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08-03

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The Call-Up: Jon Gray
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Brendan Gawlowski and J.P. Breen

08-03

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The Call-Up: Luis Severino
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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

08-03

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The Call-Up: Henry Owens
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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

08-03

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The Call-Up: Richie Shaffer
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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

08-01

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The Call-Up: Ketel Marte
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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

07-27

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The Call-Up: Zach Lee
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Brendan Gawlowski and Wilson Karaman

07-24

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The Call-Up: Michael Conforto
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Al Skorupa and Mike Gianella

07-21

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The Call-Up: Stephen Piscotty
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

07-20

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The Call-Up: Aaron Nola
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

07-17

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The Call-Up: Frankie Montas
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Mauricio Rubio and George Bissell

07-13

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The Call-Up: Brian Johnson
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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

07-08

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The Call-Up: Gleyber Torres
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

07-02

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The Call-Up: Manny Banuelos
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David Lee and Wilson Karaman

07-02

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The Call-Up: Miguel Sano
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

06-26

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The Call-Up: Alex Meyer
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Mark Anderson and Greg Wellemeyer

06-26

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The Call-Up: Steven Matz
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Jeff Moore and George Bissell

06-22

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The Call-Up: Justin Nicolino
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Brendan Gawlowski and George Bissell

06-19

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The Call-Up: Matt Wisler
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David Lee and J.J. Jansons

06-16

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The Call-Up: Kyle Schwarber
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Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

06-15

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The Call-Up: Francisco Lindor
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Christopher Crawford and J.J. Jansons

06-15

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The Call-Up: Byron Buxton
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

06-09

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The Call-Up: Vincent Velasquez
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Craig Goldstein and Mike Gianella

06-08

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The Call-Up: Carlos Correa
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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

06-08

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The Call-Up: Joe Ross
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Tucker Blair and Mike Gianella

06-02

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The Call-Up: Joey Gallo
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Kate Morrison and Bret Sayre

06-01

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The Call-Up: Chi Chi Gonzalez
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Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

06-01

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The Call-Up: Michael Feliz
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Wilson Karaman

05-28

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The Call-Up: Eduardo Rodriguez
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Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

05-20

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The Call-Up: Wilmer Difo
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CJ Wittmann and Bret Sayre

05-18

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The Call-Up: Lance McCullers
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Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

05-09

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The Call-Up: Noah Syndergaard
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

05-05

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The Call-Up: Eddie Rosario
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Christopher Crawford and Craig Goldstein

05-04

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The Call-Up: Austin Hedges
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Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

05-02

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The Call-Up: Blake Swihart
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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

04-29

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The Call-Up: Michael Lorenzen
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Mark Anderson and Wilson Karaman

04-28

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The Call-Up: A.J. Cole
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Al Skorupa and Craig Goldstein

04-21

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The Call-Up: Addison Russell
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Christopher Crawford and Nick Shlain

04-20

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The Call-Up: Kevin Plawecki
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

04-20

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The Call-Up: Carlos Rodon
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

04-17

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The Call-Up: Kris Bryant
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

09-04

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The Call-Up: The Others
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Mauricio Rubio, Tucker Blair, Jordan Gorosh, Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and Jeff Moore

09-03

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The Call-Up: Dalton Pompey
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Jeff Moore and Ben Carsley

09-02

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The Call-Up: Joc Pederson
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Chris Rodriguez and Bret Sayre

09-02

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The Call-Up: Daniel Norris
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Craig Goldstein and Mark Anderson

09-02

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The Call-Up: Brandon Finnegan
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Craig Goldstein and CJ Wittmann

09-02

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The Call-Up: Maikel Franco
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

08-29

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The Call-Up: Dilson Herrera
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Jeff Moore and Craig Goldstein

08-27

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The Call-Up: Jorge Soler
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J.P. Breen and Mauricio Rubio

08-13

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The Call-Up: Rymer Liriano
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Craig Goldstein

08-11

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The Call-Up: Michael Taylor
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Tucker Blair and J.P. Breen

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August 3, 2015 8:57 am

The Call-Up: Jon Gray

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"My development has been... unconventional."... "so show me."

The Situation: Mired in last place and committed to a rebuild, the Rockies have recalled their top farmhand, Jon Gray. Gray is replacing Kyle Kendrick in the rotation, after the latter was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

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August 3, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Luis Severino

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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

Severino The Mc

The situation: New York has taken a solid lead in the AL East thanks in large part to one of the best offenses in baseball. The starting pitching hasn’t been up to the task as of late though, and with the Yankees unwilling to move their big prospects at the trade deadline to improve the rotation, they’ll call up one of those untouchable prospects in Luis Severino to make his debut Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Background: The Yankees gave Severino $225,000 in the summer of 2012 as a raw right-hander out of Sabana de la Mar in the Dominican Republic. Despite being in the system for only three years, he’s advanced quickly and put up imposing numbers along the way; with a career ERA of 2.30 and 323 strikeouts in just over 320 innings. He’s been even more impressive in 2015 – particularly since his call up to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre, where the 21-year-old right-hander has posted a 1.91 ERA in 61 innings before receiving his call-up to The Bronx.

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August 3, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Henry Owens

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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

Pick a petal, eeny meeny miny mo / And flower, you're the chosen one...

The situation: The Red Sox rotation has been better as of late, though one could argue that is only because it couldn’t pitch any worse. Now that Boston is all but mathematically eliminated, the Red Sox will turn to one of the top pitching prospects in its system in Henry Owens.

Background: Owens was one of the more well-known prospects coming into the 2011 MLB Draft, and his combination of relatively advanced stuff along with a very projectable frame saw him go 37th overall in a very strong pitching class. After an inauspicious start in his first full season, Owens was very impressive in both 2013 and 2014, striking out over a batter an inning and posting ERAs below 3.00 in each year. He ranked behind only Blake Swihart in the Red Sox top-10 this offseason, and 46th overall in the BP 101 coming into the season.

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August 3, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Richie Shaffer

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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

A Richie for the not-so-rich.

The situation: Tampa Bay is still alive in the playoff race despite ranking last in the American League in runs and getting very little production from the DH and first base positions. In hopes of getting more offensive production, they’ll call up Shaffer on Monday to face the White Sox.

Background: Shaffer was an offensive stalwart at the University of Clemson, and after a .336/.480 /.573 junior campaign for the Tigers, the right-handed hitting infielder was selected 25th overall by Tampa Bay in the 2012 MLB Draft. Unfortunately, that offensive prowess was not consistently on display in his first few seasons in the Rays system, as he failed to post an OPS above .760 from 2012-2014. He’s been considerably better in 2015, however, hitting .261/.357/.538 on the year with 23 homers and 45 extra-base hits.

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August 1, 2015 3:32 pm

The Call-Up: Ketel Marte

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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

Is Ketel Marte the next Chris Taylor? Or Brad Miller?

The situation: Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the Mariners offense is lethargic in 2015; ranking in the bottom third in the majority of the important offensive categories. With another year of missing the playoffs (essentially) a foregone conclusion, Seattle will call up Marte and hope he can provide a glimmer of hope for 2016 and beyond.

Background: Marte was not a highly touted international signee; joining the Mariners in August of 2010 without much fanfare. After a pair of mediocre seasons in the Dominican Summer and Northwest Leagues, Marte took a major step forward in 2013 – hitting .295 at three different levels – and followed it up with a .304/.335/.411 season with Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Tacoma in 2014. Despite a broken left thumb, he’s continued that progression in 2015, ranking in the top 10 of the Pacific Coast League in batting average (.314) and stolen bases (20).

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July 27, 2015 12:01 am

The Call-Up: Zach Lee

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Brendan Gawlowski and Wilson Karaman

The Dodgers are hoping he's ex-Zach-Lee what they need for the back end of their rotation.

The Situation: The birth of Zack Greinke’s son forced the Dodgers to shuffle their rotation this weekend. Ian Thomas filled in on Friday and was optioned Saturday afternoon to make room for another starter, Zach Lee, who will pitch today against the Mets.

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July 24, 2015 4:12 pm

The Call-Up: Michael Conforto

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Al Skorupa and Mike Gianella

The Mets look for some comfort in Conforto

The situation: The Mets have a young and talented pitching staff. They stand at two games over .500 and only three games out of a wild card spot despite scoring only 329 runs - good for worst in the National League and second-worst in all of baseball. The absence of David Wright has been felt all year, and now with Michael Cuddyer hurting, the lineup looks shallower than ever. Conforto is hitting a blistering .297/.372/.482 and the hope is that his talented young bat can provide a spark.

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July 21, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Stephen Piscotty

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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

Just when you think there are no prospects left... the Cardinals churn out another one.

The Call-Up: Stephen Piscotty

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July 20, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Aaron Nola

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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

Aaron Nola has been billed as a major-league ready pitcher since the season started. Find out why he'll live up to the hype.

The situation: The Phillies are all but mathematically eliminated from the 2015 playoffs, possessing the worst record and run differential in all of baseball. The “positive” that comes from this is that Philadelphia can now see what their youngsters are capable of, and another piece of the rebuilding puzzle will make his debut on Tuesday in the form of Aaron Nola.

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July 17, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Frankie Montas

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Mauricio Rubio and George Bissell

The White Sox have called upon flamethrowing Frankie Montas to pitch in a doubleheader on Friday.

The Situation: With the White Sox playing a doubleheader on Friday, Frankie Montas will be called up to act as the 26th man, and serve as an additional bullpen arm. He will presumably be sent down right after the game.

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July 13, 2015 12:01 am

The Call-Up: Brian Johnson

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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

The Red Sox turn to their most major-league ready asset to fill yet another rotation hole.

The situation: The Red Sox rotation has been in flux – to put it nicely – all season, but a late surge has the 2013 champions back in the AL East race, and they’ll call up Johnson as an immediate stop-gap while Clay Buchholz hits the disabled list.

Background: Johnson was not only one of the best pitchers on a loaded University of Florida roster, but was also one of their best hitters – and there were some teams who preferred Johnson’s bat. The Red Sox were clearly not one of those teams; taking the southpaw 31st overall in the 2012 MLB Draft. He’s routinely put up impressive pitching totals since, posting a 2.36 ERA with 301 strikeouts in his 320 innings.

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When the Cubs see a problem, they just throw a top prospect at it.

The Situation: If it seems like we’re always discussing the benefits of the Cubs’ never-ending stream of offensive depth, it’s because it always seems to come in handy when injuries strike. This time, it’s Starlin Castro, who pulled up lame trying to scratch out an infield hit and will miss at least 3-4 weeks with a strained hamstring. This presented the Cubs with two options: slide Addison Russell over and call up Ian Happ—downgrading at two defensive positions in the process—or give the organization’s best shortstop, Gleyber Torres, the big stage. Most teams would kill for just one of those options, but for now, Happ is going to have to wait.

Background: The Cubs gave Torres $1.7 million in 2013—the days before the international draft was put into place—out of Venezuela, and though they’ve taken it relatively slow with the 20-year-old infielder, their patience appears to have paid off. He hit .322 at Low-A South Bend, but took another step forward in 2016; posting an .880 OPS at stops in Myrtle Beach and Tennessee. That improvement saw him rank second on the Cubs top-ten prospect list, and No. 19 overall on the BP 101 prior to the start of this year.

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