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Jason Hursh, Tommy La Stella headline Braves' non-roster invitees
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(1/13/14) The Braves have invited 22 non-roster players to participate in major-league spring training, highlighted by pitcher Jason Hursh and infielder Tommy La Stella, MLB.com reports.
The Braves' other invitees include pitchers Lay Batista, J.R. Graham, Mark Lamm, Cody Martin, Yunesky Maya, Daniel Rodriguez, Gus Schlosser, Atahualpa Severino, Shae Simmons and Ian Thomas; catchers Matt Kennelly, Steven Lerud, Braeden Schlehuber and Jose Yepez; outfielder Matt Lipka; and infielders Mat Gamel, Phil Gosselin, Tyler Greene, Mark Hamilton and Edward Salcedo.
The Braves' first-round pick in the 2013 amateur draft, Hursh allowed two earned runs in 27 innings while striking out 15 and walking 10 at Class A Rome in his first season with the organization.
La Stella, who could compete for a starting role at second base, hit .343/.422/.473 with four home runs, 41 RBI and seven stolen bases in 283 at-bats with Double-A Mississippi last season.
Salcedo putting it together in June
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/13/11) Braves INF prospect Edward Salcedo is off to a promising start in June at Class A Rome. Salcedo is batting .318 with eight runs, three doubles, one triple, two homers, eight RBI and three stolen bases in his first 11 June games. This coming after he hit a season-low .245 in May. Salcedo has a .278 average, .362 on-base percentage, .441 slugging percentage, seven homers, 30 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 60 games.
Keep an eye on these rookies
You never know when it's going to happen, but every once in a while a rookie busts out and becomes a star. Michael Hurcomb takes a look at some of the youngsters you should either draft and stash or consider picking up on the waiver wire as the season gets under way.
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