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Schafer Comes to Life at Colorado Springs; Norris Returns to Orioles

Schafer Comes to Life at Colorado Springs; Norris Returns to Orioles

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Former Cal Poly outfielder Logan Schafer has come to life after a slow start for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Schafer (pictured at right), who has played off and on for the last five seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, including 134 games in 2013, was sent down to Colorado Springs on May 6.

After a 2-for-25 start in Triple-A, Schafer homered against Memphis on May 15, produced a pair of two-hit games against Salt Lake on May 23-24 and went 3-for-6 against Las Vegas on May 27.

He also went 3-for-4 against Fresno on June 4 and 2-for-4 against Omaha on June 7. Hitting .121 on May 16, Schafer has bumped his average up to .233 for the Pacific Coast League's Sky Sox with six multiple-hit games.

Meanwhile, outfielder Nick Torres is hitting at a .323 clip for the Fort Wayne TinCaps. He went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI against Beloit on June 4 and has gone 16-for-38 (.421) over his last 10 games (through June 7), lifting his average 24 points.

Right-handed pitcher Bud Norris, on the disabled list due to bronchitis, returned to Baltimore after three rehab starts and earned the win against Cleveland on Sunday, allowing one run and four hits over five innings with seven strikeouts.

Jeff Johnson, another right-handed pitcher, continues to pitch well for the Akron RubberDucks in the Double-A Eastern League. After going 12 appearances without allowing a run, Johnson gave up an earned run in 1 2/3 innings for the loss against Altoona on May 14 but has picked up five saves in his last seven appearances (seven scoreless innings). He has eight saves and an 0.43 ERA.

Chase Johnson is 2-2 with a 2.80 ERA for the San Jose Giants in the California League.

Kevin Correia was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a major-league contract Monday and is expected to join the club in Cincinnati. Correia, 34,  signed a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants in April and was 0-1 with a 3.58 ERA at Sacramento this season.

Since 2003, Correia has spent time with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres and Giants. He has a 76-95 record and 4.59 ERA in 353 career MLB games -- 216 starts.

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