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Last Updated Aug. 14

IN THE MAJORS

Rich Hill headshotRich Hill
(U-M, 2000-02)
• New York Yankees
LHP » MLB.com Bio
Drafted: 2002 (4th rd.)
Zach PutnamZach Putnam
(U-M, 2006-08)
• Chicago White Sox
RHP » MLB.com Bio
Drafted: 2008 (5th rd.)
IN THE MINORS

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Adam Abraham
(U-M, 2006-08)
• Cleveland Indians, AA
   Akron RubberDucks
INF » MiLB.com Bio
Drafted: 2008 (13th rd.)
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Chris Berset
(U-M, 2007-10)
• Cincinnati Reds, AA
   Pensacola Blue Wahoos
C » MiLB.com Bio
Drafted: 2010 (20th)
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Patrick Biondi
(U-M, 2010-13)
• New York Mets, Low A
   Savannah Sand Gnats
CF » MiLB.com Bio
Drafted: 2013 (9th rd.)
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James Bourque
(U-M, 2012-14)
• Washington Nationals, Short Season A
   Auburn Doubledays
P » MiLB.com Bio
Drafted: 2014 (14th rd.)
Fox Mug Jake Fox
(U-M, 2001-03)
• Philadelphia Phillies, AA
   Reading Fightin Phils
IF » MiLB.com Bio
Drafted: 2003 (3rd rd.)
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Bobby Korecky
(U-M, 1999-2002)
• Toronto Blue Jays, AAA
   Buffalo Bisons
RHP » MiLB.com Bio
Drafted: 2002 (19th rd.)
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Alex Lakatos
(U-M, 2011-14)
• Detroit Tigers, Rookie
   GCL Tigers
P » MiLB.com Bio
Drafted: Undrafted
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Ryan LaMarre
(U-M, 2008-10)
• Cincinnati Reds, AAA
   Louisville Bats
OF » MiLB.com Bio
Drafted: 2010 (2nd rd.)
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Cole Martin
(U-M, 2011-14)
• Washington Wild Things
   Frontier League
C » Bio
Drafted: Undrafted
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Alan Oaks
(U-M, 2007-10)
• San Diego Padres, High A
   Lake Elsinore Storm
RHP » MiLB.com Bio
Drafted: 2010 (8th rd.)
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Michael O'Neill
(U-M, 2011-13)
• New York Yankees, Low A
  Charleston Riverdogs
OF » MiLB.com Bio
Drafted: 2013 (3rd rd.)
Richard Mug Clayton Richard
(U-M 2006-08)
• Arizona Diamondbacks, AA
   Mobile BayBears
LHP » MiLB.com Bio
Drafted: 2008 (5th rd.)
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Trent Szkutnik
(U-M, 2012-14)
• Detroit Tigers, Low A
   West Michigan Whitecaps
LHP » MiLB.com Bio
Drafted: 2014 (20th rd.)
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Brandon Sinnery
(U-M, 2009-12)
• Arizona Diamondbacks, High A
   Visalia Rawhide
SP » MiLB.com Bio
Drafted: Undrafted

Latest News

Aug. 10 -- RHP Alan Oaks has signed a contract with the San Diego Padres. He will report to Lake Elsinore, the Padres' High A affiliate in the California League.

Aug. 5 -- LHP Rich Hill, who signed with the New York Yankees on July 17, has been inked to an MLB contract and selected to the Yankees' 25-man roster.

Aug. 3 -- LHP Clayton Richard signed a minor-league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

July 24 -- Bobby Korecky was selected to the Triple-A All-Star Game, played on July 16 in Durham, N.C. Korecky has 13 saves and a miniscule 0.55 ERA for the Buffalo Bisons in the International League ... Alan Oaks was picked to compete in the Frontier League All-Star Game, also on July 16. Oaks pitched one inning and struck out a pair of batters. Oaks has seven saves and a 1.87 ERA for the Normal Cornbelters ... Patrick Biondi was 2-for-2 with three walks and two stolen bases for Savannah at Augusta on July 23 ... Jake Fox belted a pair of home runs in a 3-for-5 day for Reading against Erie on July 22 ... Trent Szkutnik is now pitching for Lakeland, Detroit's High-A affiliate. Szkutnik has allowed just one run in six innings pitched and three appearances ... Brandon Sinnery has back-to-back wins on the mound for Visalia of the California League. Sinnery went seven innings and allowed two runs with a pair of strikeouts at High Desert on July 21.

July 3 -- Adam Abraham went 3-for-4 with two doubles and six RBI for Akron against Harrisburg. He also had two hits the night before and received attention on SportCenter as Bryce Harper homered three times in a rehab assigment for Harrisburg ... Michael O'Neill was 4-for-6 with a pair of doubles for Charleston at Savannah on July 1 ... Trent Szkutnik pitched four innings of scoreless relief with a pair of strikeouts for the Gulf Coast League Tigers on June 30 ...

June 20 -- Michael O'Neill homered twice in Charleston's 10-7 win over Kannapolis on June 19. O'Neill's second home run gave the Riverdogs the lead for good. He now has seven home runs this season. [ Video ]

June 20 -- RHP J.J. Putz was designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

June 18 -- Bobby Korecky struck out a batter in two innings of relief in Buffalo's game at Toledo. Korecky now has a 0.25 ERA for the Bisons.

June 10 -- Zach Putnam struck out a pair to earn his eighth hold of the year in the White Sox's 6-5 win over Detroit. Putnam now has a 1.48 ERA in 18 appearances this season.

June 4 -- Adam Abraham made his season debut at Columbus, Cleveland's Triple A affiliate, and was 3-for-4 with two runs scored at Gwinnett County.

May 31 -- Bobby Korecky was sent back down to Triple-A Buffalo a day after being recalled by Toronto. He pitched 1.1 innings of scoreless relief Friday for the Blue Jays.

May 29 -- Zach Putnam is 2-1 with a 1.64 earned-run average and 16 strikeouts in 15 appearances for the Chicago White Sox this season. Putnam earned the win at Kansas City on May 19 ... Bobby Korecky has had a stellar start to his 2014 campaign at Buffalo, Toronto's Triple-A team. Korecky is 3-1 with a 0.29 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 31 innings pitched. Korecky also has five saves for the Bisons.

May 16 -- After seven major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays, infielder Chris Getz has decided to retire. Getz hit .160 with one double in 10 major league games with the Blue Jays this season.

April 29 -- Chris Getz has been called up by the Toronto Blue Jays and will be on the roster when Toronto kicks off a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals. Getz was hitting .309/.382/.338 with nine RBIs while playing for the Buffalo Bisons in the International League. Getz joins Zach Putnam and J.J. Putz as former Wolverines currently in the MLB.

April 17 -- Zach Putnam has been called up by the Chicago White Sox and will be on the roster when Chicago hosts Boston. Putnam appeared in four games for Charlotte in the International League and had 11 strikeouts in six innings pitched.

April 8 -- Chris Berset went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored for Bakersfield against Modesto on April 5 ... Chris Getz was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for Buffalo against Rochester in the International League on April 3 ... Bobby Korecky earned the win for Buffalo at Rochester on April 6. Korecky struck out three in four innings of work ... Zach Putnam earned the win ofor Charlotte against Norwich on April 5. Putnam had four strikeouts in two innings of work.

April 3 -- Patrick Biondi opened his 2014 season by belting a three-run home run in Savannah's 6-3 loss to Lakewood. Biondi was 3-for-4 on the night for the Sand Gnats.

April 2 -- J.J. Putz of the Arizona Diamondbacks has started the season with two scoreless 2/3-inning performances.

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