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Triple-A Lehigh Valley right-hander Adam Morgan had been scheduled to pitch Tuesday, but the Phillies said he has been scratched because of a shoulder issue. The club offered no further details. Morgan is considered one of the organization's top prospects, but is 1-4 with a 4.97 ERA in eight starts.
Jurickson Profar, MLB.com's top-rated prospect, was in the Rangers lineup at second base on Monday, one day after being recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.
It took a while, 50 games to be exact, but the Blue Jays and Marcus Stroman are both extremely happy the former first-round Draft pick is back pitching again.
Slowly but surely, things have begun to turn around under the guidance of general manager Neal Huntington, and the Pirates' farm system is now ranked seventh in baseball.
Heading into the spring, college pitching seemed to be a big strength in this year's Draft, and while any one of five hurlers could reasonably be taken in the top 10 picks, there have been more question marks surrounding the pitchers after Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray.
Braden Shipley had no business being a top prospect in next month's First-Year Player Draft, left alone being a potential top-10 pick. After all, the 21-year-old right-hander didn't pitch until his junior year of high school and he started his college career at Nevada as a shortstop. Yet here he is, one of the top college pitchers in the country.
With emerging stars such as Jurickson Profar, Andrelton Simmons and Didi Gregorius calling Curacao home, the small island in the Caribbean Sea is quickly becoming the newest baseball hotbed.
Jurickson Profar, baseball's top prospect, is back in the big leagues. On Sunday, the Rangers placed Ian Kinsler, their leadoff man and most consistent hitter, on the disabled list retroactive to Friday with a strained rib muscle in his right side and recalled Profar, MLB.com's No. 1 overall prospect.
Astros owner Jim Crane and general manager Jeff Luhnow attended Saturday's and Sunday's games against the Pirates at PNC Park in a surprise trip that came about after both men scouted the University of North Carolina's game against Virginia in Chapel Hill, N.C., earlier Saturday.
Jake Odorizzi joined the Rays on Sunday as the guy the Rays have tabbed to try and fill injured David Price's shoes, and the plan is to wait until the end of Sunday's game to activate the young right-hander.
Astros top prospect Jonathan Singleton, who is nearing the end of his 50-game suspension after violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse -- his second positive test -- will begin his season sometime next week at Class A Quad Cities before moving to Triple-A Oklahoma City, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Sunday.
In speaking with the media on Sunday, Ross Atkins raved about shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor.
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Jake Odorizzi will be called up from Triple-A Durham on Sunday, and he has been announced as the starter for the Rays' Monday afternoon contest in Toronto.
The Astros will hold the first of four regional workouts of high school and college players on Sunday in anticipation of next month's First-Year Player Draft. Sunday's workout will be held in the Los Angeles area, with about 20 prospects invited to attend.
The Minnesota Gophers will open the first Big 10 Conference baseball tournament to be held at a Major League Park as they play Illinois on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. CT.
Seeking an extra bat for the bench, the Reds called up infielder Neftali Soto from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday and optioned lefty starter Tony Cingrani to Louisville.
Rookie left-hander Tony Cingrani was mostly impressive during his callup to the Majors. However, Cingrani was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday as the Reds prepare to bring ace Johnny Cueto back from the disabled list on Monday.
Tony Wolters, who is making the transition to catching this season after spending his career as a middle infielder, was in Cleveland for a one-day catching clinic Saturday. The 20-year-old prospect worked with bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. and bullpen coach Kevin Cash -- both former catchers -- during his day with the Tribe.
Kevin Gausman struck out a career-high 10 batters for Double-A Bowie on Friday night, allowing an earned run on four hits over six innings in an impressive 90-pitch outing.
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