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Discipline Helps Morris Turn Around His Career

DeJan Kovacevic -Premium Content

On Bryan Morris' official bio, Page 117 of the Pittsburgh Pirates' 2010 media guide, one can find these two items that do anything but add up: Under the section labeled "OBTAINED," this 23-year-old righthander is listed as one of four players acquired in the trade that sent Jason Bay to the Red Sox and Manny Ramirez to the Dodgers. Under "2009 SEASON," among other items, it reads, "Was on suspended list from Aug. 1-11 for 'unprofessional conduct.' "

Minors | #2010#Classification Reports#Double-A

Sanchez Keeps Leads Safe For Springfield

Kary Booher -Premium Content

In the past few years, the Double-A Springfield Cardinals have hardly had to worry about the ninth inning. Three lock-down closers have gone on to reach the big leagues, some with notable degrees of success.<br/><br/>These days, the job belongs to Eduardo Sanchez, a Venezuelan righthander whose mid-90s fastball and overwhelming curve have positioned him within striking distance and would appear ideal for an eighth-inning set-up role.

Minors | #2010#Classification Reports#Double-A

Castro Reaffirms Astros’ Faith In First Pro Season

Zachary Levine -Premium Content

In the Astros' first draft with Ed Wade as general manager and Bobby Heck as scouting director, the organization used the 10th overall selection on Jason Castro, a catcher out of Stanford. They left the more expensive pick, slugger Justin Smoak, on the board, to the dismay of many Houstonians.<br/><br/>And while Smoak has worked his way up to Triple-A in the Rangers' organization, Castro is making Wade's and Heck's first addition to a depleted system look like a solid one.<br/>

Minors | #2009#Classification Reports#Double-A