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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Honeywell among several promotions

Fans were clamoring for it, and now Brent Honeywell is headed for Durham

Injuries and strong performances have led to this opportunity for Brent Honeywell
Injuries and strong performances have led to this opportunity for Brent Honeywell
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Recent injuries led to a number of roster changes in the organization.

To Triple-A Durham: Brent Honeywell and Yoel Espinal
To Double-A Montgomery: Jose Mujica
To Class A-Advanced Charlotte: Roel Ramirez and Greg Maisto
To Class-A Bowling Green: Ethan Clark

Triple-A Durham Bulls (7-4)

A day after Willy Adames hit his first Triple-A home run, Jake Bauers hit his first in Durham's 7-5 loss to Gwinnett Sunday. Gwinnett scored two in the top of the first, but Bauers' two-run shot in the bottom half immediately tied the score. The Bulls wouldn't score again until their three-run seventh to tie the game again at five. Mike Marjama hit the third of three straight singles to start the inning to drive in Patrick Leonard, and Granden Goetzman later drove in two with a single. With two outs in the ninth, Ryne Stanek allowed two inherited runners to score. Starter Jacob Faria allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (5-5)

For the second straight day, Montgomery blew a lead in the eighth inning, this time resulting in a 5-4 loss to Birmingham. The Biscuits trailed 2-0 after one, but RBI singles from Nathan Lukes later tied the game. In the seventh, Michael Russell's sacrifice fly gave them their first lead, and Justin Williams followed with his first home run of the season. An inning later, Jose Alvarado walked a couple batters and eventually allowed a go-ahead two-run homer. Brad Schreiber allowed two runs in three innings in a spot start.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (2-9)

Genesis Cabrera delivered his best start of the young season, but it was in a 4-2 Charlotte loss to Lakeland. After two rough outings to begin his season, Cabrera faced the minimum through three innings before some control and defensive strikeouts cost him. A runner reached on an error, moved up to third base on a wild pitch and passed ball and scored on a sacrifice fly. Cabrera only allowed the unearned run on one hit and a walk in five innings. Both Kevin Padlo and David Rodriguez doubled and reached base three times.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (6-4)

Bowling Green was off.

The preceding stories were not generated by the Associated Press computer using data from, and in cooperation with, MLBAM.


Notable performances


SS Willy Adames: 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
OF Jake Bauers: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
1B Casey Gillaspie: 0-for-4

RHP Jacob Faria: 5 1/3 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
RHP Yoel Espinal: 2 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
LHP Adam Kolarek: 2 BF, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
RHP Ryne Stanek: two-thirds IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K


OF Justin Williams: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K
IF Michael Russell: 0-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 K
OF Nathan Lukes: 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB

RHP Brad Schreiber: 3 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
LHP Jose Alvarado: 2 IP, 1 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Class A-Advanced

OF Jake Fraley: 0-for-4, 1 K
3B Kevin Padlo: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
C David Rodriguez: 2-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
OF Ryan Boldt: 1-for-4, 2 K
OF Manny Sanchez: 0-for-4, 2 K

LHP Genesis Cabrera: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K
RHP Michael Santos: 2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham is off

Montgomery @ Jackson 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Mike Franco (0-0, 1.93) v. Taylor Clarke (1-0, 5.40)

Charlotte @ Daytona 7:05 PM (radio stream)
Blake Bivens (0-2, 18.00) v. TBA

Bowling Green @ Lake County 6:30 PM (radio stream)
Adrian Navas (1-1, 5.14) v. Micah Miniard (0-0, 1.17)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Jackson Generals (Arizona)
8-2 (1st in SL North)
Offense: 58 R (1st) .866 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 2.67 ERA (4th) 1.14 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: IF Dawel Lugo (2), RHP Taylor Clarke (7), RHP Brad Keller (8), LHP Alex Young (11), LHP Jared Miller (19), LHP Josh Taylor (25), OF Victor Reyes (23)

Daytona Tortugas (Cincinnati)
6-5 (T-3rd in FSL North)
Offense: 36 R (9th) .607 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 2.52 ERA (4th) 1.14 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Nick Senzel (1), RHP Vladimir Gutierrez (9), C Chris Okey (14), 2B Shed Long (16), SS Alfredo Rodriguez (22), RHP Tanner Rainey (25)

Lake County Captains (Cleveland)
5-5 (T-4th in MWL East)
Offense: 51 R (1st) .719 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.68 ERA (9th) 1.38 WHIP (15th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Brady Aiken (4), C Logan Ice (12), LHP Juan Hillman (14), RHP Aaron Civale (20), RHP Shane Bieber (21), RHP Micah Miniard (28)