Red Sox prospect SS/2B Mauricio Dubon connected for his first home run of the season on Monday for Low-A Greenville.
He’s batting .350/.381/.450 with a pair of stolen bases and five RBI through Greenville’s first 10 games. A 26th-round draft pick out of high school in 2013, Dubon posted an impressive .320/.337/.395 batting line last season to go along with 12 extra-base hits and only 26 strikeouts in 66 games for Short Season Lowell. The 20-year-old middle infielder is playing at a full-season level for the first time this year, making him a name to follow closely in dynasty leagues.
Diamondbacks prospect C/OF Peter O’Brien went 3-for-4 with a home run and double on Monday for Triple-A Reno.
The home run and double were his fourth and fifth of the season, respectively, and he also plated two in the game. He’s batting .404/.429/.766 (.429 BABIP) with 14 RBI and nine strikeouts (but no walks) through 49 plate appearances. O’Brien, 24, entered spring training high on Arizona’s depth chart behind the plate, but he was plagued by a case of yips when throwing the ball back to the pitcher and has since moved to the outfield. He’s seen time at both corner outfield positions at Triple-A Reno (more in left field, though) and, unsurprisingly, is already putting up big power numbers in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.
Braves re-signed LHP Greg Smith to a minor league contract.
He's been assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett. Smith, 30, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2010 and had a 4.40 ERA over 26 starts and one relief appearances last season with the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate.
Marlins purchased the contract of RHP Nick Massett from Triple-A New Orleans.
He's replacing Jose Urena in Miami's bullpen. Massett has enjoyed some success in the past, but he has dealt with injuries in recent years and had an ugly 5.80 ERA over 45 innings with the Rockies last season.
Marlins designated LHP Matt Tracy for assignment.
The move clears a spot for Nick Massett on the 40-man roster. Tracy was just claimed off waivers from the Yankees over the weekend, but he remains in limbo now.
Marlins optioned RHP Jose Urena to Triple-A New Orleans.
Urena made two appearances during his week-long stay and allowed three runs over three innings of work. Nick Massett will replace him in Miami's bullpen.
Braves recalled LHP Ian Thomas from Triple-A Gwinnett.
He'll take the place of Andrew McKirahan, who received an 80-game PED suspension on Monday. The 28-year-old appeared in 16 games with the Braves last season and posted a 4.22 ERA with 13 strikeouts and six walks over 10 2/3 innings. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Yankees recalled LHP Chasen Shreve from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Shreve tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings in a 19-inning game against the Red Sox earlier this month, so he was sent down in order for the Yankees to get a fresh arm. However, he's deservedly back in the Yankees' bullpen and should stick there for the foreseeable future.