There were a handful of stories and updates on some well-known Minor League guys yesterday. Here they are in case you missed any of them:
- The bad news first. According to Mark Newman, Slade Heathcott is set for another surgery on his knee and will miss the rest of this season. Considering it was the same knee he had surgery on last year and he only played 9 games after returning from it, I think we can start to turn on the light on Heathcott's prospect status. Too bad.
- Now the good. Luis Severino and Peter O'Brien were selected to represent the Yankees in this year's Futures Game. O'Brien is 3rd in all of baseball in HR this season. Kudos to both.
- A paper thin Triple-A rotation will get a boost this weekend when Nik Turley returns from the DL. He's been out since suffering an arm strain in March.
- Via Nick Peruffo, lefty starter Daniel Camarena was promoted from High-A Tampa to Double-A Trenton. He pitched to a 2.72 ERA in Tampa and is only 21 years old. I profiled him early last year as someone to watch.