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Prospect Q&A: Rick Vanden Hurk

Chris Kline -

Marlins righthander Rick Vanden Hurk fully expected to start the season at Double-A Carolina. He rode the bus from Jupiter, Fla., with the Mudcats. He made the first road trip of the year to Birmingham, when he received a suspicious phone call from the Marlins' brass.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Q&A

BAPR Plus: May 8

J.J. Cooper -

It was a day of debuts and comebacks around the minors on Monday. James Boone had no problems in his high Class A debut. Joba Chamberlain made his 2007 debut […]

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Salas And Santangelo Suspended

Matt Eddy -

Major League Baseball announced today it had leveled 50-game suspensions on a pair of players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Devil Rays righthander Juan Salas, 28, will begin serving […]

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BAPR Plus: May 7

J.J. Cooper -

Daric Barton homered on Sunday, Chris Lambert has moved to the bullpen and Michael Bowden proved once again that he’s pitching at a different level than the other Lancaster starters. […]

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Highs & Lows: May 6

Chris Kline -

TRIPLE-A HIGHS: Pirates righthander Brian Bullington was again impressive in Indianapolis’™ 8-5 win against Louisville. Bullington, whose fastball has climbed back into the 92-93 mph range over his last two […]

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Ask BA

Jim Callis -

What are the differences between David Price and Rick Porcello, the top college and high school pitchers in the 2007 draft? How about between Josh Vitters and Matt Wieters, two candidates to go No. 3 overall to the Cubs? What were the scouting reports on Moises Alou, Ray Durham and Vernon Wells when they were coming up through the minors?

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Highs & Lows: May 5

Chris Kline -

TRIPLE’“A HIGHS: Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury made his Triple-A debut at Pawtucket after getting called up from Double-A Portland on Thursday night. Ellsbury, who batted .452/.518/.644 in73 at-bats […]

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BAPR Plus: May 4

J.J. Cooper -

Matt DeSalvo and Devern Hansack are headed to the big leagues, Jacoby Ellsbury is headed to Triple-A and Luke Hochevar proved he’s not invincible. Triple-A Rochester’s Scott Baker was cruising […]

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Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This post documents all transactions reported between April 21-30. Last week’s transactions available here. Arizona Diamondbacks Recalled: RHP Dustin Nippert, RHP Yusmeiro Petit Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Yusmeiro Petit, RHP […]

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Martinez Heats Up

Chris Kline -

Mets outfielder Fernando Martinez got off to a hot start at Double-A Binghamton, going 5-for-8 over his first two games in the Eastern League as an 18-year-old. But then things […]

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Ian Stewart on Tim Lincecum

Chris Kline -

Triple-A Fresno righthander Tim Lincecum whiffed 14 in his last start against Colorado Springs, getting Sky Sox third baseman Ian Stewart twice. And it’s not like Stewart is struggling this […]

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Redmond Good Enough

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High Class A Lynchburg righthander Todd Redmond shut down Kinston on Wednesday, tossing a one-hitter over seven innings in the Hillcats 2-0 win against the Indians. Dominican righthander Luis Valdez […]

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Breaking Down Salty’s Debut

Chris Kline -

When Jarrod Saltalamacchia made his major league debut Wednesday night against the Phillies, Braves fans in Atlanta welcomed the 2003 first-rounder with open arms. After Saltalamacchia, who was celebrating his […]

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BAPR Plus: May 3

J.J. Cooper -

Ian Kennedy, Adam Miller, Hong-Chi Kuo, Brad James and Andrew Miller were among a plethora of pitching stars on Wednesday night. Triple-A Matt Garza picked up his first win of […]

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