Daily Dose: Training Camp!

Daily Dose: Training Camp!
Chet Gresham takes you through the news across the NFL as training camp gets under way.
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White Sox prospect LHP Carlos Rodon allowed one run on two hits in one inning Tuesday in his professional debut in the Rookie-level Arizona League.

He struck out one batter in the outing. Selected by the White Sox with the No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft, Rodon, 21, finally began his career after signing for $6.582 million, which was well above the assigned slot value of $5.7 million. The left-hander has the potential to move quickly through the South Siders' system and could reach the High-A level before season's end, thus putting him on pace to debut in the major leagues at some point in 2015.
Jul 23 - 3:16 PM

Braves recalled RHP Gus Schlosser from Triple-A Gwinnett.

He'll be up for a couple days while Anthony Varvaro is on paternity leave. Schlosser has a 4.50 ERA and 0.92 WHIP over 12 innings with the Braves this season.
Jul 23 - 3:14 PM

Braves placed RHP Anthony Varvaro on the paternity leave list.

He'll be away from the club for a few days. Gus Schlosser has been recalled to replace Varvaro in the Braves' bullpen.
Jul 23 - 3:13 PM

Padres prospect RHP Matt Wisler allowed one run on four hits in seven innings and struck out seven batters Tuesday for Triple-A El Paso.

The outing was one of Wisler's best since reaching Triple-A, where the 21-year-old has posted a disappointing 5.71 ERA and yielded 14 home runs in 75 2/3 innings (15 starts). Though pitching in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League is a challenge in itself, Wisler also has continued to struggle against left-handed batters this season, with a 6.75 ERA and 41 hits allowed (eight home runs) in 37 1/3 innings.
Jul 23 - 3:11 PM

Cameron Maybin has been suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for amphetamines.

It was Maybin's second positive test as you're only given a warning and eventually more testing after testing positive the first time. Maybin is batting just .247/.286/.368 over 62 games for the Padres this season. Jeff Francoeur has replaced him on the roster.
Jul 23 - 3:08 PM

Pedro Alvarez (knee) is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

Alvarez had to leave Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with left knee discomfort. It appears to be a day-to-day ailment at this point, and he could have a shot to return to action after Thursday's off day. Josh Harrison is at third base Wednesday.
Jul 23 - 3:01 PM

Marlins prospect LHP Andrew Heaney allowed one run on two hits in seven innings Tuesday while striking out eight batters for Triple-A New Orleans.

The highly touted left-hander walked two batters in the outing. Heaney, 23, struggled in his previous two starts following a demotion from the major leagues to Triple-A in early July, as he allowed eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits (two home runs) in 6 2/3 innings. But now that he's back on track after Tuesday's outing, it shouldn't be long until Heaney receives another crack at the major leagues.
Jul 23 - 2:59 PM

Astros prospect RHP Vincent Velasquez struck out 10 batters in four scoreless innings Tuesday in a rehab start for the team's affiliate in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.

He allowed one hit and one walk in the game. Velasquez, 22, has carved up younger hitters during his three rehab outings in the GCL, with a 2.08 ERA and 19-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 8 2/3 innings. The hard-throwing right-hander was equally impressive at High-A Lancaster prior to landing on the disabled list, as he posted a 2.89 ERA, .179 BAA and 33-9 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 28 innings over eight games (four starts). He'll likely return to Lancaster in the near future and could finish the season at Double-A if he can stay healthy.
Jul 23 - 2:54 PM
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