Quad Cities River Bandits infielder Mott Hyde and Clinton LumberKings RHP Daniel Missaki were respectively named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of April 27-May 3.
Hyde batted .500 (11-for-22) with five runs scored, four walks, and three runs batted in during that period. He raised his batting average from .280 on April 26 to .347 after Sunday’s game.
Missaki pitched the first seven innings of a nine-inning no-hitter against the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Friday. He walked one batter and struck out seven.
Gennett rehabbing with Rattlers
This is the last day of Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett’s scheduled four-day rehab assignment with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. He went 3-for-8 with a double, a stolen base, a run batted in, and a run scored in the first three games. He also committed two errors.
Gennett required stitches to close a wound on his left hand after he cut his hand open on a shower rack at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on April 19. He batted .207 in 10 games before the injury.
Gennett played with the Timber Rattlers in 2010, batting .309 with 9 HR, 55 RBI and 14 SB in 118 games. He reminisces about his Midwest League season and briefly discusses his injury in this video by Post-Crescent sports reporter Tim Froberg.
Hedges called up by Padres
The San Diego Padres promoted former Fort Wayne TinCaps catcher Austin Hedges to the major leagues today. The Padres open a series against the Giants at AT&T Park tonight, with 2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner scheduled to start for San Francisco.
Hedges batted .279 with 10 HR, 56 RBI and 14 SB in 96 games with the 2012 TinCaps. He is San Diego’s top catching prospect and is considered an elite defender behind the plate.