Reds 1B prospect Adam Duvall homered in his first game for Triple-A Louisville on Sunday.
Duvall now has 27 round-trippers in 408 at-bats this year. There's no denying his immense power, but unfortunately Duvall is in the same position he was in San Francisco. With the Giants, he was blocked at first base by Brandon Belt. Now in Cincinnati, the same is true with Joey Votto. Duvall's best chance to crack the majors might be as a corner outfielder, though it's unclear if he can make that transition.
David Price fired eight innings of one-run ball Monday in the Blue Jays' 5-1 defeat of the Twins.
It was Price's first start with the Jays and he was absolutely terrific in front of a sellout crowd at Rogers Centre. Minnesota managed just three hits and Price struck out 11 batters before leaving to a standing ovation after the top of the eighth. The only run he gave up was on a second-inning solo homer by Torii Hunter. Price will try for more of the same this weekend at Yankee Stadium.
Blue Jays sent OF Ezequiel Carrera outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
Carrera was designated for assignment by the Jays on Saturday and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 28-year-old outfielder is a .259/.311/.349 career hitter.
White Sox SS prospect Eddy Alvarez cranked his fourth home run of the season Sunday for High-A Winston-Salem.
Alvarez is more of a contact hitter so whenever he does homer it's icing on the cake. The 25-year-old has all the tools to be a successful leadoff hitter. He gets on base a ton (.419 on base percentage across two levels this season) and steals with ease (46 thefts 54 attempts). Alvarez has posted a spectacular 1.122 OPS since joining Winston-Salem on July 22.
A.J. Pollock (hamstring) is back in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup Monday versus the Nationals.
Pollock was given a few days off this weekend with a minor hamstring injury. The 27-year-old outfielder is batting .305/.361/.465 with 11 home runs and 23 stolen bases in 100 games this season for the Diamondbacks. He's one of the most underrated players in baseball.
Brewers SS prospect Jake Gatewood collected his seventh home run Sunday in a win for Rookie-level Helena.
He was 0-for-11 with seven strikeouts in his previous three games. The 19-year-old has a tendency to swing for the fences as evidenced by his high strikeout rate (101 Ks in 275 at-bats). But when he connects, it's a thing of beauty. Gatewood has already improved his average from .227 with Low-A Wisconsin earlier this year to .245 in his first 38 games for Helena.
Kris Bryant (head) is in the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday night against the Pirates.
Bryant made an early exit from Sunday's series finale against the Brewers after experiencing some lightheadedness. A concussion was ruled out after testing.
Giants purchased the contract of INF Kelby Tomlinson from Triple-A Sacramento.
Tomlinson has hit .321/.376/.414 with 21 stolen bases in 97 games this season between Double-A and Triple-A. He'll provide much-needed depth at second base for the Giants, who just lost Joe Panik to lingering lower back inflammation. Tomlinson could have short-term fantasy value if he fights his way into everyday at-bats.