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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Honeywell reportedly out for season

Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Brent Honeywell reportedly broke his elbow.

MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin has the most thorough report on Brent Honeywell’s injury. While throwing a bullpen, he broke a bone in his elbow. During the surgery Monday, Dr. James Andrews will check on the ligament repaired in last season’s surgery.

This is obviously devastating for Honeywell. It’s consecutive missed seasons for a pitcher who otherwise may have been an established big leaguer by now. The team will have more information on his recovery timeline after the surgery on Monday, June 10th.

Here are some other notes from the Rays minor leagues this morning:

Triple-A Durham Bulls (34-26)

Durham’s game was postponed.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (37-24)

Montgomery fell to Jacksonville, 8-2. Jesus Sanchez homered in the fourth, and Kevin Padlo’s sacrifice fly in the sixth cut the Biscuits’ deficit to 3-2, but the Jumbo Shrimp closed the game with five unanswered runs. Riley O’Brien allowed three runs — two earned — in five innings.

CF Josh Lowe: 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K (.764)
RF Jesus Sanchez: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K (.821)

RHP Riley O’Brien: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 3 K (4.58)

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (32-30)

Ronaldo Hernandez homered in Charlotte’s 5-2 win over Palm Beach. In the first inning, his two-run homer gave the Stone Crabs a 2-0 lead. It was his fifth home run of the season. Carl Chester drove in the other three runs. He hit an RBI groundout in the fourth and a two-run double in the eighth. Tommy Romero allowed a run in six innings.

SS Taylor Walls: 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB (.775)
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K (.695)
LF Moises Gomez: 1-for-4, 1 K (.686)

RHP Tommy Romero: 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K (2.47)

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (34-26)

Bowling Green’s game was postponed.


Sunday’s games (probables courtesy of

Durham @ Gwinnett 1:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)

Montgomery @ Jacksonville 3:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Sam McWilliams (4-2, 2.26) vs. Cody Poteet (3-3, 2.67)

Charlotte @ Palm Beach 1 p.m. ET (radio stream)
Michael Plassmeyer (2-2, 2.54) vs. Perry DellaValle (2-3, 2.29)

Bowling Green vs. West Michigan 1:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Matthew Liberatore (3-0, 3.00) vs. Chance Kirby (1-2, 5.12)
Shane Baz (2-0, 1.44) vs. Gio Arriera (2-3, 6.98)

Both games will be seven innings.

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Gwinnett Stripers (Atlanta)
35-25 (1st in IL South)
Offense: 339 R (1st) .844 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 4.18 ERA (1st) 1.32 WHIP (1st)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Kyle Wright (4), RHP Bryse Wilson (6), LHP Luiz Gohara (10), RHP Patrick Weigel (13), LHP Kolby Allard (14), RHP Huascar Ynoa (19), RHP Chad Sobotka (22), C Alex Jackson (23), RHP Wes Parsons (24)

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Miami)
Offense: 172 R (10th) .594 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.43 ERA (6th) 1.22 WHIP (4th)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Sixto Sanchez (1), RHP Jorge Guzman (7), OF Brian Miller (14), RHP Jordan Yamamoto (18), RHP Robert Dugger (22), SS Joe Dunand (23), SS Bryson Brigman (26)

Palm Beach Cardinals
34-27 (T-2nd in FSL South)
Offense: 221 R (10th) .666 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 2.58 ERA (1st) 1.17 WHIP (1st)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Griffin Roberts (18), 1B Luken Baker (23)

West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit)
Offense: 254 R (9th) .671 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 4.49 ERA (14th) 1.47 WHIP (14th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Parker Meadows (7), SS Wenceel Perez (11), C Sam McMillan (27), RHP Wilkel Hernandez (30)

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