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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Duffy begins rehab assignment

The Rays’ veteran infielder has missed the entire season so far.

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Charlotte added quite a bit of talent Friday. In addition to Matt Duffy’s rehab assignment, Ronaldo Hernandez came off the inactive list, and Tanner Dodson returned from the injured list.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (14-13)

Durham was crushed by Gwinnett, 11-3. Nick Solak’s sacrifice fly in the second actually gave the Bulls a 1-0 lead, but the Stripers scored the next eight runs to run away with the game. Jake Faria was charged with six runs in 4 13 innings, and all four Durham pitchers allowed runs.

SS Andrew Velazquez: 0-for-3 (.859)
2B Nick Solak: 0-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 K (.754)
3B Christian Arroyo: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K (.885)
RF Jason Coats: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K (.615)

RHP Jake Faria: 4 13 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (5.82)

Durham’s site offers this recap.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (17-10)

Montgomery held on for a 7-5 win over Mobile. Josh Lowe went deep in the first to make it a 1-0 game, and four more runs in the second gave the Biscuits a five-run lead. With the early run support, Kenny Rosenberg cruised to a strong start, striking out eight in six scoreless innings. The BayBears scored five off Tyler Zombro in two innings, but Curtis Taylor recorded a perfect ninth inning to maintain the lead.

CF Josh Lowe: 1-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB (.873)
RF Jesus Sanchez: 1-for-1, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 SB (.786)
DH Brendan McKay: 0-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB (.471)
2B Miles Mastrobuoni: 2-for-4, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB (.964)

LHP Kenny Rosenberg: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K (2.08)

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (13-15)

Charlotte used four pitchers to shut out Jupiter, 5-0. In his first mound appearance since April 12, Dodson struck out two in three innings. Jhonleider Salinas matched him with three scoreless innings of his own, and Orlando Romero and Simon Rosenblum-Larson combined to finish the game. In his first game since April 22, Ronaldo Hernandez singled in a run in the first. Moises Gomez’s three-run homer in the ninth added insurance.

3B Matt Duffy: 0-for-3
2B Vidal Brujan: 0-for-4, 1 CS (.775)
LF Moises Gomez: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB (.713)
DH Ronaldo Hernandez: 1-for-4, 1 RBI (.489)
CF Thomas Milone: 2-for-2, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 SB, 1 HBP (1.017)

RHP Tanner Dodson: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (3.00)
RHP Jhonleider Salinas: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K (3.24)

Charlotte’s site offers this recap.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (16-12)

Caleb Sampen’s great start was wasted in Bowling Green’s 2-1 loss to Peoria. The righty — who was acquired in the Jaime Schultz trade — had his best outing of the season, striking out eight in seven, one-hit innings. He was in line for the win after Jake Palomaki’s RBI single made it a 1-0 game in the top of the eighth, but the Chiefs scored twice off Nick Sprengel in the bottom half of the inning to go ahead.

SS Wander Franco: 0-for-4, 1 K (.908)

RHP Caleb Sampen: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K (3.76)


Saturday’s games (probables courtesy of

Durham vs. Gwinnett 6:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Sean Newcomb (2-1, 2.41)

Montgomery vs. Mobile 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Brendan McKay (0-0, 2.41) vs. Luis Madero (0-1, 11.25)

Charlotte vs. Jupiter 6 p.m. ET (radio stream)
Tobias Myers (0-1, 4.09) vs. TBA

Bowling Green @ Peoria 7:35 p.m. ET (radio stream)
Shane McClanahan (1-3, 4.71) vs. Alvaro Seijas (1-2, 2.79)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Gwinnett Stripers (Atlanta)
16-12 (1st in IL South)
Offense: 142 R (4th) .850 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 4.52 ERA (4th) 1.29 WHIP (1st)
Top-30 prospects: 3B Austin Riley (1), RHP Kyle Wright (4), RHP Bryse Wilson (6), LHP Luiz Gohara (10), LHP Kolby Allard (14), C Alex Jackson (23)

Mobile BayBears (Angels)
12-15 (4th in SL South)
Offense: 69 R (10th) .581 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.76 ERA (7th) 1.35 WHIP (6th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Jo Adell (1), OF Brandon Marsh (3), 2B Jahmai Jones (5), LHP Patrick Sandoval (12), C Jack Kruger (17), RHP Jeremy Beasley (20)

Jupiter Hammerheads (Miami)
8-18 (6th in FSL South)
Offense: 66 R (12th) .544 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 3.54 ERA (7th) 1.34 WHIP (9th)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Sixto Sanchez (1), OF Victor Victor Mesa (2), RHP Edward Cabrera (8), SS Jose Devers (11), LHP Trevor Rogers (12), LHP Braxton Garrett (13), RHP Jordan Holloway (16), 3B James Nelson (20), LHP Will Stewart (21), 2B Riley Mahan (30)

Peoria Chiefs (St. Louis)
12-13 (5th in MWL West)
Offense: 107 R (9th) .753 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 4.70 ERA (14th) 1.40 WHIP (10th)
Top-30 prospects: 3B Nolan Gorman (4), C Ivan Herrera (21), OF Leandro Cedeno (28)

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