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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.
The depth of available talent might make the 2013 First-Year Player Draft better overall, especially as it winds into the the later rounds, even if it provides a stiffer challenge at the top
In his first rehab start on Monday with Double-A Frisco, Martin Perez allowed five hits in four innings, surrendering one earned run while striking out one. He did not walk a batter.
Right-handed pitcher Matt Wisler, who is regarded as the Padres' No. 8 prospect according to MLB.com, has been promoted from high-A Lake Elsinore (California League) to Double-A San Antonio (Texas League) on Monday.
With each passing week, MLB.com's Top 100 Draft prospects takes on a different look as prospects move up and down the list based on how they are performing down the stretch at this point in the Draft season.
Nick Castellanos, now at Triple-A Toledo, is just an hour away from the Tigers, and yet it's a longer journey than that for the team's No. 1 prospect.
There are six leading candidates to go No. 1 in the First-Year Player Draft on June 6: Stanford right-hander Mark Appel, San Diego third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant, Georgia high school outfielder Clint Frazier, Oklahoma right-hander Jonathan Gray, Indiana State lefty Sean Manaea and Georgia high school outfielder Austin Meadows.
Less than a week in the big leagues, and Marcell Ozuna is making a case to move up in the order. The 22-year-old right field prospect batted fifth on Saturday night against Philadelphia lefty Cole Hamels. In time, he could be at the top or the middle of the order.
Outfielder Byron Buxton was named Minor League Player of the Month and right-hander DJ Baxendale was named Minor League Pitcher of the Month for the Twins organization on Saturday.
Five days after securing a 19-inning victory over the Angels, the A's placed their third player on the disabled list who sustained injuries from that very game.
Some of the Marlins' anticipated stars of tomorrow are actually getting a taste of the big leagues today due to a series of injuries.
The Cardinals on Friday promoted Minor League pitching prospect Carlos Martinez from Double-A Springfield and optioned reliever Mitchell Boggs to Triple-A Memphis.
With the start of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft less than five weeks away, Major League Baseball released the selection order Friday. The Astros will have the first pick for the second year in a row when the Draft begins June 6 at MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J.
Seth Maness had his contract purchased from Triple-A Memphis on Sunday but had yet to pitch for the Cardinals entering Thursday's game. The right-hander last pitched April 22.
Courtney Hawkins, the White Sox top pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and 13th selection overall, left Wednesday night's game for Class A Winston-Salem with a left shoulder strain after diving for a ball in the outfield.
The Padres recalled right-hander Brad Boxberger from Triple-A Tucscon on Thursday and optioned lefty Robbie Erlin to Triple-A.
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