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July 29, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Minor Notes: Trade talks heating up

Here are Monday's minor league notes:
  • We would like to thank all of our readers that contributed to this year's Donation Drive, as we have reached our goal. We will still be taking donations, but things are looking good now that we have raised over $7,000. It is greatly appreciated!
  • Trade talks are starting to ramp up, as the trade deadline is Wednesday at 4:00 pm. ESPN's Buster Olney is reporting that the Red Sox feel like they can make an impact move in the bullpen. Olney mentions Bobby Dalbec and Triston Casas as names to watch. Chris Hatfield and Ian Cundall offer their thoughts on Olney's report. 
  • Dalbec has played first base in two of his last three games after not appearing at the position since June 2.
  • Baseball America's 2019 Prospect Handbook lists Darwinzon Hernandez as Boston's projected closer for the 2022 season. Christopher Smith of MassLive.com spoke to Hernandez about the projection. 
  • Smith also spoke to Alex Cora about Hernandez, who mentioned that his stuff is good enough to work at the big league level to get away with a few mistakes.
Players of the Week (July 22 through July 28)

Chris Owings, UTL, Pawtucket
6 G, 25 AB, 10 H, 1 2B, 4 HR, 6 R, 14 RBI, 0 BB, 8 K, .400/.444/.920

Owings has been scorching hot of late, including a six-game stretch where he homered in each game. He is currently riding an 11-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 15 of his last 16 games. He appeared in 40 games at the big league level this year for Kansas City before being picked up by Boston. In his time with the PawSox, Owings has an OPS of exactly 1.000 in 33 games.

Daniel McGrath, LHP, Portland
1 G, 8 IP, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 0.38 WHIP

McGrath (pictured), like Owings, is also in the middle of an incredible stretch. The lefty has not allowed an earned run over his last seven appearances. Over his last 10 games, he has a sparkling ERA of 0.70. The eight innings for McGrath this past week were a season-high. Overall with Portland this year, McGrath has a 1.75 ERA in 74 innings.

Photo Credit: Daniel McGrath by Kelly O'Connor