TRIPLE-A, DURHAM BULLS
International League South
(63-72, third place, 16.5 GB)
RHP Chris Archer has a 1.99 ERA in five August starts.
RHP Matt Torra won his eighth straight decision Friday and is 12-6 with a 4.16 ERA.
IF Cole Figueroa has a .298 average.
HIGH-CLASS A, CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS
Florida State League South
(23-36, sixth place, 9.5 GB)
RHP Lenny Linsky has an 0.44 ERA in his last 12 appearances.
RHP Jimmy Patterson, with an 11.2-inning scoreless streak, is 8-4 with a 3.03 ERA.
LOW-CLASS A, BOWLING GREEN HOT RODS
Midwest League Eastern
(36-24, first place, 2 GA)
RHP Parker Markel has won eight straight decisions and is 10-5 with a 3.70 ERA.
1B Cameron Seitzer has a .321 average in August.
CF Kes Carter is 0-for-19 in his last five games.
SHORT-SEASON A, HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES
New York-Penn League McNamara
(44-20, first place, 6 GA)
CF Joey Rickard has a .312 average with 27 runs scored in 37 games.
RHP Taylor Guerrieri has a 1.07 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 42 innings.
ROOKIE, PRINCETON RAYS
Appalachian League East
(33-31, third place, 7 GB)
RF Willie Argo has a .452 on-base percentage in 22 August games.
C Omar Narvaez is hitting .314.
ROOKIE, GCL RAYS
Gulf Coast League South
(27-32, third place, 6 GB)
LHP Stepan Havlicek has a 1.24 ERA and 12 hits allowed in his last 21.2 innings.
2B Johnny Eierman has a .237 average.
Those who strayed from the Rays
IF Chris Nowak has a .282 average at independent York. He has an Atlantic League-best 24 home runs and is tied for first with 78 RBIs.
OF Justin Ruggiano has a .320 average and 12 home runs for the Miami Marlins.
RHP Jose Veras is 3-4 with one save and a 4.59 ERA with the Milwaukee Brewers. In 51 innings, he's given up 51 hits and struck out 58.
RHP Matt Gorgen has a 3.43 ERA in 16 games at Triple-A Reno (Diamondbacks).
1B Matt Fields has a .281 average and 16 homers for Class A Wilmington (Royals).
RHP Evan Meek has a 2.47 ERA with Triple-A Indianapolis (Pirates).
C Matt Spring is hitting .209 for Double-A Portland (Red Sox).
OF Reid Fronk has a .301 average and 45 runs scored in 54 games with independent El Paso.