The Farm Report -- 6/8/2017

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Rangers Farm Report: Games of Wednesday 7 June

Box Scores

AAA: Round Rock 9, at Col. Springs (MIL) 3
Record: 29-31, 6.5 GB

SP Eddie Gamboa: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 1 HBP, 3 SO, 6.96 ERA
RP Brady Dragmire: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 5.14 ERA
2B Drew Robinson: 2-4, HR (7), 2 walks, .282/.392/.515
RF Travis Snider: 5-6, 2 doubles, .293/.368/.425
DH Ronald Guzman: 3-5, double, .300/.364/.429

All hail Drew Robinson, who hit a grand slam for his fourth homer in three games at Colorado Springs.  Jon Heyman reports that Jurickson Profar, not Robinson, will join the Rangers as Adrian Beltre's replacement.  Profar was not in last night's lineup.  The Rangers are off today.

Ronald Guzman has used the hitter-friendly environs to regain a .300 average after a brief dry spell. 

AA: Frisco 4, at Corpus Christi (HOU) 3
Record: 26-32, 7 GB

SP Pedro Payano: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 4 BB, HBP, 3 SO, 0.96 ERA
RP Ryne Slack: 2.2 IP, 0 R, 3 SO, 0.52 ERA
LF Michael O'Neil: 2-4, HR (8), HBP, .285/.352/.508

Pedro Payano wriggled his way through 4.1 scoreless innings with very poor control.  He issued five free passes and threw 44 balls and 45 strikes.  Ryne Slack stranded two inherited runners in scoring position in the 5th.  Payano has advanced two levels since last year's season-ending broken arm, but he's yet to regain the good control displayed throughout most of his career.

Meanwhile, Frisco managed four runs despite no hits with runners in scoring position and only six overall.  Michael O'Neill hit his first AA homer. 

High-A: off

Low-A: at Hickory 3, Greenville (BOS) 5
Record: 23-36, 12 GB

SP Edgar Arredondo: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 4 SO, 5.27 ERA
LF Franklin Rollin: 2-4, HR (3), .256/.288/.405

Hickory pleased a robust morning crowd of children with two 1st-inning runs and a rousing between-inning singalong of Frozen's "Let It Go." Afterwards, Hickory's bats were nearly silent aside from Franklin Rollin's solo homer.

Texas released IF Luis Terrero, a 2012 international signing in a class headed by Jairo Beras and including Juremi Profar and Ariel Jurado.  Also released: last year's 32nd-round OF Travis Bolin, who made Hickory's Opening Day roster but was sent back to Extended Spring Training before the end of the month.

Five Years Ago Yesterday
Roy Oswalt surrendered a grand slam to prospect Wil Myers in his second warmup start for Round Rock.  Oswalt complained mildly about the opposition's tendency to attack first-pitch fastballs.  Welcome to every rehab/warmup start ever.

Today's Starters:
AAA: Tyler Wagner
AA: Collin Wiles
High-A: Wes Benjamin
Low-A: Sal Mendez

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