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Pirates optioned OF Jaff Decker to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The move clears a roster spot for Michael Morse, who was acquired on July 31 for Jose Tabata. Decker, 25, has logged just 13 at-bats this season at the major league level.
Aug 3 - 2:19 PM

Mariners OF prospect Tyler O'Neill slugged his third home run in as many games Sunday in a win for High-A Bakersfield.

O'Neill's only hit of the afternoon broke a 4-4 tie in the ninth inning. The 20-year-old has plated 15 runs over his last nine games, hitting .361 during that stretch. He's taken over the California League-lead in home runs with 24 and is sixth in slugging at .554. The former third-round pick has struck out in over a third of his at-bats this season (100 Ks in 298 trips to the plate) but few can rival the power he generates.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 3 - 2:17 PM

Nationals SS prospect Wilmer Difo contributed a career-high five hits in Sunday's win for Double-A Harrisburg.

He also stole a career-high four bases. Difo entered Sunday's game just two for his last 16. Few could have predicted Difo's meteoric rise through the Washington farm system. He began the year at High-A Potomac and has already seen time with the Nationals this season. The 23-year-old has hit .283 with a .332 on base percentage in 300 minor league at-bats this year.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 3 - 2:05 PM

Braves RHP prospect Andrew Thurman fired seven scoreless frames Sunday in a win for High-A Carolina.

The seven-inning performance was his longest of the season. Thurman, who only allowed one hit on Sunday, matched a season-high with seven strikeouts. A whopping 55 of his 79 pitches went for strikes. The right-hander was injured in the team's bus crash on May 15 and missed almost two months of action. Sunday's stellar outing would suggest he's finally back at full strength.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 3 - 1:54 PM

Tigers SS prospect JaCoby Jones smashed three homers Sunday in a win for Double-A Erie.

Sunday was only his sixth game since making the leap to Double-A. So far, Jones has gone 9-for-22 with eight RBI. Previously, the 23-year-old had hit .253 with 10 blasts in 93 contests for High-A Bradenton. Detroit acquired Jones at the trade deadline for reliever Joakim Soria. The three-homer game was Erie's first since 2012.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 3 - 1:38 PM

White Sox recalled OF Trayce Thompson from Triple-A Charlotte.

Thompson has produced 13 home runs and 11 stolen bases in 104 games this season at the Triple-A level, though it's come with a .260 batting average and .304 on-base clip. He probably won't carry much value in standard mixed fantasy leagues. The 24-year-old outfielder is the brother of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson.
Aug 3 - 1:37 PM

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, right-hander Brandon Beachy has cleared waivers.

Beachy got designated for assignment by the Dodgers on July 30 in the aftermath of the club's 13-player trade with the Braves and Marlins. Beachy allowed seven earned runs in eight innings (two starts) for Los Angeles. He hasn't shown much coming off his second career Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, but there should be some team out there willing to take a chance.
Aug 3 - 1:31 PM

Charlie Furbush (biceps) threw 33 fastballs in a successful bullpen workout Sunday.

Furbush should be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment after one more side session. He has been on the disabled list since early July with tendinitis in his left biceps. The 29-year-old southpaw was having an exceptional season before the injury.
Aug 3 - 1:18 PM
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