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Florida lefty A.J. Puk is projected to be selected by the Phillies in the first round of the draft in MLB.com's latest mock:
Puk hasn't had much success with the Gators this spring, pitching to a 2.93 ERA over 58.1 innings. His 1.17 WHIP is the lowest of his three seasons with Florida, but he is striking out fewer batters per nine innings this season compared to his 2.97 mark in 2015.
Yu Darvish might be making his season debut next weekend:
Julio Urias could be joining the Dodgers soon:
Dave Roberts said he hasn't asked the FO to send him Julio Urias. He said he hasn't asked because there's no reason. They know he wants him.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) May 22, 2016
Tampa Bay was forced to make a roster move:
#Rays make it official, Mahtook will be called up Sunday to replace injured Kiermaier— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 22, 2016
Steve Delabar is out of a roster spot with the Reds:
Jumbo Diaz & Keyvius Sampson optioned. Delabar DFA'd— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) May 21, 2016
Minnesota is committed to General Manager Terry Ryan, according to Mike Berardino of Pioneer Press:
According to a high-ranking Twins official, ownership remains “100 percent committed to Terry Ryan” in his current role. Ryan, 62, has no intention of stepping aside.
Jason Heyward won't be placed on the DL:
Heyward MRI showed contusion. Timeline considered 3-5 days. No DL. But Szczur to be activated and available today. Ramirez DFA.— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) May 21, 2016
Milwaukee's bullpen should be more productive in June:
Craig Counsell said if all goes well in Will Smith’s minor-league rehab, should be back in #Brewers bullpen 1st week of June. Not far away.— Tom (@Haudricourt) May 21, 2016
Jorge De La Rosa will return Tuesday:
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