Saturday Farm Report: Nevin Set to Return
Tyler Nevin, on the disabled list since June 1 with a hamstring strain, has been given medical clearance, and is scheduled to play five innings for High-A Lancaster.
Nevin is the son of former big-leaguer Phil Nevin. He was the 38th player selected in the June 2015 first-year player draft and has been slowed since signing by injury problems. Two years ago he appeared in only one game, and last year he appeared in 82 games, including 76 at Low-A Asheville, where he hit .305 with seven home runs and 10 stolen bases.
He is hitting .277 in 37 games this year for Lancaster.
In Friday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (37-36) won 7-5 at Fresno. Garrett Hampson (.308) was 5-for-5 with three runs scored, two stolen bases and an RBI. Keith Hessler (3-1, 5.18) earned the win in relief of Sam Howard (5.47), who allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out three in 4 2/3 innings. D.J. Johnson (5.23) earned 11 saves.
AA Hartford (35-37) won 6-1 at Binghamton. PeterLambert (7-2, 2.31) allowed one run on two hits, striking out five and not walking a batter in seven innings. Roberto Ramos (.625) in his second game since being promoted from High-A Lancaster had two home runs for the second game in a row, and also doubled, driving in three runs.
High A Lancaster(2-0 2nd half; 25-37) won 15-4 against Inland Empire. Catcher Brian Serven (.253) hit two home runs. Right fielder Steven Linkous (.320) was 3-for-4 with a double, stolen base and three RBI. Center fielder Manuel Melendez (.299) was 2-for-5 with three RBI. David Hill (2-2, 4.75) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks, striking out four in six innings.
Low A Asheville (1-1 2nd half; 28-43) won 6-2 at Greenville. Ryan Vilade (.239) was 3-for-5 with a double, triple, two runs scored and two RBI. Lucas Gilbreath (5.92) started and allowed two runs on five hits, striking out two in three innings. Justin Valdespina (2-2, 5.68) earned the victory.
Short-season A Boise (3-5) lost 7-1 to Salem-Keizer. Danny Edgeworth (.333) singled home Boise's only run, increasing his Northwest League-leading RBI total to nine. Javier Medina (0-1, 6.75) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks, striking out three in five innings.
Rookie Grand Junction (4-4) lost 9-8 to Idaho Falls. Coco Montes (.444) was 5-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI. Michael Agis (1-2, 7.94) allowed five hits and gave up the game-deciding two runs in the eighth. Wander Cabrera (7.25) allowed seven runs on six hits and five walks, striking out one in four innings.
Dominican Summer League South (6-12) lost 5-4 at the Mets 1. Julio Carreras (.250) was 2-for-4 with his first home run, and two runs scored. Helcris Oliveras (1-1, 2.45) allowed five runs, one earned, on four hits and five walks, striking out two.
Dominican Summer League Northeast (10-8) was off.