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Rockies outfield prospect Jordan Patterson has hit a remarkable .542 over his last six games with High-A Modesto.

Patterson owns an incredible eight-game double streak. More than half of his hits this year (17-of-31) have gone for extra bases, a testament to both Patterson's speed and power. Patterson must take after Shane Victorino because he's already been hit by a whopping eight pitches this year. The 23-year-old has driven in ten runs over his last ten games.
Source: MILB.com
May 4 - 4:28 PM

Twins recalled OF Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester.

He's taking Oswaldo Arcia's (hip) spot on the roster and should see ample playing time. A former top-100 prospect, Rosario has really struggled the last two seasons since returning from a PED suspension, hitting just .242/.280/.379 this season.
May 4 - 4:28 PM

Twins placed OF Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list with right hip flexor strain.

Arcia suffered the injury during Sunday's game. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar figure to be the main beneficiaries of extra playing time while Arcia is on the shelf.
May 4 - 4:23 PM

Cubs prospect Billy McKinney launched two homers Sunday in a win for Double-A Tennessee.

Both of his homers were solo shots. The 2013 first-round pick is having a solid season, batting .290 with ten RBI. Sunday was McKinney's second career multi-homer game. Rated by MLB.com as Chicago's eighth-best prospect, McKinney was acquired from Oakland last year as part of the Jeff Samardzija trade.
Source: MILB.com
May 4 - 4:15 PM

Cubs pitching prospect Tyler Skulina earned his first win of the year Sunday for High-A Myrtle Beach.

Skulina tossed six scoreless frames, allowing one hit and a walk. The eight punchouts he registered marks a new career-high. As good as he looked Sunday, Skulina still has some edges that need to be smoothed out. He's posted an underwhelming 4.95 ERA in four starts and has yet to work past the sixth inning. Manager Mark Johnson took the ball from Skulina after only 68 pitches Sunday, so he's clearly on a strict pitch count.
Source: MILB.com
May 4 - 4:01 PM

Dodgers recalled LHP Daniel Coulombe from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Coulombe was sporting a strong 1.74 ERA and 16/4 K/BB ratio through 10 1/3 innings of relief this season at the Triple-A level. He should be a nice addition for LA.
May 4 - 3:54 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera has been dropped to the seventh spot in the Rays' batting order Monday.

Cabrera had been hitting third for the Rays, but he's in a bad slump so manager Kevin Cash will try something different. James Loney is batting third on Monday night.
May 4 - 3:51 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP Dalier Hinojosa to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Hinojosa walked three batters in his one relief appearance with Boston. He could get another shot later this season. Luis Jimenez takes over the vacant roster spot.
May 4 - 3:48 PM

Cubs pitching prospect Ivan Pineyro impressed with a brilliant seven-inning performance Sunday in a win for Double-A Tennessee.

Pineyro collected five strikeouts and didn't walk a batter. He's held his opponent scoreless in two of his last four outings, contributing a stingy 2.70 ERA during that span. The 23-year-old has limited hitters to a .206 average in 112 plate appearances this season. Pineyro has only made 16 starts in Double-A and will need several more before he's ready to reach the next level.
Source: MILB.com
May 4 - 3:47 PM

Michael Morse is out of the Marlins' starting lineup for Monday's series opener against the Nationals.

Justin Bour is starting at first base and hitting fifth versus Nats right-hander Jordan Zimmermann. Morse is batting just .193/.253/.284 on the young season.
May 4 - 3:38 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) went hitless in four at-bats Monday in an extended spring training game.

Hamilton hit three grounders to first base and then struck out in his fourth and final plate appearance of the afternoon. He played three innings in left field. The veteran slugger is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week and should join the Rangers' active roster by the end of May.
May 4 - 3:35 PM

Red Sox prospect Rafael Devers had his best game of the year Sunday for Low-A Greenville, going 5-for-6 with two homers.

Devers toppled his previous career highs with five RBI and four runs scored. The 18-year-old had gone homerless in his previous 18 games. He's put together a nice stretch, collecting nine hits over his last four outings. A highly-touted third baseman with limitless potential, Devers is MLB.com's 93rd-ranked prospect.
Source: MILB.com
May 4 - 3:32 PM

Michael Saunders is out of Toronto's lineup Monday.

It's just a day of rest for Saunders, who's batting .222 with a .566 OPS in his first eight games back from knee surgery. Danny Valencia is in left field and batting seventh for the Blue Jays on Monday night against Yankees right-hander Chase Whitley.
May 4 - 3:32 PM

Jorge Soler is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday night against the Cardinals.

It's a day of mental and physical rest for Soler, who's sporting an underwhelming .269/.337/.409 batting line with 38 strikeouts in 23 games this season. Chris Denorfia is starting in right field and Chris Coghlan is batting second Monday against Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez.
May 4 - 3:29 PM

Padres purchased the contract of C Austin Hedges from Triple-A El Paso.

Hedges carries a tremendous defensive reputation and was off to a promising start offensively this season at Triple-A, but he's a .256/.316/.390 career hitter in the minors. The 22-year-old probably won't carry much fantasy value in his first taste of the major league level. Derek Norris remains the primary backstop in San Diego.
May 4 - 3:25 PM


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