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An injury to All-Star Giancarlo Stanton landed Marcell Ozuna in the big leagues. All-out hustle will go a long way in keeping the 22-year-old outfielder around for a long time.
Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig doesn't just have power and strength -- his speed and agility had the baseball world buzzing this spring.
Donald Lutz came through with his first home run in the Majors while Bronson Arroyo had a strong afternoon for a 5-1 Reds win over the Brewers. Cincinnati swept the three-game series and has won seven of its last nine games.
University of San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant's towering home runs have become the stuff of legend, and his power potential makes him a candidate to be one of the first players chosen in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
In a swap of right-handers, Tyler Cloyd was sent back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and replaced by Justin De Fratus, who will work out of the bullpen Saturday in the third meeting of the four-game series
No knock on Nick Hundley, but John Baker, who started Saturday, was probably the right choice to be behind the plate for rookie pitcher Burch Smith's first Major League start.
The Padres on Saturday promoted right-hander Burch Smith from Double-A to start his Major League debut vs. the Rays. Brad Boxberger was optioned to Triple-A, and Fautino De Los Santos was designated for assignment.
Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams returned to the starting lineup Saturday for the first time since coming off the disabled list on Tuesday.
Orioles right-hander Steve Johnson joined the team in Minnesota on Friday afternoon in advance of his first start of the season on Saturday.
Following his strongest start of the season for Class A Advanced Modesto on Monday, Rockies pitching prospect Tyler Anderson experienced minor shoulder soreness and was put on the seven-day disabled list on Thursday.
Catcher Robinson Chirinos, called up from Triple-A Round Rock, was expected to be at Minute Maid Park for Friday's game with the Astros, but it hasn't been easy.
Double-A Frisco catcher Tomas Telis has been named the Rangers' Defender of the Month for April. He received the award after throwing out 10 of 18 baserunners and not committing an error behind the plate.
The Padres selected 23-year-old right-hander Burch Smith to make his Major League debut Saturday, when he faces the Rays at Tropicana Field in place of Clayton Richard.
L.J. Hoes probably has to pinch himself every now and again to confirm he's really part of the Orioles organization. But it's true. No pinching necessary.
Georgia high schools have produced a fair share of talent, especially in recent years. Just a year ago, Byron Buxton was drafted No. 2 overall, and Lucas Sims went later in the first round. But the Peach State hasn't seen anything quite like the buzz prep outfielders Austin Meadows and Clint Frazier have created.
Roberto Osuna, who is the club's No. 2 prospect according to MLB.com, departed his last outing with Class A Lansing because of discomfort in his right elbow.
The home run power has finally cooled for Tigers outfield prospect Tyler Collins, but the 22-year-old left-handed hitter remains on a roll at Double-A Erie, where his .333 (11-for-33) average and six home runs over his last 10 games have raised his average on the season to .260 and his OPS to .903.
Prospect Allen Webster lasted just 1 2/3 innings and the Red Sox were outslugged, 15-8, on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.</p>
Of the 31 players taken in last year's First-Year Player Draft, many are currently in Class A or below. Eighteen are in Class A Advanced, Class A or extended spring camp, waiting for an assignment, but a handful have accelerated their timetable with strong performances and aren't far from the Majors.
The Padres will dip into their pitching-rich farm system on Saturday when they add right-hander Burch Smith, who'll make his first Major League start that same night at Tropicana Field against the Rays.
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