Senzel to make season debut Tuesday

Out since March 25, top Reds prospect will join Louisville

Top Reds prospect Nick Senzel played in extended spring training games this week in Arizona. (Freek Bouw/Phrake Photography)

By Joe Bloss | April 21, 2019 10:27 PM ET

Out with an ankle injury since March 25, top Reds prospect Nick Senzel will report to the Triple-A Louisville and make his season debut on Tuesday night.

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Escobar's five hits pace Knights' barrage

Former AL All-Star has three doubles, hit streak reaches seven

Alcides Escobar is batting .393, fifth highest in the International League. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Duane Cross | April 21, 2019 6:27 PM ET

Chicago White Sox veteran Alcides Escobar had five hits, including three doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored as Triple-A Charlotte routed Norfolk on Sunday.

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Keller puts six zeros on board for Indy

Pittsburgh's top prospect allows two hits while striking out eight

Mitch Keller has whiffed 18 batters over 20 innings in the International League this year. (Dave Wegiel/MiLB.com)

By Brian Stultz | April 21, 2019 4:59 PM ET

Top Pittsburgh prospect Mitch Keller allowed two hits and struck out eight over six scoreless innings as Triple-A Indianapolis defeated Louisville, 2-1, in 11 innings Sunday.

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Mountcastle stays hot across Tides twinbill

Orioles No. 2 prospect finishes day with four hits, five RBIs

Ryan Mountcastle leads the International League with 17 RBIs in 17 games for Norfolk. (Scott Sears/Norfolk Tides)

By Rob Terranova | April 21, 2019 1:01 AM ET

Orioles No. 2 prospect Ryan Mountcastle went 4-for-6 with a homer, double and five RBIs for Triple-A Norfolk as it split a doubleheader with Charlotte on Saturday.

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Lindor shines in Triple-A rehab assignment

Cleveland shortstop falls triple short of cycle, scores three times

Francisco Lindor set a franchise record with nine leadoff home runs for the Indians last season. (David Monseur/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | April 18, 2019 10:52 PM ET

Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor fell a triple short of the cycle in his rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus as the Clippers topped the Louisville Bats, 8-5.

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'Almost Yankees' chronicles Columbus club

Debut author Herman explores the life and times of 1981 Clippers

J. David Herman's "Almost Yankees," detailing the 1981 Columbus Clippers, was inspired in part by his relationship with his father.

By Benjamin Hill | April 18, 2019 10:31 AM ET

J. David Herman's "Almost Yankees," takes a multi-faceted look at the 1981 Columbus Clippers. They just may be "the greatest team you've never heard of."

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Vlad Jr. crushes mammoth homer for Buffalo

Top Jays prospects Guerrero, Bichette deliver four hits, four RBIs

Since the start of the 2018 season, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has touched them all after going yard 22 times. (Buffalo Bisons)

By Andrew Battifarano | April 17, 2019 9:55 PM ET

MLB.com's top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. blasted a 441-foot long ball, but the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons fell to Pawtucket, 11-8, on Wednesday night.

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Tribe's Reynolds makes grand statement

Pirates No. 8 prospect hits go-ahead slam, plates five runs

Bryan Reynolds ranks among the International League leaders in seven offensive categories. (Adam Pintar/Indianapolis Indians)

By Rob Terranova | April 17, 2019 5:36 PM ET

Pirates No. 8 prospect Bryan Reynolds clubbed a grand slam, singled, walked and drove in five runs Wednesday to lift Triple-A Indianapolis to an 8-7 victory over Toledo.

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IL notes: CarGo, Gio back on buses

Major League veterans start season in International League

Gio Gonzalez was a Minor League midseason All-Star each year from 2005-07. (Michael Majewski)

By John Wagner | April 15, 2019 10:35 AM ET

Veterans Carlos Gonzalez and Gio Gonzalez were back in the International League to start the season, sharing their experience with younger players in Columbus and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Vlad Jr. logs three hits, impresses Gio

Top Blue Jays prospect batting .500 since return to Triple-A

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is hitting .360/.448/.560 with six RBIs in seven games across two levels this season. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

By Joe Bloss | April 14, 2019 9:41 PM ET

Top Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. posted his first three-hit game of the season in Triple-A Buffalo's 9-5 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, driving in one run and scoring another.

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