Braves' De La Cruz deals five one-hit frames

No. 14 prospect faces one over minimum in abbreviated outing

Jasseel De La Cruz is 7-9 with a 3.35 ERA in 22 games, including 22 starts, across three levels this season. (Ed Gardner/MiLB.com)

By Chris Tripodi | August 14, 2019 7:25 PM ET

Braves No. 14 prospect Jasseel De La Cruz faced one batter over the minimum in an abbreviated outing for Double-A Mississippi as the 22-year-old right-hander allowed one hit over five scoreless innings.

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SL Weekly Awards: August 5-11

Varsho and Castano Capture SL Weekly Honors

August 12, 2019 11:53 AM ET

MARIETTA, GA - The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs are excited to announce that Jackson Generals catcher Daulton Varsho has been named the league's Player of the Week, and Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp left-handed pitcher Daniel Castano has been named Pitcher of the Week.

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Guzman dominates again for Jumbo Shrimp

Marlins No. 17 prospect fans career-high 13 in six no-hit frames

Jorge Guzman is unscored upon in three of his last five starts for Jacksonville. (Ed Gardner/MiLB.com)

By Duane Cross | August 9, 2019 10:26 PM ET

Marlins No. 17 prospect Jorge Guzman tossed six hitless innings and recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts as Double-A Jacksonville held on for a 2-1 win over Mississippi on Friday.

Duane Cross is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @DuaneCrossMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Smokies turn first triple play since 2009

Tennessee escapes sixth-inning jam with feat against Biloxi

Tyler Payne joined Double-A Tennessee on July 30 after starting his season in the Carolina League. (Tennessee Smokies)

By Tyler Maun | August 8, 2019 11:15 PM ET

The Chicago Cubs' Double-A affiliate Tennessee turned its first triple play in over a decade, wriggling out of trouble in the sixth inning before falling to Biloxi, 7-4.

Tyler Maun is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylerMaun. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Southern notes: Hoerner handles pressure

Top Cubs prospect looking to finish season strong with Smokies

Sidelined for two months by an injury, Nico Hoerner is hitting .261 with three homers in 48 games for the Smokies. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

By Brian Lester | August 8, 2019 11:35 AM ET

Nico Hoerner may be the Cubs' No. 1 prospect, but the shortstop doesn't put much thought into being in the spotlight as he rolls through his first season with Double-A Tennessee.

Brian Lester is a contributor to 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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Sanders Named BC® Reliever of the Month

Biscuits Bullpen Arm Converted Six Saves and Struck Out 16

August 6, 2019 1:28 PM ET

MARIETTA, GA - The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs are proud to announce that Montgomery Biscuits RHP Phoenix Sanders has been named the BC® Relief Pitcher of the Month for July. Sanders is the second straight Biscuits bullpen arm to win the award.

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File runs scoreless streak to 19 innings

Brewers righty allows three hits over seven frames for Shuckers

Southern League hitters are batting .222 this season against Dylan File. (Michael Krebs/MiLB.com)

By Shlomo Sprung | August 6, 2019 12:47 AM ET

Milwaukee Brewers righty Dylan File scattered three hits and a walk while striking out five over seven frames in Double-A Biloxi's 2-0 win over Jacksonville.

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Stephenson stays hot at plate behind India

Reds No. 7 prospect delivers third three-hit night in four games

Tyler Stephenson has 15 hits -- five for extra bases -- in the last 10 games for the Lookouts. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Duane Cross | August 5, 2019 11:08 PM ET

Cincinnati Reds No. 7 prospect Tyler Stephenson had three hits for the third time in four games as Double-A Chattanooga fell to Montgomery, 9-4, on Monday night.

Duane Cross is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @DuaneCrossMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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SL Weekly Awards: July 29 - August 4

Gonzalez, Vargas Earn Player and Pitcher of the Week

August 5, 2019 11:49 AM ET

MARIETTA, GA - The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs are excited to announce that Birmingham Barons outfielder Luis González has been named the league's Player of the Week, and Jackson Generals pitcher Emilio Vargas has earned Pitcher of the Week honors.

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Shrimp's Sanchez puts up six more zeros

Miami's No. 1 prospect extends scoreless streak to 19 innings

Over his last five starts, Sixto Sanchez has allowed only three earned runs across 32 1/3 innings. (Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp)

By Duane Cross | August 4, 2019 7:41 PM ET

Top Marlins prospect Sixto Sanchez scattered five hits and two walks over six scoreless innings as the Double-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp downed Biloxi, 3-1.

Duane Cross is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @DuaneCrossMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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