Sport Hauver hits two home runs in MiLB debut, other 2020 baseball draftees start minor league careers
Cardinals place Adam Wainwright on COVID-19 injured list
The Cardinals are placing right-hander Adam Wainwright on the COVID-19 injured list, a precautionary move after one of his family members tested positive for the virus, per Woo. In other moves, the Cardinals have activated outfielder Harrison Bader, placed left-hander Andrew Miller on the 10-day IL with a right foot blister, and recalled righty Kodi Whitley, according to Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat. © Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Wainwright will miss his scheduled start Sunday in Pittsburgh as a result of this IL placement.
baseball had plenty of talent in the 2020 including first-overall pick Spencer Torkelson. That five-player group got to finally make their MiLB debuts on Tuesday.
Trevor Hauver (Tampa Tarpons,Low-A Affiliate)
Hauver had the best night of his former teammates. In his debut, Hauver blasted a pair of home runs and had three hits against the Dunedin Blue Jays. He finished 3-for-4 and walked twice. Hauver batted third in the lineup and played second base, he was always a more natural middle infielder.
Spencer Torkelson (West Michigan Whitecaps,High-A Affiliate)
Colorado Rockies 2021 minor league rosters revealed
Minor League Baseball is back!Remember that the realignment of the minor leagues means that the Rockies will only have four full-season affiliates — Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes, Double-A Hartford Yard Goats, High-A Spokane Indians, and Low-A Fresno Grizzlies — plus two Dominican Summer League teams. Read Adam Peterson’s full analysis of the new minor league format here.
There were no Tork bombs on Tuesday. Truthfully, it was a tough night for Torkelson. He went 0-for-3 and struck out three times versus the Fort Wayne TinCaps, Torkelson did walk. If it makes anyone feel better, formerstar and 2019 top pick Adley Rutschman went 0-for-5 and also struck out three times on MiLB opening day. Torkelson played third base and batted in the two-hole.
Gage Workman (Lakeland Flying Tigers, Detroit Tigers Low-A Affiliate)
Workman started at shortstop and batted third for the Flying Tigers on Tuesday. He went 2-for-4 with a double and a sacrifice fly.
Alika Williams (Charleston RiverDogs,Low-A Affiliate)
Williams was the lone Sun Devil baseball alumni to start at the same position he did in Tempe. The shortstop led off for Charleston against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in a 6-3 win. Williams had one hit in four at-bats, but he scored a run after his double in the third inning.
R.J. Dabovich (Eugene Emeralds,High-A Affiliate)
Dabovich threw the ninth inning for the Emeralds to close out a 9-5 victory over the Spokane Indians. He did surrender a two-out solo home run, but also picked up two strikeouts in his debut.
Side note: 2019 Sun Devil draftees Hunter Bishop and Carter Aldrete also played for the Emeralds on Tuesday. Bishop, who started in center field and hit third, went 1-for-4 and was hit by a pitch. Aldrete batted in the ninth-hole as the designated hitter. He went 1-for-5.
Former Red Sox boss Lucchino heads to the minors with WooSox .
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Concrete is curing, saws are buzzing, and Larry Lucchino is at home again, in a ballpark. At an age when many ease into retirement, the 75-year-old three-time cancer survivor instead headed to the minor leagues for one more chance to run a baseball team and build it a new home. “I don’t think (retirement) is the way I’m wired,” Lucchino said this spring during an interview in the upper deck at the $118 million Polar Park. “I want to keep doing and being and making and contributing.