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AA Dish: Snider Making Noise

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Travis Snider’s hitting is kicking into gear, Max Ramirez reached base four times and Dexter Fowler had another multi-hit game in yesterday’s action. EASTERN LEAGUE   Prospect Of The Day […]

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Promotion Expected For Poreda

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The White Sox will promote lefthander Aaron Poreda from high Class A Winston-Salem to Double-A Birmingham, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. "I think he’s learned some things here," (manager Tim) Blackwell […]

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Watching Scott Elbert

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ZEBULON, N.C.—It’s been a tough 14 months for Scott Elbert. The Dodgers lefthander made only three starts last year before being shut down in April with a shoulder injury. Two months […]

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AA Dish: Mets Score 17

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Binghamton’s lineup brought out the fireworks, Rangers catcher Max Ramirez had a four-hit game and Marlins center fielder Cameron Maybin socked home run No. 12 in yesterday’s Double-A action. EASTERN […]

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Pirates Go For Defense

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The Pirates spent two picks this year on players from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. After taking shortstop Benjie Gonzalez in the seventh round, the Pirates just grabbed center fielder […]

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Blue Jays Gamble On Jimenez

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The Blue Jays get good value in the ninth round, taking catcher Antonio Jimenez from Puerto Rico. Jimenez, who ranked as Baseball America’s No. 200 draft prospect, had a chance […]

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First Two PR Pitchers Off Board

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It looks like Rayan Gonzalez’s drop in velocity last month has hurt his draft stock, dropping him from potentially the top pitcher to be selected to still on the board […]

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Rodriguez First Puerto Rican Off Board

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The Mets are always heavyweights in the international talent market. They should make another splash on July 2 when the international signing period begins, but they already scooped up one […]

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Beckham Aims For Rapid Rise

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Tim Beckham said he knew it was between he and Florida State catcher Buster Posey for the first overall pick. Now that the Rays picked him, Beckham said he expects […]

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Rays Pick In Uncommon Territory

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As John Manuel alluded to earlier, the Rays are in uncommon territory. After "earning" the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft by finishing with the worst record in […]

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