Mariners' Gamboa suspended for nandrolone

Infield prospect handed 56-game ban after positive drug test

By Danny Wild | April 28, 2017 5:15 PM ET

Mariners Minor League third baseman Miguel Gamboa was suspended for 56 games on Friday after testing positive for a steroid.

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Prospect Roundup: Games of April 27

Mets' Lindsay breaks out; Mahle follows up perfecto with gem

By Sam Dykstra | April 28, 2017 12:27 PM ET

New York Mets No. 5 prospect Desmond Lindsay hit his first homer of 2017 and drove in five runs for Class A Columbia, while Cincinnati Reds No. 10 prospect Tyler Mahle followed up his perfect game with another gem for Double-A Pensacola.

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Toolshed: Harrison finally finding his groove

Brewers No. 22 prospect thriving after two injury-riddled seasons

By Sam Dykstra | April 28, 2017 11:02 AM ET

Milwaukee Brewers No. 22 prospect Monte Harrison's first two full seasons were marred by struggles and injuries. Now he's thriving with the Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

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SAL notes: Rockies' Welker making waves

Tourists third baseman drawing comparisons to Nolan Arenado

By Bill Ballew | April 28, 2017 10:08 AM ET

Asheville Tourists third baseman Colton Welker has heard for the past couple of years from a handful of scouts that his abilities are reminiscent of perennial Gold Glover Nolan Arenado.

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On the Road: Frisco's Ambassador of Fun

Michael 'Grubes' Gruber evolves into unlikely ballpark celebrity

By Benjamin Hill | April 28, 2017 10:08 AM ET

While visiting the Frisco RoughRiders' Dr Pepper Ballpark, Ben Hill spoke with the team's "Ambassador of Fun," Michael "Grubes" Gruber.

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Dodgers' Alvarez takes another step forward

Righty fans seven in four frames in longest outing for Quakes

By Tyler Maun | April 28, 2017 3:25 AM ET

Yadier Alvarez, the Dodgers' No. 2 prospect, struck out seven and allowed two hits over four shutout innings as Rancho Cucamonga fell to San Jose, 5-2.

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Barons' Jones continues defensive clinic

White Sox center fielder adds another gem to his highlight reel

By Michael Leboff | April 28, 2017 2:39 AM ET

Chicago White Sox prospect Hunter Jones made another dazzling catch in center field in the Birmingham Barons' 5-3 victory over the Montgomery Biscuits.

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Jimenez remains untouchable for Shorebirds

Orioles righty extends hitless-inning streak to nine in first start

By Gerard Gilberto | April 28, 2017 2:08 AM ET

Francisco Jimenez did not allow a hit in six innings for Class A Delmarva in a 2-1 victory against Charleston in 13 innings.

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Bulls' Leonard collects career-high five hits

Rays infielder falls triple shy of cycle, but raises average to .413

By Alex Kraft | April 28, 2017 1:47 AM ET

Tampa Bay Rays infielder Patrick Leonard scored four runs and came within a triple of the cycle as Triple-A Durham thumped Syracuse, 13-3.

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Happ powers Iowa with second grand slam

No. 2 Cubs prospect matches career high with five RBIs in rally

By Tyler Maun | April 28, 2017 1:22 AM ET

Ian Happ, the Cubs' No. 2 prospect, belted a grand slam and matched a career high with five RBIs as Triple-A Iowa rallied to beat Colorado Springs, 9-7.

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