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Marlins activated RHP Junichi Tazawa from the 10-day disabled list.

Tazawa will return to the Marlins' bullpen Thursday after missing five weeks with rib cage inflammation. The 31-year-old right-hander has posted a disappointing 6.60 ERA in 16 relief appearances this season for Miami.
Jun 22 - 2:20 PM

Marlins placed RHP Brad Ziegler on the 10-day disabled list with a right back strain.

Ziegler had been on a nice roll in June before getting blown up for seven runs -- five earned -- over his last two appearances. Junichi Tazawa has been activated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move.
Jun 22 - 2:19 PM

Yankees prospect Miguel Andujar went 2-for-3 on Wednesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Andujar also drew a walk. Since being promoted to Triple-A, he's hitting .500, which probably isn't sustainable. Jokes aside, Andujar has been excellent in 2017, showing an above-average hit tool and solid pop from the right side as well. With Chase Headley struggling and Gleyber Torres no longer an option, this could be the player that finishes the year at third base for the Yankees if he keeps putting up these kinds of numbers.
Jun 22 - 2:13 PM

Braves prospect Dustin Peterson went 2-for-6 over a doubleheader on Wednesday for Triple-A Gwinnett.

Peterson also scored a run, walked and drove in four over the two games. The 2013 second-round pick missed the beginning of the year after undergoing surgery on his hand, and he hasn't found his stroke yet. He has average tools across the board, however, and he's shown a quality approach even without the hits dropping. He could be a solid utility player for Atlanta in the coming seasons.
Jun 22 - 2:06 PM

Phillies prospect Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-4 on Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

On top of the two hits, Hoskins also drew two walks. It's a good example of how he doesn't need the long ball to be a quality fantasy prospect. Sure there will be strikeouts, but he's going to get on via walk and hit for a high enough average for that to not kill his value. It's only a matter of time before he gets a chance to hit for the Phillies.
Jun 22 - 2:00 PM

Rangers designated RHP Eddie Gamboa for assignment.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Preston Claiborne, who will join the Rangers' bullpen on Thursday. Gamboa was sporting a rough 6.49 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in 77 2/3 innings (14 starts) this season at Triple-A Round Rock.
Jun 22 - 1:57 PM

Pirates prospect Nick Kingham gave up three runs in just under seven innings of work on Wednesday for Triple-A Indianapolis.

Kingham allowed six hits in the effort, and he walked no one while striking out six. He's been passed by several hurlers in the system, but Kingham still shows an above-average fastball/change combination, and he throws all of his pitches for strikes while rarely missing his spots. The upside is all but gone, but he still has the stuff and control to be an effective backend starter for someone.
Jun 22 - 1:56 PM

Mariners sent RHP Tyler Cloyd outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

Cloyd was designated for assignment by Seattle on Wednesday and passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll remain at Tacoma as organizational bullpen depth for the M's.
Jun 22 - 1:52 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, free agent Henderson Alvarez has a showcase Friday morning in Miami.

Heyman says 14 teams have already expressed interest in Alvarez, who is finally back to 100 percent after batting serious shoulder troubles for the last few years. The 27-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in a major league game since May 2015.
Jun 22 - 1:50 PM

Reds prospect T.J. Friedl went 3-for-5 on Wednesday for High-A Daytona.

He's now hitting .412 since being promoted to the Florida State League. It's rare to see undrafted players rank high on prospect lists, but Friedl is a fun exception. He's a top-of-the-scales runner, and he also has excellent feel for the barrel, giving him a chance for an above-average hit tool. Even with a lack of power, Friedl has a chance to be a quality fantasy player because of his ability to get on base and steal bases.
Jun 22 - 1:49 PM

Red Sox sent RHP Kyle Kendrick outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Kendrick is now off Boston's 40-man roster, but he will remain with the organization. The 32-year-old right-hander has a 12.96 ERA in two appearances this season at the major league level.
Jun 22 - 1:47 PM

Pirates prospect Taylor Hearn did not allow a hit over five innings of work for High-A Bradenton on Sunday.

Hearn did walk four, but he still didn't allow a run, and he struck out four. The only thing that keeps him from being one of the best left-handed pitching prospects in baseball is the control. Even with the self-inflicted damage, Hearn is often able to stay out of trouble with his high 90s fastball and above-average (at times) slider. He's certainly a prospect you should keep an eye on, as he's going to miss bats either as a starter or a reliever.
Jun 22 - 1:42 PM

A's general manager David Forst said he expects Matt Chapman (knee) to return from the disabled list when first eligible.

That would be June 29 -- next Thursday. Chapman was sent to the hospital Thursday morning to get an antibiotic IV for cellulitis in his left knee. The 24-year-old third baseman had three hits and three RBI over his first four major league games.
Jun 22 - 1:42 PM

Nationals prospect Andrew Stevenson went 3-for-5 with three stolen bases on Wednesday for Triple-A Syracuse.

After posting ridiculous numbers at Double-A Harrisburg, Stevenson has not yet been able to carry over that success in the International League. Last night was a good example of why Washington remains so high on the outfielder. He has a quality approach at the plate, and his plus speed helps compensate for the lack of power. Add in excellent skills with the glove, and you get a very good "real" prospect, and an underrated fantasy outfielder.
Jun 22 - 1:38 PM

Yankees prospect Domingo Acevedo gave up five runs in just over five innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.

After pitching well in his Triple-A debut, Acevedo really struggled in start number two. He allowed nine hits in the 5 1/3 innings, and he also walked three. As good as Acevedo's fastball and change are, the inconsistency of his breaking-ball still scares some scouts. We'll see how he bounces back next week.
Jun 22 - 1:32 PM



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