Report: Rays' McKay headed to Triple-A

Baseball's No. 29 prospect posted 1.30 ERA over 41 2/3 frames

Brendan McKay leads the Southern League with a 1.30 ERA, an 0.82 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | May 24, 2019 1:07 AM ET

Brendan McKay is expected to head to the International League and start for the Durham Bulls on Tuesday after posting a 1.30 ERA over 41 2/3 innings for the Montgomery Biscuits.

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Biscuits' McKay keeps cruising out of 'pen

Rays No. 3 prospect allows two hits, fans nine over six frames

Brendan McKay has allowed just one earned run in his last seven outings in the Southern League. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Chris Bumbaca | May 22, 2019 10:59 PM ET

Tampa Bay Rays No. 3 prospect Brendan McKay allowed two hits and fanned nine over six scoreless innings in Double-A Montgomery's 3-0 victory over Jackson on Wednesday.

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Hernandez hits stride with Stone Crabs

Rays No. 7 prospect homers, ties season high with four RBIs

Ronaldo Hernandez has lifted his average 63 points since the start of May with a .327 average. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | May 20, 2019 10:25 PM ET

Tampa Bay Rays No. 7 prospect Ronaldo Hernandez homered and tied a season high with four RBIs to help lead Class A Advanced Charlotte past Jupiter, 15-3, on Monday.

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Southern notes: Rays' Fleming on the rise

Former Division III standout making his mark with Montgomery

Josh Fleming is 4-2 with a 2.70 ERA in seven Double-A appearances, striking out 37 and walking five in 43 1/3 frames. (Montgomery Biscuits)

By Brian Lester | May 16, 2019 10:19 AM ET

Left-hander Josh Fleming thrived at a small Missouri college before being selected in the fifth round in 2017 by the Rays. The Biscuits starter has been surpassing expectations ever since.

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Liberatore revs engine in Hot Rods debut

Rays No. 5 prospect tosses five scoreless innings in first start

Matthew Liberatore has 41 strikeouts over 37 2/3 innings in 10 Minor League starts. (Steve Roberts/Bowling Green Hot Rods)

By Sam Dykstra | May 15, 2019 6:49 PM ET

Rays No. 5 prospect Matthew Liberatore scattered four hits and struck out four over five innings in his season debut as Class A Bowling Green steamrolled to a 17-0 win over South Bend.

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O'Brien rebounds with stellar start for Biscuits

Rays prospect allows one hit over six shutout frames, fans 10

Riley O'Brien posted a 1.59 ERA and struck out 35 while walking 15 over 34 innings in six Florida State League outings this season. (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)

By Rob Terranova | May 13, 2019 4:16 PM ET

Rays prospect Riley O'Brien turned in the best performance of his career Monday, allowing a hit and two walks while striking out a career-high 10 over six frames as Double-A Montgomery blanked Mississippi, 5-0.

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McKay cooks up five more zeros

Rays No. 7 prospect K's seven, takes Southern League lead

Brendan McKay has racked up 171 strikeouts over 128 innings since turning pro. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | May 10, 2019 9:56 PM ET

Rays No. 3 prospect Brendan McKay struck out seven over five innings, pitching Double-A Montgomery to a 2-0 victory over Biloxi in the first game of Friday's doubleheader.

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Sampen hurls one-hit gem for Hot Rods

Rays prospect fans eight over career-high seven innings

Caleb Sampen has totaled 17 strikeouts over 13 innings in his last two starts. (Steve Roberts/Bowling Green Hot Rods)

By Duane Cross | May 3, 2019 11:52 PM ET

Rays prospect Caleb Sampen allowed one hit and struck out eight over a career-high seven scoreless innings before Class A Bowling Green dropped a 2-1 decision to Peoria on Friday night.

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Biscuits whip up club's first triple play

Rays' Padlo, Gray, Kelly go around the horn in fifth inning of win

Tristan Gray helped complete the circuit's first triple play since Montgomery was victimized by Chattanooga last May. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Shlomo Sprung | May 1, 2019 10:39 PM ET

Kevin Padlo, Tampa Bay Rays No. 28 prospect Tristan Gray and Dalton Kelly turned the 5-4-3 triple play in Double-A Montgomery's 3-1 victory over Mobile.

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Rays' Franco picks up Player of the Week

No. 12 overall prospect streaks his way to Midwest League honor

Wander Franco, who turned 18 in March, has earned three Player of the Week awards since last July. (Bowling Green Hot Rods)

By Danny Wild | April 29, 2019 2:49 PM ET

A lengthy hitting streak and three of homers were more than enough to earn Wander Franco some recognition on Monday. The Rays' No. 1 prospect was voted Midwest League Player of the Week after he tore up the circuit with a 12-game streak that ended on April 28.

Danny Wild is an editor for MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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