Hot-hitting Arroyo heads to San Francisco

Club's No. 2 prospect making Major League debut vs. Dodgers

By Chris Tripodi | April 24, 2017 7:12 PM ET

Giants No. 2 prospect Christian Arroyo joined the team for his big league debut Monday, playing third base and batting sixth against the Dodgers.

Chris Tripodi is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @christripodi. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Aro, Delabar, Fernandez suspended by MLB

Veteran Major Leaguers banned for violating MiLB's drug program

By Danny Wild | April 24, 2017 5:23 PM ET

Veteran right-handers Jonathan Aro and Steve Delabar were suspended on Monday along with free agent pitcher Jeffry Fernandez after each violated Minor League Baseball's drug program.

Danny Wild is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow his MLBlog column, Minoring in Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Chavis brings power to Players of the Week

No. 10 Red Sox prospect homers five times in return to Salem

By Sam Dykstra | April 24, 2017 4:44 PM ET

Red Sox No. 10 prospect Michael Chavis hit five homers, including three in one game, for Class A Advanced Salem to highlight the latest Minor League Offensive Players of the Week.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Mahle's perfecto highlights Pitchers of the Week

Pensacola righty claims Southern League honor after historic start

By Danny Wild | April 24, 2017 4:44 PM ET

Reds prospect Tyler Mahle, who picked up two wins for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos last week, won Southern League Pitcher of the Week after becoming the first player since 1970 to throw a nine-inning perfect game in the Double-A circuit.

Danny Wild is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow his MLBlog column, Minoring in Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Prospect Roundup: Games of April 23

Perkins walks off twice for Suns; Alford's strong start continues

By Sam Dykstra | April 24, 2017 12:24 PM ET

Washington Nationals No. 16 prospect Blake Perkins walked off in both ends of Hagerstown's doubleheader Sunday, while Toronto Blue Jays No. 3 prospect Anthony Alford continued his strong start to 2017.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Cal notes: New year brings new, smaller format

League ready for long-term stability after two-team contraction

By Josh Jackson | April 24, 2017 10:54 AM ET

Fielding eight teams for the first time since 1985, the California League is in a period of transition. League president Charlie Blaney says it's all in the name of long-term stability.

Josh Jackson is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @JoshJacksonMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Mobile's Fasano lines them up, inks them down

BayBears manager, a self-taught calligraphist, makes art every day

By Benjamin Hill | April 24, 2017 10:17 AM ET

Sal Fasano, manager of the Los Angeles Angels' Double-A affiliate, the Mobile BayBears, writes out his lineup cards in calligraphy while listening to heavy metal music.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter @bensbiz. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Arroyo's fourth hit gives River Cats a win

No. 2 Giants prospect raises PCL-leading average to .446

By Josh Jackson | April 23, 2017 11:20 PM ET

Giants No. 2 prospect Christian Arroyo capped a 4-for-6 day with the walk-off hit in Triple-A Sacramento's 7-6, 10-inning win over Las Vegas on Sunday.

Josh Jackson is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @JoshJacksonMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Smith rattles two homers for Quakes

No. 14 Dodgers prospect goes deep twice, drives in pro-best four

By Michael Avallone | April 23, 2017 10:36 PM ET

Dodgers catching prospect Will Smith drove in a career-high four runs to lead Rancho Cucamonga past Inland Empire, 11-5, on Sunday afternoon.

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Cordell perfect at dish to pace Sky Sox win

16th-ranked Brewers prospect goes 4-for-4 with homer, double

By Josh Jackson | April 23, 2017 10:30 PM ET

Brewers No. 16 prospect Ryan Cordell went 4-for-4 with a homer and a double in Triple-A Colorado Springs' 6-5 win over visiting Nashville on Sunday.

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