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Daily Dish: Aug. 21

Getting back on the map has been a long road for Beau Hale, but the Orioles righthander has taken steps to re-establishing himself as a prospect again at Double-A Bowie this season—the first time he's made it back to Double-A since 2002.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Tigers Replace Polanco With Perez

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The Tigers have sought infield depth since starting second baseman Placido Polanco separated his shoulder diving for a liner on Tuesday, sidelining him for at least a month. Detroit explored a few options before making a move on Sunday, getting Neifi Perez from the Cubs for Class A catcher Chris Robinson.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Phillies, Mariners Change Directions

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The Phillies have charged back into the National League wild-card race, while the Mariners have fallen hopelessly out of contention in the American League West. So on Saturday, the teams made a trade reflecting their new status. Philadelphia obtained Jamie Moyer from Seattle in exchange for Class A pitching prospects Andrew Baldwin and Andrew Barb. The Mariners also contributed cash toward the remainder of Moyer's $5.5 million salary for 2006.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Ask BA

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Will the 2007 Top 100 Prospects list feature more turnover and be weaker than usual? Is there hope for the Royals? How good is top Mets draft pick (second round) Kevin Mulvey?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

Prospect Q&A: Ryan Khoury

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Ryan Khoury feels like a kid stealing candy. Boston's 12th-round pick in the 2006 draft, Khoury was promoted from short-season Lowell to Triple-A Pawtucket on Aug. 3, to help fill a need in the PawSox infield when Enrique Wilson retired. To the surprise of many, the former walk-on at the University of Utah is still there.

Minors | #2006#Prospect Q&A

Daily Dish: Aug. 17

The American League topples the National League, 4-1, in the second annual New York-Penn League all-star game Wednesday night in Aberdeen, Md.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

East Coast Professional Showcase Top 20 Prospects

Alan Matthews -

Each summer, scouts from across the Eastern United States invite the region's best rising high school seniors to the East Coast Professional Showcase. Last year's ECPS field included five first round picks, including Bill Rowell (Orioles, ninth overall), Kasey Kiker (Rangers, 12) and Jeremy Jeffress (Brewers, 16). Following are the top 20 prospects from the Class of 2007 in attendance at this year's event, as judged by Baseball America associate editor Alan Matthews in conjunction with scouts in attendance. The ranking reflects the player's overall ceiling, with some consideration given to event performance.

High School | #2007

East Coast Professional Showcase Top 20 Prospects

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Each summer, scouts from across the Eastern United States invite the region's best rising high school seniors to the East Coast Professional Showcase. Last year's ECPS field included five first round picks, including Bill Rowell (Orioles, ninth overall), Kasey Kiker (Rangers, 12) and Jeremy Jeffress (Brewers, 16). Following are the top 20 prospects from the Class of 2007 in attendance at this year's event, as judged by Baseball America associate editor Alan Matthews in conjunction with scouts in attendance. The ranking reflects the player's overall ceiling, with some consideration given to event performance.

High School | #2007#East Coast Professional Showcase#Events

Reds Trade For Fourth Southpaw

Jim Callis -

The Reds continue to lead the National League wild-card race, and general manager Wayne Krivsky continues to acquire lefthanded relievers. Following previous deals for Eddie Guardado, Bill Bray and Rheal Cormier, Cincinnati traded for Scott Schoeneweis on Wednesday. The Blue Jays will receive either a player to be named or cash.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central