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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Honeywell shut down, per report

Brent Honeywell’s return from Tommy John surgery has not been smooth.

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MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Brent Honeywell #21 of the Tampa Bay Rays and the U.S. Team delivers the pitch against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park on July 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times had the report:

There was some good news elsewhere in the organization, however:

I thought Shane Baz would start with with Bowling Green, so it’s good to see him earn the assignment there a month into the season.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (17-14)

Durham came back to earn a 4-3 win over Lehigh Valley. The IronPigs scored twice to go ahead 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth, but in the top of the seventh, an error allowed two Bulls runs to score. An inning later, Nathan Lukes homered to return the lead to Durham. Ricardo Pinto threw three scoreless innings, and Ryan Merritt allowed three runs in four innings.

LF Nick Solak: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 K (.782)
RF Jake Smolinski: 2-for-4, 1 BB, 1 SB (.673)
3B Kean Wong: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB (.981)
CF Nathan Lukes: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K (.687)

RHP Ricardo Pinto: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (2.16)

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (19-12)

Riley O’Brien made his Double-A debut in Montgomery’s 6-2 loss to Biloxi. After some strong work with Charlotte to start the season, the righty was promoted. He threw a scoreless first, but the Shuckers scored three in the second. He finished with five strikeouts and was charged with four runs in 4 13 innings.

CF Josh Lowe: 0-for-3, 1 BB (.836)
DH Brendan McKay: 0-for-4, 2 K (.411)
2B Miles Mastrobuoni: 2-for-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB (1.034)
1B Dalton Kelly: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K (.844)

RHP Riley O’Brien: 4 13 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (8.31)

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (15-17)

Charlotte allowed runs early and late in a 9-7 loss to Fort Myers. A pair of Miracle home runs in the first gave them a 3-0 lead, and they led 5-0 through 1 12 innings. A pair of RBI singles in the bottom of the second plus a Garrett Whitley homer in the fourth made it a 5-4 game, but Fort Myers scored the next four runs to extend its lead. Jhonleider Salinas and Brian Shaffer each allowed three earned runs.

RF Moises Gomez: 2-for-5, 1 2B, 2 K (.753)
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 K (.483)
DH Tanner Dodson: 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 K (.500)
LF Garrett Whitley: 2-for-4, 3 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI (.784)

RHP Jhonleider Salinas: 1 23 IP, 6 H, 5 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 2 K (4.42)

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (18-14)

Joe Ryan was sharp in Bowling Green’s 4-3 win over Burlington. For the second time this season, the 2018 seventh-round pick struck out double digits, this time punching out 11 in six scoreless innings. He didn’t walk anyone and gave up just two hits. The Hot Rods broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run eighth that included Ford Proctor’s solo home run.

SS Wander Franco: 0-for-4, 1 K (.873)
2B Ford Proctor: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K (.677)
CF Grant Witherspoon: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K (.793)

RHP Joe Ryan: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K (2.93)

Bowling Green’s site offers this recap.


Wednesday’s games (probables courtesy of

Durham @ Lehigh Valley 10:35 a.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. JoJo Romero (2-1, 6.94)

Montgomery @ Biloxi 11:35 a.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Sam McWilliams (1-0, 3.44) vs. TBA

Charlotte @ Fort Myers 6:30 p.m. ET (radio stream)
TBA vs. Jhoan Duran (0-3, 4.03)

Bowling Green vs. Burlington 11:35 a.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Shane Baz (0-0, -.--) vs. Robinson Pina (2-2, 2.05)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia)
19-11 (1st in IL North)
Offense: 166 R (4th) .844 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.99 ERA (1st) 1.38 WHIP (4th)
Top-30 prospects: LHP JoJo Romero (5), RHP Enyel De Los Santos (6), LHP Ranger Suarez (8), LHP Kyle Dohy (15), LHP Cole Irvin (19), C Deivy Grullon (30)

Biloxi Shuckers (Milwaukee)
16-16 (3rd in SL South)
Offense: 128 R (6th) .705 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 4.37 ERA (9th) 1.32 WHIP (7th)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Trey Supak (11), RHP Marcos Diplan (20), RHP Cody Ponce (27), OF Trent Grisham (28), C Alexander Alvarez, 3B Patrick Leonard

Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota)
21-11 (1st in FSL South)
Offense: 105 R (9th) .673 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 2.83 ERA (4th) 1.22 WHIP (5th)
Top-30 prospects: SS Royce Lewis (1), OF Trevor Larnach (5), RHP Jhoan Duran (7), C Ryan Jeffers (9), IF Jose Miranda (13), OF Akil Baddoo (19), RHP Jordan Balazovic (20), C Ben Rortvedt (22), 2B Michael Helman (27), OF Aaron Whitefield (28)

Burlington Bees (Angels)
19-13 (2nd in MWL West)
Offense: 109 R (13th) .634 OPS (15th)
Pitching: 2.68 ERA (2nd) 1.31 WHIP (5th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Jordyn Adams (7), RHP Jose Soriano (10), 3B Kevin Maitan (21), SS Livan Soto (25), RHP John Swanda (29)

Daily news and links

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