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Minor League Notes

A few links from around the minor and independent leagues:

Scoreboard | Bradenton Marauders Blow Out Fort Myers in Inaugural Game    

The Class+ Bradenton Marauders won 18-3 in their debut game against Fort Myers, who started 2009 first-rounder Kyle Gibson. Jeremy Farrell homered twice, and Quincy Latimore and Robbie Grossman also homered. Bryan Morris allowed two unearned runs, but it looks like he actually pitched very well--he struck out five batters and walked none.

Scoreboard | Indianapolis Loses to Columbus, 17-4    

Indianapolis was blown out last night, with Vinnie Chulk and Jeremy Powell allowing 13 runs between them, but Pedro Alvarez homered in his first Class AAA game. Brad Lincoln will start tonight.

Revs Unveil Latest Preseason Signings

Former Pirates minor league pitchers Wardell Starling, Brian Holliday and Stephen MacFarland are all in camp for the independent York Revolution. Starling was a former fourth-round draft pick and fringe product; MacFarland was sent from the Bucs to the Giants in the Matt Morris trade.

Ex-Big Leaguer Britton Joins Saltdogs

Reliever Chris Cullen, who was just cut from Pirates minor league camp after pitching for Lynchburg last year, has joined the Lincoln Saltdogs.