Around the ALC: Tigers blast nine homers


Around the ALC: Tigers blast nine homers

Detroit 18, Atlanta 3: Box Score AP Recap

Julio Teheran -- regarded as one of the game's elite pitching prospects -- gave up six hits in two innings. All six hits were home runs, and Detroit wound up hitting three more to give them nine in the game. Alex Avila, Ryan Raburn (twice), Brennan Boesch, Prince Fielder, Delmon Young, Jhonny Peralta and Danny Worth went yard in a scary display of offensive force. But on the bright side, Miguel Cabrera committed an error, although that really doesn't matter because, uh, nine home runs.

Kansas City 6, Texas 1: Box score AP Recap

Johnny Giovatella, Billy Butler, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain all reached base twice. On the flip side, Jeff Francouer went 0-3 and Yuniesky Betancourt 0-2, giving some early fodder to sabermagicians. And Vin Mazzaro, who gave up 14 runs in 2 13 innings in a game last year, threw two scoreless inning.

Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 3: Box Score AP Recap Boston 8, Minnesota 3: Box Score AP Recap

Terry Doyle, who the Twins selected from the White Sox in December's Rule 5 Draft, threw two scoreless innings, walking one and striking out one in Minnesota's game against Tampa Bay. Neither Joe Mauer nor Justin Morneau played in either of the Twins' games.

Cincinnati 8, Cleveland 6: Box Score AP Recap

Ubaldo Jimenez allowed five runs -- one earned -- on five hits and one walk in just an inning of work. Cleveland didn't play too many of their position player starters, although former Twins shortstop Cristian Guzman re-surfaced to go 1-2 with a walk.

Four top prospects among 19 players invited to White Sox big league camp

Four top prospects among 19 players invited to White Sox big league camp

Four of the team's top-10 prospects and a former All-Star are among the 19 nonroster invitees to White Sox big league camp this spring.

The team announced Monday that prospects Michael Kopech, Zack Collins, Zack Burdi and Spencer Adams have all been invited to camp next month. Everth Cabrera, an All-Star in 2013 for the San Diego Padres, Cody Asche, Cory Luebke and Geovany Soto are among the eight minor league free agents who also received an invitation. Pitchers and catchers report to camp in Glendale, Ariz. on Feb. 14 while the team holds its first full-squad workout on Feb. 18.

Kopech was acquired in the Chris Sale trade in December while Collins and Burdi were both selected in the 2016 amateur draft. Adams was drafted in 2014.

Signed earlier this month, Soto is expected to earn a spot on the 25-man roster. Soto, who played for the White Sox in 2015, finished last season with four home runs and an .809 OPS in 86 plate appearances for the Los Angeles Angels.

Cabrera, who produced 4.6 Wins Above Replacement between 2012-13, hasn't played in the majors since he appeared in 29 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 2015. Luebke, who has twice had reconstructive elbow surgery, finished with a 9.35 ERA in nine games for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season. Asche blasted 31 homers with a .240/.298/.385 slash line in 1,287 plate appearances since 2013 with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Other minor league free agents include: left-handed pitcher David Holmberg, right-handers Blake Smith and Anthony Swarzak, and catcher Roberto Pena.

White Sox minor leaguer pitchers Aaron Bummer, Brian Clark, Jace Fry and Matt Purke, infielders Nicky Delmonico and Danny Hayes, and outfielder Courtney Hawkins also have been invited to camp.

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