game. And not just his 2005 draft class, either. The 20-year-old outfielder for Triple-A Louisville stopped by […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

DSL Phillies Win 19 Straight

Chris Kline -

There’™s nothing like a winning streak to get a team going. But when it’™s a 19-game streak, things are a little unprecedented’”even if it’™s the Rookie-Level Dominican Summer League. The […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

BAPR Plus: Aug. 20

J.J. Cooper -

Sunday night was all about home runs. Juan Francisco hit three home runs to take over the Midwest League home run lead. Val Pascucci hit his 31st and 32nd home […]

Minors

McCutchen, Walker Jump To Triple-A

J.J. Cooper -

The vaunted outfield class of 2005 keep climbing the ladder. Cameron Maybin joined Justin Upton in the big leagues this week and now Andrew McCutchen has joined Jay Bruce in […]

Minors

Masterson Heads To The D.L.

J.J. Cooper -

Portland’s Justin Masterson was one of the minors hottest pitchers in July. His August has not gone as well, and it just got a little worse as the Sea Dogs […]

Minors

Rays’ Houser Suspended

J.J. Cooper -

Devil Rays lefthander James Houser has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance. Houser is one of the highest profile prospects to be nabbed […]

Minors

Pena Era Ends In Boston

Jim Callis -

The Wily Mo Pena era ended in Boston on Friday, not having worked out as the Red Sox had hoped. It concluded with his trade to the Nationals for a player to be named or cash considerations. Four days later, it expanded into a three-team deal, with Washington shipping Triple-A righthander Emiliano Fruto to the Diamondbacks for Triple-A slugger Chris Carter, who went to Boston as the payment for Pena.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Draft Deals Come Down To The Wire

John Manuel -

Deric Ladnier came to grips with the unique nature of the first Aug. 15 signing deadline for draft picks as the day's end approached. "It was a long day, a long few days," said Ladnier, the Royals' scouting director, shortly after the 11:59 p.m. Eastern deadline had passed. "It has been an emotional roller coaster.

Draft | #2007