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Lost in the hullabaloo over Carlos Correa‘s multi-homer game was the professional debut of Brewers prospect Victor Roache. Injuries had prevented Roache, taken with the 28th overall selection in 2012, from seeing the field until Sunday and the former NCAA home run champ, wasted little time in making his initial trot around the bases, homering in his first trip to the plate. MILB.com has the story.
One of the bigger stories in baseball has been the Detroit Tigers and their lack of an established closer. After Bruce Rondon failed to secure the job in Spring Training, the Tigers inked veteran Jose Valverde to a minor league deal. Valverde has moved to from extended Spring Training to High-A Lakeland and TigsTown recaps (free content) the second of back-to-back outings for the Big Potato. Motor City Bengals is not impressed with Valverde thus far. Next stop for Valverde is sure to be a promotion to Triple-A Toledo where he’ll try to prove he can still get it done at the back-end of games.
Right hander Allen Webster (number 86 on our top prospect list) was recalled by the Boston Red Sox and made his big league debut on Sunday and pitched pretty well. Webster allowed three runs (two earned) over six innings and struck out five. Kansas City did touch him up for a pair of home runs, but Webster was in line for the victory until the Boston bullpen lost the lead. BoSox Injection has the details of Webster’s debut.
There is lots of chatter about Miguel Sano getting tossed for taunting after a long home run during Sunday’s Ft. Myers win over Palm Beach. 1500ESPN passes along the details, as seen by Miracle play-by-play voice Brice Zimmerman. Zimmerman details a pitch that sailed behind the head of Minnesota’s top prospect. Three offerings later, Sano belted a blast that cleared the fence and the slugger stopped to admire his feat before pumping his fist in the direction of the Cardinals’ dugout. That was enough for the home plate umpire., who ran Sano for taunting. For what it’s worth, Zimmerman noted that he’s yet to see any attitude problems from Sano.