Utahns in baseball: Former Ute Stephen Fife and former BYU slugger Matt Carson each placed on DL

Published: Sunday, May 25 2014 11:25 p.m. MDT

Buck is just 2-of-16 at the plate since boosting his batting average to .300 on May 4. He’s batting .222 on the year, with a pair of RBIs. He also has a .300 on-base percentage.

C.J. Cron (Utah), Los Angeles Angels: Cron had three hits and one RBI in 12 at-bats during the week. Cron went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI to help lead the Angels to a 6-1 win over Kansas City on Friday. He picked up another hit on Sunday, while drawing two walks.

After a sizzling start to the season, the former Ute cooled to below .300 for the first time since his promotion to the majors after Monday’s game against Houston, but raised it back to .302 after Sunday’s contest.

Jeremy Guthrie (BYU), Kansas City Royals: Guthrie allowed three hits, two walks and one run in seven innings, but was left without a decision in Kansas City’s 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.

Guthrie has pitched at least seven innings in three of his last four starts. He’s 2-3, with a 4.39 ERA and 1.19 WHIP (walks and hits per inning) this season.


Matt Carson (BYU), Columbus (Cleveland Indians): Carson had two hits in 15 at-bats for the Clippers this past week. The BYU alum also stole two bases during the week.

However, Carson left Columbus’ game Saturday with a left ankle sprain. He was placed on the minor league seven-day disabled list with that injury on Sunday.

Stephen Fife (Utah), Albuquerque (Los Angeles Dodgers): Fife did not pitch this week. Fife was officially placed on the seven-day disabled list Sunday morning with right forearm tightness, retroactive to May 23. The former Ute has not pitched since May 10.

Brandon Lyon (Taylorsville H.S.), Salt Lake (Los Angeles Angels): Lyon pitched a perfect frame for Salt Lake Monday night before opting for free agency before Salt Lake’s game on Tuesday.

The Utahn was 0-6 with the Bees, with a 4.08 ERA in 17 2/3 innings. He made 20 appearances for Salt Lake, and opposing hitters were batting .398 against the righty this season.


Tyson Brummett (Spanish Fork H.S.), Chattanooga (Los Angeles Dodgers): Brummett allowed eight hits and four runs (three earned), but picked up his fourth win of the season as Chattanooga defeated Mississippi 15-4 on Thursday. Brummett also struck out five in the win.

The righty improved to 4-3, with a 1.66 ERA on the year. The four runs were the most he’s allowed in a start this season. He’s also allowed three earned runs in each of his last two starts.

Parker Morin (Utah), Northwest Arkansas (Kansas City Royals): Morin remains on the seven-day disabled list. The catcher has not played since May 12. He’s batting .211 on the year, with three doubles and six RBIs with the Naturals.

Braeden Schlehuber (Viewmont H.S.), Mississippi (Atlanta Braves): Schlehuber had two hits and two RBIs in 10 at-bats over the week. The Bountiful native hit an RBI single and drove in another run on a bases-loaded hit by pitch in the Braves’ 6-3 loss to Chattanooga on Saturday.

He’s batting .231, with two home runs and 14 RBIs this season.

Matt Spring (Dixie State), Portland (Boston Red Sox): Spring had two hits, including a double, in six at-bats for the Sea Dogs during the week. The Dixie State product is batting .191 on the year.

Keenyn Walker (Judge Memorial H.S.), Birmingham (Chicago White Sox): Walker had three hits, one RBI, four runs scored and five stolen bases in 18 at-bats. In a 4-3 win over Pensacola Thursday, Walker drew a walk in the seventh inning before stealing second and third base, and then scored the go-ahead run to help Birmingham get the victory.

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