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Minor Matters: Davis, Amezaga, Collier

Keeping track of the day's minor moves, including a 50-game suspension.

  • The Baltimore Orioles outrighted infielder Blake Davis to Class Triple-A Norfolk, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN SPORTS. The news comes less than two days after Davis was designated for assignmentBlake Davis spent most of the year in Class Triple-A Norfolk, where he hit .280/.323/.384 with 5 homers in 252 plate appearances.
  • The Florida Marlins released second baseman Alfredo Amezaga from the organization, according to the club's transactions page. Amezaga was designated for assignment two days ago. The second baseman hit .136/.208/.136 in only 49 plate appearances this season.
  • Philadelphia Phillies minor leaguer Zach Collier suspended 50 games for testing positive for an amphetamine, according to's Todd Zolecki. The 20-year-old Collier was taken in the first round of the 2008 Amateur draft, but has struggled as a pro. He's hitting .255/.328/.349 in the South Atlantic League this season with only 1 home run, but has swiped 35 bases.