The Tampa Bay Rays released Sunday night that they have closed four of their first Twelve selections from Dave Bolland Jersey the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.
The signees include catcher Mac James (6th round), right-hander Mike Franco (seventh circular), third baseman Daniel Miles (eighth spherical) and right-hander Chris Pike (ninth around).
James was the first catcher selected through the Rays out of Oklahoma, wherever he led the Sooners that has a .330 batting average this season being a junior. He has started in five different positions, yet is primarily a catcher or very first baseman.
Franco, from Florida International, put up a 1.09 ERA this season as a senior, the second-best mark in Division I, Dan Carcillo Jersey and struck out 112 batters. This 22-year-old right-hander spent his first two months at Howard Junior College throughout Texas and underwent Tommy Bob surgery in 2012.
Miles, a mature from Tennessee Tech, strike .380 this season with 17 increases, 11 home runs as well as 54 RBIs in 58 video games on his way to becoming named a first-team Louisville Slugger All-American third baseman.
Pike put up a 1.89 ERA and also struck out 125 hitters in 90 2/3 innings during his older season at http://www.mlbplayershop.com/SHOP_BY_LEAGUE/MLB_Arizona_Diamondbacks_Uniform_Shop. Pike threw a perfect sport on March 7 from St. Gregory's in an NAIA Sooner Running Conference game, striking out there 18 batters. He adopted it up with a no-hitter a week later.
The 4 signings represent four of the 8-10 players the Rays chosen on Day 2 in the Draft.
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Although nothing is set in stone, the Dodgers' travel roster for season-opening series in Australia got a tad clearer on Saturday because manager Don Mattingly laid out portion of the club's tentative plan.
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Crawford is wanting the birth of his or her child any day and will be in paternity leave.
'The way I'm sure it, Carl's not going,' Mattingly said.
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'As of right now, Haren won't be on the plane,' Mattingly said. 'Danny knows that. He also knows that everything could happen in the next two days.'
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ANAHEIM -- Center fielder Lorenzo Cain put on an early indicate and single-handedly spotlighted what might be expected Denis Savard Jersey from the Royals' dependable and quite often spectacular defense in this U . s . League Division Series.
Angels leadoff man Kole Calhoun sculpted into Jason Vargas 1st pitch of Game A single on Thursday night and also sent it soaring when it comes to the center-field wall. Home run? The actual red-shirted masses roared -- until Cain made a really leap, extended his glove and came down with the soccer ball.
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He was set on a third stirring catch inside sixth inning when, with two out and two on, Howie Kendrick hit a drive to strong right-center. Cain leaped toward the ball but right fielder Nori Aoki stuck out and about his glove and made the catch to end the inning.
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SAN DIEGO -- There have been rumblings about the People potentially trading their core players such as right-hander Jordan Zimmermann and also shortstop Ian Desmond. But for the most part, it was a quiet Tuesday at the Winter Meetings.
But the rumors started in the morning. MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan documented that the Rangers inquired about Zimmermann. Yet Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo reiterated that he still wants to signal Teuvo Teravainen Jersey to a long-term extension, though this individual hasn't meant with Zimmermann's reps.
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Rizzo said they met with Desmond's agent, Doug Rogalski, however Rizzo declined to say if there was progress made during the assembly. Desmond would be eligible for free company after the 2015 season.
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KANSAS CITY -- One game in a crucial showdown with the first-place Tigers, and it's clear that, until now, only one thing carried around from the Royals' previous series: Nori Aoki's very hot bat.
Aoki, fresh off wreaking havoc on the White Sox, separated itself in an otherwise forgetful 10-1 damage on Friday night on Duncan Keith Jersey that dropped the actual Royals to 1 1/2 games during the American League Central competition. Aoki's two singles made your pet the only KC hitter to collect multiple hit.
The outfielder extended his multi-hit skills to four games, though upping his average in order to .813 (13-for-16) in that span. He has attained base in 15 involving his last 18 dish appearances.
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Things were not always thus peachy for Aoki. As current as Sunday, his slash line sat at an uninspiring 265/333. In just four games, that brand has rocketed to 284/351.
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