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BAPR Plus: May 2

J.J. Cooper -

Red Sox prospect Clay Buchholz took a perfect game into the seventh to lead the way on a Tuesday that was dominated by pitching performances. Triple-A Shane Youman and Brian […]

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KC Calls Up Butler

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The Royals called up outfielder Billy Butler on Tuesday and the 21-year-old was expected to be inserted into the starting lineup immediately. Butler, a 2004 first-round pick, was hitting .337/.445/.584 […]

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Megrew Battles Back

Chris Kline -

It’s been a long road for Mike Megrew. A 2002 sixth-rounder, the Dodgers lefthander was on the rise through the system before needing Tommy John surgery at the end of […]

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BAPR Plus: May 1

J.J. Cooper -

Steven Pearce’s home run binge has earned himself a promotion, Dustin McGowan is back in the big leagues, Cesar Carrillo left Monday’s game with an injury , Yovani Gallardo showed […]

Minors

Two More 50-Gamers

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Tigers righthander Sendy Vasquez was suspended for 50 games on Monday for violating Major League Baseball’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2003, Vasquez ranked No. […]

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Tensions Will Be High

Chris Kline -

Last week, high Class A Winston-Salem and Potomac got into an ugly brawl at Ernie Shore Field that local police wound up having to break up. Tonight, the Warthogs and […]

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Elbert Hurting

Chris Kline -

Dodgers lefthander Scott Elbert has been sidelined with shoulder soreness ever since his last start . . . and that was two weeks ago. This season, Elbert is 0-1, 3.86 […]

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BAPR Plus: April 30

J.J. Cooper -

There aren’t many outings that could make Justin Upton’s fifth straight game with a home run only the second biggest story of the day, but Tim Lincecum’s starts are starting […]

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Highs & Lows: April 29

Chris Kline -

TRIPLE-A HIGHS: Mariners catcher Jeff Clement homered and drove in six runs and right fielder Wladimir Balentien went 3-for-6 with another three RBIs as Tacoma pounded Las Vegas, 15-1. Clement, […]

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Highs & Lows: April 28

Chris Kline -

TRIPLE-A HIGHS: If Hunter Pence sticks in the big leagues’”he was called up Friday night’”at least he went out in style. Pence went 3-for-5 with a triple, double and stolen […]

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Pence Called Up

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Looking for answers at the major league level, the Astros turned their attention inward and called up outfielder Hunter Pence late Friday night. It was only a matter of time […]

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Ask BA

Jim Callis -

What would the best possible lineup and pitching staff constructed from the entire 2007 draft pool look like? Why are the Padres in hot pursuit of draft-and-follow Matt Latos? Will the owners and union ever agree to strict slot bonuses for the draft?

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Early Statistical Leaders

Matt Eddy -

A look at the early minor league leaderboards, through games of April 25. This time we highlight four important categories. SLUGGING PERCENTAGE BATTER CLUB CLASS SLG * Cust, Jack Portland […]

Minors

Figueroa Latest Suspended

John Manuel -

The commissioner’s office has suspended Dodgers minor league lefthander Jonathan Figueroa for 50 games for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance in violation of the minor league drug prevention […]

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