Infielder Cesar Suarez, released two weeks ago by the Biscuits, has caught on with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the independent Atlantic League.
TRIPLE-A, DURHAM BULLS
International League South
(52-40, second place, 0.5 GB)
RHP Wade Davis has lost two straight starts, allowing five runs in each, to drop to 8-6 with a 3.33 ERA.
LHP Jason Cromer, with a 5.2-inning, one-run win Thursday, is 3-2 with a 1.78 ERA.
1B Chris Richard has scored in 10 straight games, reaching base 22 times.
1B Rhyne Hughes is hitting .308 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 31 games.
HIGH-CLASS A, CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS
Florida State League South
(12-9, first place, 1 GA)
LHP Darin Downs allowed one run in seven innings to win Monday. He’s 9-4 with a 2.23 ERA and 10-of-16 quality starts.
CF Emeel Salem is 20-for-41 in his last 10 games with 10 runs scored and eight RBIs. He’s hitting .249 this year.
RHP Jeremy Hall, 6-0 in his last seven starts, is 11-4 with a 3.96 ERA.
RF Reid Fronk has eight hits in his last five games, pushing his average to .221.
LOW-CLASS A, BOWLING GREEN HOT RODS
South Atlantic League Southern
(13-8, second place, 2 GB)
LHP Matt Moore won Tuesday and is 6-3 with a 2.87 ERA, 45 walks and 116 strikeouts.
3B Isaias Velasquez, who was 4-for-4 with four runs scored Thursday, is hitting .288.
LHP Frank De Los Santos threw seven shutout innings in a no-decision Friday and is 4-6 with a 3.46 ERA.
SHORT-SEASON A, HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES
New York-Penn League McNamara
(16-11, second place, 2.5 GB)
RHP Zach Quate is 1-0 with four saves and hasn’t allowed an earned run in six appearances.
1B Eli Sonoqui has a .296 average, 13 runs scored and 14 RBIs.
RHP Jason McEachern threw five shutout innings Wednesday.
SS Tyler Bortnick is hitting .314.
ROOKIE, PRINCETON RAYS
Appalachian League East
(12-10, second place, 3 GB)
CF Cody Rogers has seven hits and five runs scored in his last three games. He’s hitting .370 with 11 runs scored and is 7-for-7 on steals.
1B Ryan Wiegand, who is hitting .338, has seven RBIs in his last four games.
ROOKIE, GCL RAYS
Gulf Coast League South
(9-11, fourth place, 3 GB)
RHP Victor Mateo is 2-2 with an 0.43 ERA, four walks and 19 strikeouts.
LHP Jacob Partridge made his first two pro appearances last week, allowing four hits in three innings.
Those who strayed from the Rays
RF Elijah Dukes has a .294 average in nine games with Triple-A Syracuse (Nationals).
LHP Chris Seddon is 5-5 with a 4.52 ERA for Triple-A Tacoma (Mariners).
C Iker Franco is hitting .279 with 16 home runs for Quintana Roo of the Mexican League.
LF Pedro Feliciano has a .308 average with Triple-A Buffalo (Mets).
RHP Tim Corcoran is 3-6 with a 5.80 ERA at Double-A Chattanooga (Dodgers).
LF Delmon Young is hitting .266 for the Minnesota Twins.
IF Johnny Raburn is 3-for-8 with two triples in four games at Triple-A Nashville (Brewers).
RHP Ruddy Lugo has lost three straight starts and is 6-8 with a 5.17 ERA for Triple-A Toledo (Tigers).
RHP Jose Veras has a 5.40 ERA in seven games for the Cleveland Indians.
IF Cesar Suarez is 0-for-10 in three games with independent Lancaster.
RHP Travis Minix has 12 saves and a 1.15 ERA in 17 appearances at independent Somerset.
LHP Jino Gonzalez is 2-3 with a 4.20 ERA for independent Sioux Falls.
RHP Derek Feldkamp has a 6.43 ERA in 18 games with independent Winnipeg.