This week’s Wrap covers promotions for a slew of 2015 first round picks, an injury to one of the best names in baseball, and the first full-season appearance for a 2014 first round pick.
On The Shelf
The Orioles’ Parker Bridwell (Eyewitness Account) hasn’t had the easiest season, and it’s not going to get easier, as he’s landed on the DL.
Braves’ shortstop prospect Ozhaino Albies was placed on the DL,
presumably trying to spell his own name with a slight fracture in his thumb.
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The Phillies promoted Kelly Dugan (Top 10) to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Could a corresponding move with Aaron Altherr heading to the big leagues follow?
Pirates’ first baseman Josh Bell (Eyewitness Account) was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Aramis Ramirez acquisition makes it unlikely he’ll receive meaningful time in the majors this year, though a post-minor league season call-up isn’t out of the question.
The Angels sent 2014 first round pick Sean Newcomb (Ten Pack) to Double-A this week after being inundated with letters from California League hitters.
The Orioles promoted Chris Lee (Eyewitness Account), acquired from Houston for international bonus slots in May, to Double-A Bowie.
Rookie Davis and Tyler Wade were promoted to Double-A Trenton by the Yankees, setting up a long-awaited meeting between Davis and Rookie the Bat Dog. New York also pushed Jorge Mateo (Ten Pack) to High-A, to the relief of Sally League catchers.
The Giants promoted 2014 second round Aramis Garcia (On The Rise) to High-A San Jose following a successful (.273/.350/.467) campaign in Augusta.
Erick Fedde (Top 10), a 2014 first round pick by the Nationals, graduated to Low-A Hagerstown. He’s still in the process of returning from Tommy John surgery.
2015 first round picks Taylor Ward (Angels), Daz Cameron (Astros), and Kyle Tucker (Astros) were promoted to short-season by their respective organizations.
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