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Cubs’ Hoerner to miss rest of season

Cubs first-round pick Nico Hoerner is out for the rest of the season after injuring his left elbow diving for a ball with Class A South Bend.

The Show Before the Show: Episode 169

Giants prospect Shaun Anderson joins the show to talk about his promotion to Triple-A. Plus, Tyler and Sam have a Futures Game recap and Ben checks in from his road trip through the southeast.

Mejia traded to Padres for Hand, Cimber

The Padres have acquired No. 15 overall prospect Francisco Mejia from the Indians for closer Brad Hand and right-handed reliever Adam Cimber, the clubs confirmed Thursday.

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 18

Orioles prospect Ryan Mountcastle homered for the second game in a row for Double-A Bowie while Padres lefty Logan Allen tossed his longest gem yet for Double-A San Antonio.

On the Road: Cross words in Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s “Words With Fans” game was a celebration of Scrabble, featuring jerseys, giveaways and a Scrabble celebrity. Ben Hill was on the scene.

MWL notes: Beloit’s Beck producing at plate

Beloit Snappers outfielder Austin Beck is off to a strong start after adjusting his swing and refining his approach during a stint in the Instructional league following the 2017 season.

Hernandez rolls up five hits for Osprey

D-backs prospect Eddie Hernandez singled four times and added a double for the second five-hit game of his professional career as Rookie-level Missoula fell to Ogden, 9-8, on Wednesday.

Kirilloff posts third four-hit game of ’18

Twins No. 3 prospect Alex Kirilloff recorded his third four-hit game of the season, driving in three runs and scoring twice, as Class A Advanced Fort Myers pounded St. Lucie, 13-7, on Wednesday.

Wahoos’ Siri busts out with two homers

Reds No. 7 prospect Jose Siri homered twice on a three-hit night, powering Double-A Pensacola to an 11-3 victory over

Gonsalves posts more zeros for Red Wings

Twins No. 4 prospect Stephen Gonsalves allowed three hits and five walks over six scoreless innings on Wednesday, but Triple-A Rochester dropped a 2-0 decision to Louisville.