Summer Roundup: June 8

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Major Leagues
*The New York Times wrote about Paul Molitor and the Twins this past weekend.
*Glen Perkins has converted all 21 of his save attempts.
*The MLB Draft runs June 8-10.

Minor Leagues
*Alec Crawford made his season debut June 3 for the Colorado Rockies' Class A Asheville Tourists. He pitched a scoreless inning that day, and struck out the only batter he faced the next day.
Seth Rosin made two appearances for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies' Triple-A affiliate) since the last update. He went 1 1/3 with one hit June 4, and one inning with a run, a hit and two strikeouts June 7.
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Northwoods League
*See the full list of Gophers' NWL teams here to check for complete stats and updates.
*Dan Motl (Willmar Stingers) is batting .359 to lead his team and all Gophers in the Northwoods League (minimum of 2.7 plate appearances per team game). He hit 3-for-4 with two runs and a walk June 3, and 2-for-3 with three runs, an RBI, two walks and a double June 5.
*Eddie Estrada, also playing for Willmar, debuted Sunday following the conclusion of his high school season. He batted 3-for-4 with a double as the designated hitter.
*Lance Thonvold struck out two and allowed one hit in two innings in his first appearance for the La Crosse Loggers.
*Matt Fiedler (Rochester Honkers) struck out five in two innings on June 4.
*Jordan Jess has eight strikeouts in 4 1/3 shutout innings this season.
*Toby Hanson (St. Cloud Rox) went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a walk June 4.
*Tyler Hanson (Willmar) notched a victory on June 5 with 5 2/3 innings pitched, four hits, one run, one walk and four strikeouts. He is hitting .296.
*Alex Boxwell is hitting .318 with 12 runs and eight RBIs for the Waterloo Bucks.

Midwest Collegiate League
*Micah Coffey has been leading off and playing shortstop for the Joliet Admirals. He is batting .565 in five games with a .696 slugging percentage.

Past Roundup Entries
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