Kyle McPherson Struggles, Hit With Two Line Drives; Santos Update

Kyle McPherson started the season on the disabled list after suffering right shoulder inflammation during spring training. The right-hander, who was slated to join Triple-A in 2012, instead was sent to Double-A after finally getting healthy in June. In his first three starts last month, McPherson struggled, posting a 4.76 ERA in those outings. He has been working to get back on track in July, allowing nine earned over 21.1 innings...

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Adalberto Santos Making Most of Opportunity

Outfielder Adalberto Santos made the jump to Double-A Altoona to start the 2012 season, after a solid year at High-A Bradenton last year. The outfielder had a .316/.398/.477 line in his two year career since being drafted in the 22nd round in 2010. “Just with all the preparation, BP, getting work in the cages, doing my work everyday is translating on the field,” Santos said. “Everything has been going good so...

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Prospect Notebook: Alderson Needs to Earn Rotation Spot

On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted right-handed pitcher Tim Alderson from Altoona to Indianapolis. The move was made due to a combination of promotions and injuries that left Indianapolis short on pitchers. The Pirates promoted Brad Lincoln to the majors, and Shairon Martis went on the disabled list in Triple-A, forcing the need for two pitchers to be promoted. The Pirates filled that need with Alderson and left-handed...

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Lorin, Offense Lead Marauders To 10-0 Win

The Bradenton Marauders had a great all around win against the St. Lucie Mets tonight, with starting pitcher Brett Lorin throwing six shutout innings, and the offense scoring eight runs and chasing top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler early.  Bradenton won 10-0, evening the series against the Mets at 1-1. Brett Lorin set the tone for the Marauders on the mound.  After a one out double in the first, Lorin retired his next 14 batters.  He...

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The Bradenton Marauders Offense – Is it the park or the players?

As we head into the final week of minor league baseball, the Bradenton Marauders hitters are comfortably leading the Florida State League in both batting average and OPS. They are also leading the league in runs scored and 3rd in homers. What I’m wondering though is if McKechnie Field is assisting in this offensive outburst or if the Marauders just have a great group of talented hitters.

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