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BAPR Plus: August 2

J.J. Cooper -

Jeff Samardzija is surprisingly moving up to Double-A while Joba Chamberlain found himself back down in Double-A. But don’t worry Yankees fans, Chamberlain’s move was only part of a roster […]

Minors

MAAC Dumps Le Moyne

Aaron Fitt -

If you visit the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference website, you won’t find any mention of Le Moyne’s unceremonious ouster from the league, even though it happened more than a month […]

College

Entering The Race

Josh Leventhal -

This news hardly comes as a surprise, but Pat O’Conner has officially joined the race to become the next Minor League Baseball president. O’Conner, who has served as outgoing president […]

Minors | #Business Beat

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’™s installment considers all transactions reported between July 21-27. Last week’™s transactions available here. Or visit the transactions archive. Draft picks are presented alphabetically by position here, but to […]

Minors | #Transactions

BAPR Plus: August 1

J.J. Cooper -

You get to read about great pitching performances in BAPR Plus everyday, but today one of the main stories is the struggles of two first-round pitchers from the 2006 draft. […]

Minors

Houston Hosts TSA Showcase

Alan Matthews -

About 75 rising high school seniors from Texas and Oklahoma performed in the 11th annual Texas Scouts Association showcase in Houston. The talent was not exceptional, but there's reason to believe Texas' contribution to the draft next year could be substantial.

High School | #2008

Cardinals Hope Pineiro Can Help Staff

Jim Callis -

It certainly wasn't the Red Sox' biggest bullpen move on Tuesday, but it was their first. Boston kicked off the deals on Deadline Day by sending Joel Pineiro to the Cardinals for a player to be named. The Sox also included cash toward Pineiro's $4 million salary. Oct. 6 update: St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer and BA correspondent Derrick Goold reports that Boston will receive Double-A outfielder Sean Danielson to complete the deal at some point following the World Series.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Padres Add More Depth With Ensberg

Jim Callis -

Morgan Ensberg's stock has dropped swiftly, but the Padres still believed he was worth taking a gamble on. After the Astros had designated him for assignment, they sent him to San Diego on Tuesday for a player to be named. The deal ultimately was resolved with Houston receiving cash considerations.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Phillies Make Bullpen Move For Mateo

Jim Callis -

Julio Mateo hasn't pitched in the majors since being charged with third-degree assault on his wife May 5, but he may be on the verge of returning after switching organizations on Tuesday. The Mariners dealt Mateo to the Phillies for Double-A infielder Jesus Merchan.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Red Sox Fortify Bullpen With Gagne

Jim Callis -

The Red Sox already had all-stars Jonathan Papelbon and Hideki Okajima in the their bullpen, and they made it more formidable on Tuesday. Boston picked up Eric Gagne from the Rangers for Kason Gabbard and minor league outfielders David Murphy and Engel Beltre.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central