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Mini-Me

Chris Kline -

Everyone in the Phillies organization refers to reliever Mike Zagurski as ‘Mini-Me.’ Not that this is meant to be flattering, as the 2005 12th-round pick’s body–thick through the middle like […]

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Parnell Impressing in FSL

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Righthander Bobby Parnell is back to being Bobby Parnell, and the 22-year-old Mets righthander might even be more than that. The 2005 ninth-round pick out of Charleston Southern burst on […]

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Urdaneta Will Sit Out 50 Games

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Mets righthander Lino Urdaneta was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, the office of the commissioner of baseball announced today Urdaneta, 27, has spent much […]

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Everybody . . . On Three

Chris Kline -

Everyone knows minor league games can be unpredictable–whether it’s on the field, in the stands or on the concourse, strange things often happen. One of those events occurred at high […]

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Carrasco Also Goes Down

Chris Kline -

It was a night for prospect injuries Tuesday, as Phillies righthander Carlos Carrasco left his start with a groin pull after facing just three batters. Carrasco, who has been up […]

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Trio Of Prospects Banged Up

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Devil Rays third baseman Evan Longoria left Tuesday’s game after being hit in the left elbow by Double-A West Tenn righthander Doug Fister. Though the hit by pitch extended Longoria’s […]

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BAPR Plus: May 16

J.J. Cooper -

Justin Upton’s hot hitting continued with a two home run game and Neil Walker is finding that giving up catching has helped his bat. Triple-A Kevin Slowey actually walked a […]

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Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported between May 5-11. Last week’s transactions available here. Arizona Diamondbacks Released: RHP Matt Wilkinson Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dustin Nippert Placed on minor […]

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Upton Promoted to Mobile

Chris Kline -

The Diamondbacks promoted outfielder Justin Upton to Double-A Mobile and the first overall pick in 2005 will make his debut for the BayBears on Monday against Jacksonville. Upton was hitting […]

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Promotion Of The Day

Josh Leventhal -

Usually this space will be designated for a minor league club, but I thought the Blue Jays should get credit for a creative promotion worthy of the minors. Perhaps B.J. […]

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The Business Front

Josh Leventhal -

Stories Making Headlines Around the Minors . . . • Triple-A Colorado Springs senior vice president Rai Henniger was in critical condition late Saturday after an explosion while he was […]

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