Here is a look at recent developments for major and minor-leaguers from the Bi-City:
Houston Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus
(Russell County High, Houston Astros) was back in the lineup Saturday and went 0-for-3.
He had been out of the lineup since June 27. The Houston Chronicle reported that Rasmus was bitten by an unknown insect on his wrist, which caused a rash on his right arm. Rasmus was hospitalized for three days last week.
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Los Angeles Angels pitcher Cory Rasmus (Colby's brother from Russell County) was taken off the disabled list Friday and sent to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Rasmus, who performed well as a late-season addition to the Angels' rotation last season, missed the first half of the season after having to undergo abdominal surgery in spring training.
Rasmus performed well in five rehab appearances with Salt Lake, going 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in eight innings.
Tim Hudson (Glenwood/CVCC/Auburn, San Francisco Giants) is 5-7 with a 4.68 ERA in 15 starts. Hudson was placed on the disabled list on July 3 with right shoulder strain.
Edwin Jackson (Shaw, Cubs) is 2-1 with a 2.17 ERA in 21 relief appearances.
Jason Rogers (Columbus State, Milwaukee Brewers) was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on July 3. Rogers batted .236 in 51 games (21 hits in 89 at-bats) but only .182 in his last 22 at-bats.
He has not played since returning to Colorado Springs.
Josh Lester (Columbus High, Connecticut Tigers, Class A short season, Tigers) played six games with the Gulf Coast League Tigers, a rookie league team, before being promoted.
With Connecticut, the third baseman is batting .320 in seven games (eight hits in 25 at-bats). In 13 games as a pro, he is batting .354 (17 hits in 48 at-bats) with two homers and 13 RBIs.
Justin Ellison (Hardaway High, Gulf Coast League Braves, Rookie League, Braves) is batting .294 in nine games (10 hits in 34 at-bats). The outfielder has two doubles and five RBIs.
Rock Rucker (Russell County High, Billings Mustangs, Rookie League, Reds) has not yet pitched. His first start is scheduled for July 9.
Elsewhere in the minors
Nick Jones (CVCC, Arizona League Giants, Rookie League, Giants, second season) is batting just .105 in five games (two hits in 19 at-bats). He has struck out nine times.
Nick Sarianides (CVCC, Visalia Rawhide, High-A California League, Diamondbacks, seventh) is 0-2 with a 1.74 ERA in 32 games. He has 16 saves in 19 chances.
Kyeong Kang (CVCC, Mississippi Braves, Double-A Southern League, Braves, 10th season) is batting .250 in 66 games (51 hits in 204 at-bats).
Matt Taylor (Columbus High, Gulf Coast League Orioles, Rookie League, Orioles, fifth season) has made two starts on a rehab assignment and is 0-1 with a 1.29 ERA.
Taylor was 0-0 with a 5.73 ERA with Frederick Keys in the High A Carolina League when he was struck in the side of the head by a line drive on April 30.
Jordan Weems (Columbus High, Salem Red Sox, High-A Carolina League, Red Sox, fifth season) is batting .262 in 20 games (65 at-bats) with one homer, five doubles and four RBIs. In his last 10, he is batting .281 (9-for-32) with one homer and two RBIs.
Cameron Griffin (Columbus State, Savannah Sand Gnats, Low-A South Atlantic League, Mets, third year) is 0-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 12 games with one save. In his last 10, he is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA.
Bryan Woodall, who spent seven years in the Diamondbacks organization, is now pitching for the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League.
The right-hander has made 10 starts and 16 total appearances this season. He is 1-4 with a 4.40 ERA.
His last start came Tuesday against Long Island. He gave up one run on eight hits with five strikeouts in six innings.
Reggie Abercrombie, who reached the major leagues with both the Marlins and the Astros, is playing for the Sussex County Miners of the Canadian-American Association.
The outfielder is batting .221 in 35 games (136 at-bats). He has three homers, five doubles, two triples and 17 RBIs. In his past 10 games, he is 6-for-38 (.158).
Ty Kelley, who spent four years in the Angels organization, is now pitching for Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks of the American Association.
Kelley is 1-5 with a 3.15 ERA in 20 games, all in relief. He is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in his last three games.
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