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Red Sox Organization Report

John Tomase -Premium Content

Few numbers get a pitcher noticed quite like 100. Suffice it to say Red Sox first-round pick Daniel Bard has gotten noticed. Bard, 21, hasn't technically thrown an inning for the organization yet, signing too late in August to join an affiliate. But his work in instructional league was eye opening, particularly for those who hold radar guns.

Majors | #2006#Boston Red Sox#Organization Reports

Orioles Organization Report

Roch Kubatko -Premium Content

Some teams hope to catch lightning in a bottle when they sign a minor league free agent. The Orioles would settle for a prospect in their farm system. Luis Montanez, the third overall pick by the Cubs in the 2000 draft, signed with the Orioles, leaving the only organization he's known for a better chance to play in the majors.

Majors | #2006#Baltimore Orioles#Organization Reports

Braves Organization Report

Bill Ballew -Premium Content

An early trip home due to an injury is usually a cause for disappointment. That was anything but the case this fall with Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The Braves decided the switch-hitting catcher's encore in the Arizona Fall League had come to an end after Saltalamacchia strained his groin and hamstring. Atlanta officials opted to send him home to Florida, especially since he had accomplished everything the organization hoped he would.

Majors | #2006#Atlanta Braves#Organization Reports

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Jim Callis -

What's up with Rick Vanden Hurk and Jeff Clement in Hawaii Winter Baseball? Which late-round 2006 draft picks got six-figure bonuses? Does the signing of Mark DeRosa block Eric Patterson with the Cubs?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA