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BAPR Plus: Aug. 28

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Andrew Carpenter moved into a tie for the minor league lead in wins with a seven-inning perfect game; Craig Brazell hit his 39th home run to extend his minor league […]

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BAPR Plus: Aug. 27

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Syracuse had a Sunday to forget, but the day belonged to aces around the minors. Triple-A Let’s start with the Embarrassing Line of the Day, which goes to the Syracuse […]

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BAPR Plus: Aug. 24

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Laynce Nix keeps on hitting home runs; Geovany Soto’s hitting for power while leading the minors in hitting and Jeff Karstens is getting the chance to see the country on […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: Aug. 23

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Laynce Nix hit his seventh home run in eight days and pitchers all around the minors were reaching double digits in strikeouts. Triple-A Paul Janish’s glove has never been a […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: Aug. 22

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Craig Brazell took a further step toward winning the minor league home run race and Kevin Slowey stayed in the thick of the minor league ERA race on Tuesday night. […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: Aug. 21

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You’ve seen a lot recently here about outfielders who are hitting after being promoted, but there are several pitchers who are also getting comfortable in new cities. Clayton Kershaw and […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: Aug. 20

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Sunday night was all about home runs. Juan Francisco hit three home runs to take over the Midwest League home run lead. Val Pascucci hit his 31st and 32nd home […]

Minors

McCutchen, Walker Jump To Triple-A

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The vaunted outfield class of 2005 keep climbing the ladder. Cameron Maybin joined Justin Upton in the big leagues this week and now Andrew McCutchen has joined Jay Bruce in […]

Minors

Masterson Heads To The D.L.

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Portland’s Justin Masterson was one of the minors hottest pitchers in July. His August has not gone as well, and it just got a little worse as the Sea Dogs […]

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Rays’ Houser Suspended

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Devil Rays lefthander James Houser has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance. Houser is one of the highest profile prospects to be nabbed […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: August 17

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Steven Pearce started this season hoping to prove he was too good for high Class A. Now he’s making an argument that he’s ready for a big league callup. Craig […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: August 16

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You would expect to see plenty of 95 mph fastballs in a matchup of Clayton Kershaw and Jacob McGee. One of the two pitchers lived up to expectations on Wednesday. […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: August 15

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Radhames Liz almost picked up his second no-hitter of the season and Josh Rodriguez and Travis Vetters kept up their home run binges. Triple-A Jason Pridie hit five home runs […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: August 14

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If you’re looking for a theme to Monday’s game, it could be called redemption. Jo-Jo Reyes and Kendry Morales are proving themselves again in Triple-A after struggling in the big […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: August 13

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Ryan Royster’s impressive run of six straight games with a home run finally ended, but Cameron Maybin is working on a streak of his own–he’s hit a home run in […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: August 10

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If 2007 is the year of the hitting streak (with four streaks of 30 games or more), this is the week of the home-run streak. Ryan Royster and Josh Rodriguez […]

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