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Rays prospect Brent Honeywell suspended four games for “disciplinary reasons”

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Rays pitching prospect Brent Honeywell has been suspended four games for “disciplinary reasons,” Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. It’s unclear exactly what Honeywell did to warrant the suspension.

Honeywell, 22, was taken by the Rays in the second round of the 2014 draft. MLB Pipeline currently ranks him as the Rays’ No. 1 prospect and No. 14 overall in baseball. The right-hander has spent most of his season with Triple-A Durham, posting a 3.80 ERA with a 147/31 K/BB ratio in 118 1/3 innings.

Honeywell is a potential promotion candidate when rosters expand on September 1. It is also unclear if his suspension impacts those chances.

Angels hire Brad Ausmus as special assistant to the GM

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have hired former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, managed the Tigers for four seasons, accruing a 314-332 (.486) record. The Tigers fired him after the 2017 season and hired former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in his place.

Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations of players in the Angels’ system, amateurs, and players in other organizations.