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Jurickson Profar, baseball's top prospect, is back in the big leagues. On Sunday, the Rangers placed Ian Kinsler, their leadoff man and most consistent hitter, on the disabled list retroactive to Friday with a strained rib muscle in his right side and recalled Profar, MLB.com's No. 1 overall prospect.
Astros owner Jim Crane and general manager Jeff Luhnow attended Saturday's and Sunday's games against the Pirates at PNC Park in a surprise trip that came about after both men scouted the University of North Carolina's game against Virginia in Chapel Hill, N.C., earlier Saturday.
Jake Odorizzi joined the Rays on Sunday as the guy the Rays have tabbed to try and fill injured David Price's shoes, and the plan is to wait until the end of Sunday's game to activate the young right-hander.
Astros top prospect Jonathan Singleton, who is nearing the end of his 50-game suspension after violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse -- his second positive test -- will begin his season sometime next week at Class A Quad Cities before moving to Triple-A Oklahoma City, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Sunday.
In speaking with the media on Sunday, Ross Atkins raved about shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor.
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Jake Odorizzi will be called up from Triple-A Durham on Sunday, and he has been announced as the starter for the Rays' Monday afternoon contest in Toronto.
The Astros will hold the first of four regional workouts of high school and college players on Sunday in anticipation of next month's First-Year Player Draft. Sunday's workout will be held in the Los Angeles area, with about 20 prospects invited to attend.
The Minnesota Gophers will open the first Big 10 Conference baseball tournament to be held at a Major League Park as they play Illinois on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. CT.
Seeking an extra bat for the bench, the Reds called up infielder Neftali Soto from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday and optioned lefty starter Tony Cingrani to Louisville.
Rookie left-hander Tony Cingrani was mostly impressive during his callup to the Majors. However, Cingrani was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday as the Reds prepare to bring ace Johnny Cueto back from the disabled list on Monday.
Tony Wolters, who is making the transition to catching this season after spending his career as a middle infielder, was in Cleveland for a one-day catching clinic Saturday. The 20-year-old prospect worked with bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. and bullpen coach Kevin Cash -- both former catchers -- during his day with the Tribe.
Kevin Gausman struck out a career-high 10 batters for Double-A Bowie on Friday night, allowing an earned run on four hits over six innings in an impressive 90-pitch outing.
There was no delay in getting prospect David Lough right into the Royals' lineup when he reported on Friday.
Bubba Starling, the Royals' No. 1 Draft choice in 2011 and top prospect, underwent Lasik eye surgery on Thursday in Kansas City and is expected to return playing almost immediately.
Yasiel Puig fanatics won't want to hear this, but the Minor League outfielder that could get the next call-up is Puig's Double-A Chattanooga teammate, Joc Pederson.
Indiana State southpaw Sean Manaea's road to the upcoming First-Year Player Draft has been long and winding, but he's benefited from a cool exterior that masks his desire to prove his doubters wrong.
The Yankees moved to bolster their bullpen's depth on Thursday, recalling right-hander Dellin Betances from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Right-hander Brett Marshall was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move, one night after Marshall saved the bullpen by throwing 108 pitches in 5 2/3 innings of long relief as he made his Major League debut.
Alex Torres was sitting around watching TV around midnight Wednesday. He and his Triple-A Durham roommate, Alex Colome, had seen on Twitter that the Rays were going to need another pitcher in the wake of David Price's injury, and they knew it very well could be one of them. The Rays opted to call up Torres on Thursday.
The Rays know David Price won't be making his scheduled start Monday in Toronto, but they're not quite sure who's going to be filling in for their injured Cy Young Award winner. But they've narrowed it down to four candidates.
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