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Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins are "moving forward" with an investment group including Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter to purchase the team.

This confirms a report from Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg. Jackson hears that there's an "agreement in principle" for the Jeb/Jeter group to purchase the team from Jeffrey Loria, with the price tag at $1.3 billion. Bush is expected to be the control person, according to Jackson, but more than five investors are involved and Jeter is expected to have an active role. Of course, any sale will need to be approved by MLB's other owners. Loria originally purchased the Marlins for $158.5 million in 2002.
Apr 25 - 2:59 PM

Diamondbacks prospect Victor Reyes went 3-for-4 on Monday for Double-A Jackson.

Two of the hits were doubles, and he also picked up a walk. Since being acquired from the Braves in 2015, all Reyes has done is hit. He's not a great defender, he won't steal a ton of bases and he doesn't have a lot of power. But he can hit, and that gives him a shot of becoming a regular that can help you in the average and on-base categories.
Apr 25 - 2:56 PM

Tuesday's game between the Yankees and Red Sox has been postponed due to rain.

The forecast is a rough one in Boston, so they got this decision out of the early. It's worth noting that more rain is expected on Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday's game will be rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday July 16. Rick Porcello and Luis Severino will presumably be pushed back a day in their respective rotations.
Apr 25 - 2:55 PM

Tigers pitching prospect Kyle Funkhouser struck out nine over six shutout innings for Low-A West Michigan.

Funkhouser did walk three, but he allowed only four hits and was in command of his stuff for the most part. Funkhouser infamously turned down $2 million from the Dodgers after the 2015 draft, and not much has gone right since. When he's at his best he will show mid-rotation stuff, but consistency has been a real issue. Here's hoping this is the start of something bigger.
Apr 25 - 2:49 PM

David Freese is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs.

He'll get a breather against right-hander Kyle Hendricks. Josh Harrison will start at the hot corner and bat leadoff while Alen Hanson will play second base.
Apr 25 - 2:37 PM

Brandon Guyer will start in right field Tuesday against the Astros.

No surprise with left-hander Dallas Keuchel on the hill for Houston. Guyer will hit seventh and makes for a useful option in daily formats.
Apr 25 - 2:35 PM

Giants prospect Austin Slater went 3-for-4 on Monday night for Triple-A Sacramento.

He also scored a run and stole a base on Monday. With Christian Arroyo now in San Francisco, Slater might be the top prospect on the Triple-A roster. He's shown the ability to play several positions, and there's no real weakness in his game. He should see time with the Giants before the season ends.
Apr 25 - 2:34 PM

Braves prospect Max Fried was at his best on Tuesday, giving up one hit in seven innings for Double-A Mississippi.

He also struck out six and walked just one. To be blunt, Fried was terrible in his starts coming into this afternoon, struggling to throw strikes and miss bats. That obviously wasn't the case in this effort. Keep in mind this is still a pitcher with two plus pitches, and that it's only April. Fried has big-time upside, and should be on your dynasty league roster.
Apr 25 - 2:28 PM

John Jaso will start in right field Tuesday versus the Cubs.

Jose Osuna made the start in right field against lefty Brett Anderson on Monday, but Jaso will get a shot Tuesday with right-hander Kyle Hendricks on the hill. The Pirates figure to look for alternatives, but this should be the platoon arrangement with Adam Frazier (hamstring) on the shelf.
Apr 25 - 2:26 PM

Indians prospect Brady Aiken gave up five runs in five innings of work for Low-A Lake County on Monday.

Aiken did strike out four in his five innings, but that was basically the only positive of the start. He walked three, and that gives him 13 in just under 14 innings. It's too early to "give up" on a talent like this, but so far, the southpaw has been a major disappointment.
Apr 25 - 2:21 PM

Mariners activated SS Jean Segura from the 10-day disabled list.

Segura went 1-for-11 with a walk over three rehab games with Double-A Arkansas, but the most important thing is that he didn't have any issues with his hamstring. Taylor Motter did a great job filling in at shortstop and should bounce around multiple spots now that Segura has returned.
Apr 25 - 2:20 PM

Mariner outfield prospect Boog Powell went 4-for-5 on Monday for Triple-A Tacoma.

Powell also scored two runs, and two of the hits were doubles. After missing most of 2016 with a PED suspension, Powell's stock dropped considerably. That said, there's still things to like about Powell, mainly his approach at the plate and his above-average speed. He's more than likely a fourth outfielder, but there might be just enough offensive projection here to make him an everyday player.
Apr 25 - 2:14 PM

Javier Baez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.

Baez started at second base with Brett Anderson on the hill Monday, but he's on the bench Tuesday with Kyle Hendricks starting for Chicago. Ben Zobrist will start at second base while Jason Heyward is in right and Albert Almora, Jr. is in center. Willson Contreras is also back behind the plate.

Brewers prospect Brandon Woodruff pitched six shutout innings for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Woodruff allowed just three hits on the night while walking just one and striking out five. Few prospects have seen their stock rise more than the 2014 eleventh-round pick has, as he now shows two plus pitches in his fastball and slider. Josh Hader gets the attention, but Woodruff might be more ready to contribute to Milwaukee if/when a spot opens in the rotation.
Apr 25 - 2:05 PM

Jake Marisnick (head) took early batting practice and ran in the outfield on Tuesday.

Brian McTaggart of MLB.com notes that Astros manager A.J. Hinch watched during Marisnick's batting practice session. The outfielder left Sunday's game with concussion-like symptoms and could still be a possibility for the disabled list.
Apr 25 - 2:02 PM



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