Alumni In The Majors
CF Marlon Byrd (.323) went 2-for-4 with a double and astrikeout. Eric Patterson has been designated for assignment byOakland. The Athletics now have 10 days to release, trade oroutright Patterson to the minor leagues. 1B Mark Teixeira(.281) was 2-for-5 with an RBI. C Matt Wieters (.225) went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer anda walk.
Alumni In Japan
CF/LF Matt Murton (.342) was 1-for-4 with an 11th inning grandslam home run and three walks.
Alumni In The Minors
CF Charlie Blackmon (.216) went 0-for-4 with two walks and astolen base. LF Brandon Boggs (.283) was 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and astrikeout. DH Chase Burnette (.188) went 0-for-3 with a walk and astrikeout. SS Tyler Greene (.292) was 1-for-4. 3B Thomas Nichols (.500) went 2-for-4 with a double, a solohome run and a strikeout in his professional debut. DH Mike Nickeas (.285) was 1-for-4 and an HBP. Danny Payne went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeoutwhile playing center field for the East team in the Midwest LeagueAll-Star Game. LF Jay Payton (.326) was 2-for-5 with adouble, two RBI and two strikeouts. CF Jeff Rowland (.238) extended his career-opening hittingstreak to five games while going 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
Previously: Monday In Professional Baseball (June 21 action)