Michael Shawaryn, the team's 12th-ranked prospect, is making an impression in Class A. After going at least five innings in each of three starts, he turned in the longest outing of his career last weekend with six one-hit innings in Greenville's 4-1 win over Augusta. Shawaryn took a no-hitter into the sixth. He issued two walks and struck out five.
Red Sox minor leaguer Kevin Steen was in critical condition at a Florida hospital after his SUV was hit head-on in a deadly crash near Fort Myers last week. Steen, 20, was hit by another driver who veered off and crashed into Steen's white Cadillac Escalade just before midnight. The other driver died at the scene.
Rafael Devers, the team's No. 2 prospect, had been mired in a 2-for-23 slump. He broke out of it impressively Tuesday in Hartford by going 5-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and four runs scored in Class AA Portland's 12-11 win over the Yard Goats.
Dustin Fowler, the Yankees' No. 8 prospect, belted a walk-off home run to finish off his first career cycle and the first five-hit game of his career as Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre knocked off Indianapolis 7-6 in 11 innings last Sunday.
The team's top prospect, shortstop Gleyber Torres, came of the disabled list with a bang last week. Torres went 3-for-4 with his first Class AA homer and tied his career high with four RBI to lead Trenton past visiting Erie. He fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, scored twice and stole a base in his second game since returning from the seven-day disabled list. Torres got off to a quick start in his first Class AA season, but a bout with right rotator cuff tendinitis shelved him for nine games and contributed to a recent slump.
Both Wilmer Flores and Brandon Nimmo spent time rehabbing last week with the Mets' Class A team in St. Lucie, Fla. Flores is returning from a right knee infection, and Nimmo had spent much of April on the disabled list with a right hamstring injury sustained while playing for Team Italy at the World Baseball Classic.
Tim Tebow, the former Heisman winner with the Columbia Fireflies of the Class A South Atlantic League, went 2-for-4 on Friday to raise his average to .244. Tebow, who hit a two-run homer in his first minor league at-bat, has been a huge fan draw and has been packing ballparks.
Righthander Tyler Pill allowed two hits over seven scoreless innings last Sunday as Triple A Las Vegas held on for a 2-1 win over Albuquerque. It was Pill's fifth consecutive start without giving up an earned run to begin the season, a stretch that spanned 291/3 innings and included two appearances for Class AA Binghamton.
Starting pitcher Casey Coleman had his contract purchased by the Houston Astros organization. "Casey came here and pitched very well in his two starts for us," said Bees Manager Stan Cliburn. "We wish him the absolute best with the Astros organization." Coleman, 29, made two starts for New Britain, going 0-1 with a 2.61 earned run average. Coleman's father and grandfather, both named Joe, each played multiple seasons in the majors.
On the day the Washington Nationals scored 23 runs with 23 hits against the Mets, the Class A Hagerstown Suns collected 30 hits — a South Atlantic League record — that helped them score 22 runs in a romp of the Lexington Legends. Carter Kieboom had five hits, three of them homers.
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