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Who's hot

BRIAN ANDERSON (high-A Marlins) scored 3 runs on 8 hits (including a home run) and had 5 RBI to raise his batting average from .216 to .235.

ANDY FERGUSON (AAA Royals) earned a victory against Reno (AAA Diamondbacks) on May 23. He allowed 1 earned run off 4 hits with 3 walks and 10 strikeouts in 6 innings.

Who's not

CRAIG GENTRY (AAA Athletics) saw his batting average drop to .159 after getting 1 hit in the past 2 games with 2 runs scored.

JESS TODD (AAA Red Sox) suffered a loss May 26 against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA Yankees). He allowed 4 earned runs on 9 hits in 6 innings with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts.

News and notes

• There are still questions surrounding the injury that put pitcher Derrick Bleeker (A Orioles) on the disabled list last week. According to several reports, Bleeker left a game against Lakewood (A Phillies) on May 21 after throwing out a batter who attempted to reach on a bunt to lead off the ninth inning. Some reports indicated that Bleeker left because of forearm tightness, but others suggested Bleeker complained of elbow discomfort. He underwent an MRI on May 22, but Steve Melewski of Mid-Atlantic Sports Network said the results were inconclusive. A second MRI was done Tuesday, according to Melewski, but those results are not yet known.

• Pitcher Ryne Stanek (Arkansas Razorbacks) was promoted May 25 to Class AA Montgomery, Ala., from high-A Port Charlotte, Fla. Stanek went 4-2 with a 1.78 ERA in 9 appearances for the Stone Crabs and is likely to stay in Montgomery the rest of the season, according to radio announcer Aaron Vargas. "He's not just filling a spot," Vargas said. "Generally speaking, the Rays won't fill spots opened by injuries with prospects. They will rarely bring a prospect up a level then send him right back down. Since Stanek's a first-rounder, the Rays have every intention of keeping him in [Montgomery] for the rest of the year."

Around the horn

Outfielder Collin Radack (Hendrix) was promoted May 22 to high-A Palm Beach, Fla., from Class A Peoria, Ill., by the St. Louis Cardinals. Radack batted .293 with 2 home runs and 20 RBI in 37 games for the Chiefs and went 2 for 3 with 1 walk and 1 run scored Wednesday in his Palm Beach debut. ... Outfielder Jonathan Davis (high-A Blue Jays) was placed on the disabled list May 26 with an undisclosed injury. ... Outfielder Craig Gentry (AAA Athletics) was optioned to Nashville, Tenn., by Oakland on May 25. Gentry made one appearance for Oakland, going 0 for 3 against former Arkansas Razorbacks pitcher Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros on May 20. ... Second baseman Skyler Stromsmoe (AAA Giants) was assigned to Sacramento, Calif., on Friday after spending three weeks at the Giants' spring training facility in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... Pitcher Heath Wyatt (AAA Cardinals) was promoted May 24 to Memphis from Class AA Springfield, Mo. Wyatt went 1-2 with a 2.63 ERA in 15 appearances for the Cardinals. He has made 2 appearances for the Redbirds, pitching 3 scoreless innings with 3 strikeouts. ... Two former Arkansas Razorbacks had big offensive games Wednesday. First baseman Andy Wilkins (AAA Dodgers) hit his third home run of the season in a 6-2 loss at Salt Lake City (AAA Angels), while outfielder Brett Eibner (AAA Royals) hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to lead Omaha, Neb. to a 5-2 victory over Tacoma, Wash. (AAA Mariners). Eibner added his team-leading seventh home run Thursday in a 6-5 victory.

-- Todd J. Pearce

Position players


Forrestt Allday*;Central Arkansas;OF;high-A Red Sox, Salem, Va.;.357;16;42;9;15;5;0;1;6;1

Brian Anderson;Arkansas;SS;high-A Marlins, Jupiter, Fla.;.235;46;170;19;40;8;0;4;21;0

Zack Cox;Arkansas;3B;AA Marlins, Jacksonville, Fla.;.313;43;131;25;41;12;0;3;10;0

Jonathan Davis*;UCA/Camden;OF;high-A Blue Jays, Dunedin, Fla.;.421;15;57;15;24;4;1;2;8;6

Aharon Eggleston;Southern Arkansas;OF;independent, Somerset, N.J.;.320;26;75;16;24;5;0;0;6;1

Brett Eibner;Arkansas;CF;AAA Royals, Omaha, Neb.;.284;20;74;12;21;4;0;7;22;1

Dominic Ficociello;Arkansas;1B;high-A Tigers, Lakeland, Fla.;.302;45;179;15;54;6;2;2;15;2

Craig Gentry;UA/Fort Smith;OF;AAA Athletics, Nashville, Tenn.;.159;11;44;7;7;0;0;0;1;3

David Harris*;SAU;OF;high-A Blue Jays, Dunedin, Fla.;.211;27;109;10;23;6;0;2;9;3

Matty Johnson;Watson Chapel;OF;independent, Sioux City, Iowa;.261;6;23;6;6;0;0;0;3;2

Collin Radack;Hendrix;OF;high-A Cardinals, Palm Beach, Fla.;.298;42;168;17;50;2;2;2;20;6

Matt Reynolds;Arkansas;SS;AAA Mets, Las Vegas, Nev.;.283;45;180;33;51;16;1;2;27;7

Skyler Stromsmoe;SAU;2B;AAA Giants, Sacramento, Calif.;.282;12;39;8;11;2;0;0;4;1

Logan Uxa;ASU;1B;A Orioles, Delmarva, Md.;.214;8;28;3;6;2;1;1;5;0

Andy Wilkins;Arkansas;1B;AAA Dodgers, Oklahoma City;.233;39;129;17;30;5;0;4;19;0



Brad Allen*;Arkansas State;high-A Blue Jays, Dunedin, Fla.;0-3;6.12;5;5;0;25.0;30;10;17

Barrett Astin;UA/Forrest City;high-A Reds, Daytona, Fla.;2-1;2.28;11;6;0;43.1;35;12;31

DJ Baxendale;UA/Jacksonville;AA Twins, Chattanooga, Tenn.;3-0;2.47;8;8;0;47.1;45;15;40

Jalen Beeks;UA/Fayetteville;A Red Sox, Greenville, S.C.;4-1;3.63;8;8;0;44.2;47;6;26

Mike Bolsinger+;Arkansas;AAA Dodgers, Oklahoma City;2-0;1.42;4;4;0;19.0;12;6;28

Derrick Bleeker*;Arkansas;A Orioles, Delmarva. Md.;1-2;6.53;10;0;2;20.2;26;0;18

Zach Cates;Conway;A Cubs, Myrtle Beach, Fla.;1-4;3.44;14;0;2;18.1;15;17;19

Trent Daniel;UA/Bryant;high-A Rockies, Modesto, Calif.;1-2;2.61;14;0;2;20.2;18;13;11

Torey Deshazier;Ark. Bap/Pine Bluff;A Royals, Lexington, Ky.;3-3;3.98;9;5;1;40.2;43;13;33

Andy Ferguson;ASU/Benton;AAA Royals, Omaha, Neb.;5-1;1.89;9;7;0;47.2;36;14;57

Michael Gunn;UA/Wilson;A Red Sox, Greenville, S.C.;0-0;1.50;4;0;1;6.0;4;3;7

Chase Huchingson;UCA/Fayetteville;AA Mets, Binghamton, N.Y.;2-2;5.55;19;0;0;24.1;22;17;27

Jacob Lee;ASU/Jonesboro;AA Indians, Akron, Ohio;2-3;2.78;14;0;0;22.2;18;7;21

Chris Oliver;Arkansas;A Phillies, Lakewood, Fla.;3-4;2.93;8;8;0;46.0;48;18;22

Montreal Robertson;McGehee;high-A Tigers, Lakeland, Fla.;1-5;4.84;11;0;0;22.1;23;16;14

Nolan Sanburn;Arkansas;AA White Sox, Birmingham, Ala.;0-2;5.14;14;1;2;21.0;20;12;21

Ryne Stanek;Arkansas;AA Rays, Montgomery, Ala.;4-2;1.78;9;9;0;50.2;33;15;38

Colby Suggs*;Arkansas;A Marlins, Greensboro, N.C.;0-0;0.00;5;0;1;5.1;3;1;6

Justin Thomas;SAU;high-A Nationals, Potomac, Va.;0-3;3.95;8;0;0;13.2;13;4;10

Jess Todd;Arkansas;AAA Red Sox, Pawtucket, Mass.;1-1;4.26;8;5;0;31.2;32;16;14

Zac Treece;OBU;independent, Avon, Ohio;0-0;0.00;1;0;0;2.0;1;0;1

Daniel Wright;ASU;AA Reds, Pensacola, Fla.;2-4;6.34;9;9;0;44.0;55;15;42

Heath Wyatt;Searcy;AAA Cardinals, Memphis;1-2;2.39;16;0;2;26.1;18;9;25

Through Wednesday's games

*on disabled list +recalled to Los Angeles Dodgers

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