A couple things to look for as a fresh week of minor league baseball got underway on Tuesday:
Rehab stints: Luis Robert and Jake Lamb hit the road with the Knights to Gwinnett.
Micker Adolfo and Jake Burger: Wes Helms said they could be back in the lineup as soon as Tuesday. They were not, so we’ll see if their wrist and shoulder-area injuries are worse than initially let on.
Draft picks: Adam Hackenberg, a catcher drafted out of Clemson in the 18th round and signed for $125,000 made his debut in Arizona on Tuesday, which I believe makes him the first of the drafted position players to take the field.
- Luis Robert went 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
- Jake Lamb, 1-for-4 with a double, walk and strikeout.
- Yermín Mercedes was 1-for-5.
- Blake Rutherford was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Romy Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a homer and a walk.
- Yolbert Sanchez raised his average to .488 with a 3-for-5 night, striking out once.
- Carlos Pérez was 0-for-4 with a K.
- Blake Battenfield: 5 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
- Yoelqui Céspedes went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and strikeout.
- Lenyn Sosa was 0-for-3 with a walk.
- Luis Curbelo, 0-for-4 with a K.
- Luis Mises went 0-for-2 with a walk and an HBP. He was picked off.
- Davis Martin: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP
- Wilber Sanchez went 0-for-3 with a walk, strikeout and stolen base.
- Misael Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Wilfred Veras, 0-for-4 with a K.
- Adam Hackenerg doubled twice and was plunked once in his pro debut.
- Logan Glass wore the golden sombrero.
- Elijah Tatis went 0-for-3 with a walk.
- Randel Mondesi homered, doubled, singled and struck out.
- Manuel Guariman was 1-for-4.
- Victor Quezada, 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Carlos Jimenez went 2-for-3 with a walk.
Kannapolis at Carolina PPD
(Photo by Laura Wolff / Charlotte Knights)