Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Longoria, Brignac make it to minors

Evan Longoria and Reid Brignac are at the minor-league complex and in the lineup for a Triple-A exhibition game with the Yankees. The higher-level teams are home and the Class A games are in Tampa.

Lineups ...
Durham -- Perez, lf; Brignac, ss; Ruggiano, rf; Longoria, 3b; Gimenez, dh; Cottrell, dh; Martinez, 1b; Raburn, 2b; Andrus, lf; Arhart, c.
Montgomery -- Eldridge, cf; Merrill, ss; Jaso, c; Pedroza, rf; Hughes, 1b; Groce, lf; Hall, dh; Asanovich, 2b; Walton, 3b; Paxton, dh.
Vero Beach -- Brennan, cf; Suarez, 3b; Ashley, dh; Fields, 1b; Royster, rf; Stewart, lf; Fontaine, 2b; Lopez, c; De La Rosa, ss; Mayer, dh.
Columbus -- Salem, cf; Luna, ss; Loyola, rf; McCormick, c; Fronk, lf; Sexton, 3b; Cipriano, 2b; Wrigley, 1b; Williams, dh; Jones, dh.

Higher-level results ...
Mike Wlodarczyk allowed two hits over 4 2/3 innings, while Rhyne Hughes and Josh Asanovich had two RBIs each in the Rays' 11-6 loss to the Yankees in the Double-A game.

In the Triple-A game, Mike Prochaska gave up one hit in five shutout innings and Josh Arhart cracked an RBI double in the ninth, forcing a 1-1 tie.

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