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There is a new Minor League home run king. Cubs' No. 1 prospect Kris Bryant edged Rangers' No. 1 prospect Joey Gallo, 43-42, in the season-long home run derby they had been waging from afar, as the Minor League's regular season came to a close Monday.
The Phillies added seven players to their roster following Monday's 7-0 win over the Braves, and one is Triple-A Lehigh Valley infielder Maikel Franco.
Catcher Clint Coulter, the Brewers' No. 7 prospect, hit two homers Monday to tie Class A Wisconsin's franchise record with 22 home runs this season. It wasn't enough to lead the Timber Rattlers to victory, however, and they lost, 11-5, at Beloit.
On the first day of roster expansion, several new faces were in the Dodgers' clubhouse Monday. No. 3 prospect Joc Pederson, a 22-year-old outfielder, and No. 15 prospect Yimi Garcia, a 24-year-old right-handed reliever, were both in a Major League clubhouse for the first time.
Third baseman D.J. Peterson, the Mariners' No. 3 prospect, homered twice and drove in five runs Monday, as Double-A Jackson defeated Montgomery, 13-6, in their season finale.
After splitting the first two games of the Gulf Coast League championship series, the Rookie-level Red Sox secured the title with an 8-1 victory against the Yankees in Monday's decisive third game.
Steven Moya's first day in the big leagues got off to a great start when he arrived in the Tigers' clubhouse on Monday.
The Padres on Monday took advantage of the expanded rosters by adding three players to the club for the season's final month. The team selected right-handed pitcher Leonel Campos and infielder Cory Spangenberg from Double-A San Antonio, and recalled left-hander Robbie Erlin from Triple-A El Paso.
The A's recalled right-hander Fernando Rodriguez and outfielder Billy Burns from Triple-A Sacramento and selected the contract of catcher Bryan Anderson on Monday as Major League rosters expanded.
Ever since Jorge Soler signed his contract with the Cubs in June 2012, he's been waiting to play at Wrigley Field. It finally happened Monday. The 22-year-old outfielder, promoted from Triple-A Iowa on Aug. 27, went 2-for-4 with two doubles on Monday in the Cubs' 4-2 win over the Brewers.
The Twins announced Monday that they plan to bring up eight September callups once they return home to Target Field on Tuesday against the White Sox.
Mariners top prospect Taijuan Walker and first baseman Justin Smoak were among seven players added from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday as Seattle's 25-man roster was supplemented by September callups, and both saw considerable action in a 6-1 loss to the A's.
Many eyes will be on catcher Christian Bethancourt in September, but outfielder/first baseman Joey Terdoslavich might have as much of an influence as Bethancourt.
Right-hander Juan Jaime and left-hander Chasen Shreve did not need any introductions when they entered the Braves' clubhouse to prepare for Monday afternoon's game against the Phillies. Both had been brought to the Majors earlier this year to be a part of Atlanta's 'pen.
Cubs' prospect Jorge Soler hit four home runs and 10 RBIs in five games with the big league club, while O's prospect Parker Bridwell allowed just two runs in two games started.
The Naturals lost a second straight vs. their in-state rivals. Starter Matt Murray yielded five runs, six hits and four walks with a strikeout over four innings. Aaron Crow tossed a scoreless seventh with one hit and one strikeout. Jorge Bonifacio drove in two, bringing his RBI total to 51. Christian Colon was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run.