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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.
All Derek Dietrich's hard work and dedication was done with the hope of getting that call to someday play in the big leagues. That call came about 2 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
Right-hander Christian Garcia, who is on the disabled list because of a right forearm strain, is throwing from the mound, according to manager Davey Johnson. Garcia is able to throw his fastball and changeup.
After being named the top player in the AFL in 2011, Nolan Arenado expected a callup last year. When it didn't happen, he didn't sulk for long.
Lake Elsinore first baseman Lee Orr was named the Padres' Minor League Hitter of the Month after batting .378 in 22 games in April. Right-handed pitcher Burch Smith was named the Pitcher of the Month after going 1-2 with a 1.38 ERA in five starts for Double-A San Antonio.
Recently demoted reliever Mitchell Boggs made his first appearance with Triple-A Memphis on Sunday. He worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless inning and struck out two in the outing. Marc Rzepczynski has made three appearances and gave up two runs in his first outing but has followed that up with 3 1/3 scoreless frames since.
Double-A Frisco pitcher Cody Buckel has been assigned to extended spring training, and Triple-A Round Rock infielder Mike Olt has been placed on the disabled list while waiting to see another eye specialist.
Omaha went into extras for a second straight day, with Memphis plating seven in the 12th.
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