Shortstop Anthony Hewitt will receive a signing bonus in the neighborhood of $1.4 million, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. The signing means all five of their first five picks are in the nest.
Hewitt, 19, was taken 24th overall and is expected to be moved to third base. According to the report, he will be in Philadelphia this weekend for interviews and will take batting practice with the big club.
Tracy honored: Lehigh Valley’s Andy Tracy was named batter of the week in the International League after going 13-for-25 (.520) scoring 10, homering twice, walking seven times and knocking in six. According to the Morning Call, the seven-game streak is part of a 42-game stretch in which the 34-year-old, who was hitting .226 on May 13, hit .396 with seven homers and 29 RBIs. The first baseman, who bats from the left side, is second in the league with a .411 on-base percentage.
Donald dinged up: Jason Donald missed his fourth straight game with a hamstring pull, but is expected back in Reading’s lineup tonight, according to the team Web site. Without Donald, and also Greg Golson, who's nursing a wrist injury, the team pulled off their biggest comeback in 10 years yesterday, coming from seven down and scoring 12 unanswered to beat New Britain 13-8.