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Urdaneta Will Sit Out 50 Games

Matt Eddy -

Mets righthander Lino Urdaneta was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, the office of the commissioner of baseball announced today Urdaneta, 27, has spent much […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Release Granted To Shepherd

Aaron Fitt -

Outfielder Devin Shepherd, the No. 11 prospect in the freshman class entering the season, is no longer a member of the Oklahoma baseball team. The team clarified Shepherd’s situation today […]

College

Everybody . . . On Three

Chris Kline -

Everyone knows minor league games can be unpredictable–whether it’s on the field, in the stands or on the concourse, strange things often happen. One of those events occurred at high […]

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Carrasco Also Goes Down

Chris Kline -

It was a night for prospect injuries Tuesday, as Phillies righthander Carlos Carrasco left his start with a groin pull after facing just three batters. Carrasco, who has been up […]

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Trio Of Prospects Banged Up

Chris Kline -

Devil Rays third baseman Evan Longoria left Tuesday’s game after being hit in the left elbow by Double-A West Tenn righthander Doug Fister. Though the hit by pitch extended Longoria’s […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

BAPR Plus: May 16

J.J. Cooper -

Justin Upton’s hot hitting continued with a two home run game and Neil Walker is finding that giving up catching has helped his bat. Triple-A Kevin Slowey actually walked a […]

Minors

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported between May 5-11. Last week’s transactions available here. Arizona Diamondbacks Released: RHP Matt Wilkinson Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dustin Nippert Placed on minor […]

Minors | #Transactions

Upton Promoted to Mobile

Chris Kline -

The Diamondbacks promoted outfielder Justin Upton to Double-A Mobile and the first overall pick in 2005 will make his debut for the BayBears on Monday against Jacksonville. Upton was hitting […]

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Three Strikes: May 14

Aaron Fitt -

Strike One: Changing Of The Guard Out West Pepperdine will not get a chance to win its fifth straight West Coast Conference championship this year. Barring some bizarre cosmic interference, […]

College | #Three Strikes

Promotion Of The Day

Josh Leventhal -

Usually this space will be designated for a minor league club, but I thought the Blue Jays should get credit for a creative promotion worthy of the minors. Perhaps B.J. […]

Minors

The Business Front

Josh Leventhal -

Stories Making Headlines Around the Minors . . . • Triple-A Colorado Springs senior vice president Rai Henniger was in critical condition late Saturday after an explosion while he was […]

Minors | #Business Beat