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Heaters Abroad: Edition Seven
Who signed a minor-league deal? Who got promoted? Find out in Edition Seven of Heaters Abroad!
05/23/2018 3:22 AM ET
Joe Vella SMP Images / ABL Media.
Joe Vella SMP Images / ABL Media. 

Warwick Saupold (Detroit Tigers, MLB)

The month of May continues to treat Wazza (2-1) well. On Thursday, the 28-year-old retired a batter to pick up his second win of the season against the Mariners, before backing up with two more scoreless outings this week.

Despite conceding a run in an inning of work on Wednesday morning, Saupold's ERA this month is a staggering 1.80 across 10 innings.

Peter Moylan (Atlanta Braves, MLB)

Two scoreless frames in the last week helped lower Moylan's season ERA to 2.93. The 39-year-old's strong form has guided the Braves to the top of the National League East with a 29-18 record.

Mychal Givens (Baltimore Orioles, MLB)

On Monday you could have been excused for saying that Givens (0-1) is back. After a slow start to the year, the infielder-turned-pitcher had thrown 11.2 scoreless frames to start May to lower his season ERA from 4.50 to 2.84.

It all went south on Tuesday, however, as the Baltimore reliever gave up three runs and walked a batter on three hits in just an inning of work to be tagged with his first loss of the season.

Liam Hendriks (Oakland Athletics, MLB)

A return to action is in sight for Hendriks, as he threw his third bullpen session on Tuesday and is expected to face Spring Training hitters again on Friday.

The former Heater has been sidelined since April 14 with a groin injury but appears to be nearing a full recovery.

 

Mike Ohlman (Pawtucket Red Sox, AAA)

Despite crushing his fourth home run of the season last Wednesday, Ohlman is hitless since then, going 0-8, dropping his batting average to .226. 

Alex Burg (Oklahoma City Dodgers, AAA)

Burg has been on the seven-day Disabled List this past week, and as a result has not appeared in a game since our last edition of Heaters Abroad. Tune in next week to find out whether the former Heat catcher makes a speedy return to action.

Mike Brosseau (Montgomery Biscuits, AA)

Brosseau started the week off in hot form at the plate - going 4-10 with a double and an RBI in his first two games. Since then, the 24-year-old has appeared in just the two games, going 1-4 with an RBI and 0-3. He is now hitting .233 in 36 AA games.

Joey Wong (Binghamton Rumble Ponies, AA - New York Mets/Southern Maryland Blue Crabs)

Joey Wong is a Met! After starting the season with Independent outfit Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Wong penned a Minor League deal with the New York Mets and will report to the side's AA Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

The 30-year-old shortstop will lineup alongside former NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow for the Ponies.

Correlle Prime (Frisco RoughRaiders, AA)

Prime has hit safely in six of seven games this week, 

going a combined 7-21 with two homers in that stretch.

The first baseman/outfielder is now hitting .239 on the year, up from his .216 average last week.

Zac Law (Charlotte Stone Crabs A+/Bowling Green Hot Rods, A)

After riding a 12-game hitting streak, Law was promoted to the Tampa Bay Rays' Class A- Advanced side, the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The 21-year-old catcher went 0-2 with a walk on his debut on Tuesday and will hope to establish himself as a regular.

 

INDEPENDENT BALL:

Alex Boshers (Winnipeg Goldeyes)

In his first week as a Goldeyes player, Boshers pitched 1.1 innings of relief, surrendering a run, before making his first start on Tuesday. In the start, the former Southern Maryland Blue Crab threw 5.2 innings, striking out seven whilst giving up three runs in a no-decision.

Edwin Carl (Winnipeg Goldeyes)

A 2015/16 Heater, Carl is now plying his trade with the Goldeyes alongside Alex Boshers. In his first start of the season, the 29-year-old struck out a staggering 11 in six strong innings of one-run baseball.

Joe Van Meter (York Revolution)

Van Meter appeared in just the one outing this week - pitching a scoreless inning against Lancaster. The 29-year-old now owns a 2.70 ERA through five appearances.

Kyle Simon (New Britain Bees)

Simon continued his impressive form on the mound, pitching seven strong innings, striking out six batters whilst only giving up two runs. The 198cm man-mountain has conceded just three runs over his last three starts (18 innings) to own a 3.13 ERA. 

Dylan Thompson (Sioux Falls Canaries)

Thompson pitched a gem in his first start for the Canaries in 2018 - going 6.2 innings, giving up two runs and striking out eight.

Nick Kennedy (Rockland Boulders)

After a rough Boulders debut where he gave up three runs in an inning, Kennedy bounced back with a stronger second outing, where he pitched three innings, giving up just one run. After impressing for the Wanneroo Giants and Heat Down Under, we all know what Kennedy is capable of and hope he can recapture that form for Rockland.

EUROPE:

Sam Kennelly (Twins Honkbal, Netherlands)

In the past week, Kennelly is 4-11 with three runs scored, three RBIs to lift his season average to .255. Kennelly had a huge game last Sunday to help the Twins snap a two-game losing streak, hitting a home run and a double from the three-hole in a 7-5 win over Curacao Neptunis.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.