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BAPR Plus: August 1

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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. […]

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BAPR Plus: July 31

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If like me you remember Reggie Jackson as a Yankee and Nolan Ryan as an Astro than you probably share my disbelief at seeing guys born in 1990 succeeding in […]

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Stroke Sidelines Butler

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Mobile manager Brett Butler is said to be resting comfortably as he recovers from a mild stroke he suffered Friday night. The former 17-year major leaguer and cancer survivor is […]

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BAPR Plus: July 30

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Joba Chamberlain is headed to the Scranton bullpen in a tuneup for a callup to the big leagues. Edinson Volquez keeps winning and walking guys in Triple-A and there were […]

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MLB Suspends Released Pitcher

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Tom King, a righthanded reliever who was recently released by the Giants, has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance. King was actually quite effective […]

Minors

Lowrie Is Headed To Triple-A

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In his second full pro season Jed Lowrie has made it to Triple-A. The Red Sox announced that they have promoted the shortstop after he hit .297/.410/.501 at Double-A Portland […]

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BAPR Plus: July 27

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Hitting for the cycle is rare enough that you could go years without seeing one. But fans all around the minors got the chance on Thursday as Visalia’s Derek Bruce, […]

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BAPR Plus: July 26

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Joba Chamberlain found strikeouts just as as easy to come by in Triple-A as he did in Double-A and Rick Ankiel homered again on a busy night around the minors […]

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BAPR Plus: July 25

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Philip Hughes is one step closer to New York, while Adam Miller is further away from Cleveland. Triple-A Indians prospect Adam Miller is sidelined for at least two weeks with […]

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BAPR Plus: July 24

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Joba Chamberlain and Ian Kennedy are one step closer to the majors. The pair of Yankees prospects learned on Monday that they are being promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre which overshadowed […]

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BAPR Plus: July 23

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Clay Buchholz looked much more comfortable in his second Triple-A start, Tampa’s pitching staff picked up its second no-hitter of the week and Rick Ankiel homered again. Triple-A Clay Buchholz […]

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BAPR Plus: July 18

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Chin-Lung Hu keeps piling up three-hit games, Michael Bowden outdueled Ricky Romero and no one is hotter than Lancaster slugger Brad Correll. Triple-A Reliever Edwar Ramirez made it to the […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: July 17

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Collin Balester and Clay Buchholz both had brief appearances in their Triple-A debuts, while Adam Boeve found that he’s headed to Triple-A, but not before he finished his stay in […]

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BAPR Plus, July 16

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Guillermo Moscoso was perfect, Dellin Betances is headed to the doctor and little-used Asheville catcher Jhaysson Augustin has a memory for his scrapbook. Triple-A Felix Pie’s up-and-down season has him […]

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BAPR Plus: July 13

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Jay Bruce made a strong Triple-A debut, Austin Jackson has become one of the minors hottest hitters and the Gulf Coast League Mets carried a no-hitter into the 15th inning […]

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