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Special K’s

Bill Ballew -Premium Content

Doug Linton is obviously a mentor who wants his hurlers to aim high. That was obvious during the first two weeks of April when the Asheville pitching coach compared Jhoulys Chacin to a fellow countryman who currently twirls his home games at Shea Stadium. "He's a righthanded Santana," Linton said.

Minors | #2008#Classification Reports#Low Class A

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between April 19 and 25. Last week’s transactions available here. Arizona Diamondbacks Signed: OF Alex Romero Released: RHP Roberto Familia Optioned […]

Minors | #Transactions

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Have Rick Ankiel and Josh Hamilton lived up to their scouting reports? Could Tim Alderson be better than fellow 2007 first-rounder Rick Porcello? What should the Astros do with the No. 10 overall pick?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

Scherzer Called Up To Arizona

Matt Eddy -

Triple-A batters had provided little opposition thus far for Diamondbacks righthander Max Scherzer, so Arizona called him up for Sunday’s game, reportedly to pitch in relief. He had been scheduled […]


Jays Catcher Jaspe Suspended

Matt Eddy -

Blue Jays minor league catcher Jonathan Jaspe received a 50-game suspension, effective immediately, for testing positive for nandrolone metabolites, a performance-enhancing substance. The switch-hitting backstop signed with Toronto out of […]


Hagadone May Have TJ

Josh Leventhal -

BA’s Red Sox correspondent Alex Speier reports that lefthander Nick Hagadone is scheduled to visit famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham on Monday to determine if he will […]


AAA Dish: Bruce Gets Busy

Matt Eddy -

It’s a Prospect Hot Sheet Friday, so an abbreviated look at Triple-A newsmakers from Thursday’s games. Aaron Laffey got called up, Radhames Liz struck out 10, Jay Bruce doubled and […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

High A Dish: Hot Bats Continue

Nathan Rode -

Chris Valaika stayed hot, Barry Enright got his first victory, and Tommy Hanson hasn’t gotten any easier to hit. California League Bakersfield (Rangers) 6, Rancho Cucamonga (Angels) 4 Third baseman […]

Minors | #Daily Dish