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Votto, Gregorius Earn Player Of The Week Honors

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The Reds and Yankees have started the season in opposite directions, but they both can claim a Player of the Week.

In the National League, Votto received the honors. Votto hit .360/.543/.880 with 4 home runs and 8 RBIs. He walked 9 times and scored 7 runs while accumulating 22 total bases.

After a slow start to the season, Votto hit a home run in 4 straight games while leading the Reds to a 4-3 record over the past week. They spilt a 4 game series against the Braves and won 2 out of 3 against the Twins, which was their first series win of the season.

Gregorius took home the honors in the American League. A former Red himself, Gregorius has excelled in the Bronx.

Gregorius hit .357/.419/.821 with 4 home runs and 10 RBIs. He also scored 7 runs. Gregorius led the Yankees to a perfect week, finishing 7-0 with sweeps of both the Twins and the Angels.

 

 

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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Drew Storen

The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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