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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.

Brewers sign Gio Gonzalez

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Milwaukee Brewers have signed Gio Gonzalez. Gonzalez will get a $2 million base salary with $2 million in potential performance bonuses.

Gonzalez was excellent for the Brewers down the stretch last season, posting a 2.13 ERA over his final five regular season starts. While it’s not likely he can replicate that, given how terrible Milwaukee’s rotation has been thus far — they have a 5.74 ERA as a group this season — he can’t hurt.

Not a bad landing pad for a guy who had to settle for a minor league deal with the Yankees before being released over the weekend.