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MLB Notes: Local players taken in MLB Draft

Hunter Wells, a West Valley graduate, was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 23rd round. (Richard W. Rodriguez / Associated Press)
Hunter Wells, a West Valley graduate, was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 23rd round. (Richard W. Rodriguez / Associated Press)
From staff and wire reports

Several players from local colleges were selected on day three of the MLB Draft in Seaucas, New Jersey on Saturday.

Washington State junior pitcher Ian Hamilton was snagged by the Chicago White Sox in the 11th round, going No. 326 overall. Layne Bruner, a junior left-handed pitcher for the Cougars, was selected in the 18th round by the Baltimore Orioles and Trek Stemp, a redshirt junior second baseman, was taken by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 29th round.

Gonzaga had four drafted on day three, pushing the Zags’ total number of drafted players to six, a program best. Wyatt Mills, a junior pitcher and Gonzaga Prep product, was selected in the 17th round by Tampa Bay. Senior first baseman Taylor Jones was taken in the 19th round by the Houston Astros, junior pitcher Hunter Wells, a West Valley High School graduate, was picked up in the 23rd round by the Miami Marlins and sophomore pitcher Gage Burland from East Valley High School was selected in the 26th round by the New York Yankees.

Casey Legumina, a Gonzaga commit from Chandler, Arizona, was taken in the 25th round by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Junior pitcher Brandon Bailey and senior catcher Joey Harris were taken on the second day, with Bailey going to Oakland in the sixth round and Harris falling to Washington in the ninth round.

Evan Douglas, a sophomore at Spokane CC and former Shadle Park star, was taken in the 40th round by the Miami Marlins.

Clearing the bases

The San Diego Padres placed right-hander Andrew Cashner on the 15-day disabled list with a strained neck and recalled righty Erik Johnson from Single-A Lake Elsinore. Johnson will make his Padres debut Saturday against Colorado after being acquired last weekend in a deal that sent righty James Shields to the Chicago White Sox. … The Pittsburgh Pirates put catcher Francisco Cervelli on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a broken left hand that is expected to sideline him four to six weeks. The Pirates also acquired backup catcher Erik Kratz from the Los Angeles Angels for $20,000, payable by June 30. Cervelli left Friday night’s game against St. Louis after breaking his hamate bone on a swing. He had surgery Saturday. … The Colorado Rockies placed closer Jake McGee on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained MCL in his left knee a day after he blew a save in the ninth. McGee surrendered a three-run homer to San Diego’s Wil Myers on Friday night in a 7-5 loss. He had an MRI on Saturday morning. The left-handed McGee has converted 15 of 18 save opportunities this season. … Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes has a broken bone above his left knee that’s expected to require six to eight weeks to heal, raising doubt about whether the struggling right-hander will return this season. An MRI test on Hughes revealed an impaction fracture on his femur, a tiny crack caused by a line drive by Miami’s J.T. Realmuto that hit him Thursday. … The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed infielder-outfielder Chris Owings on the 15-day disabled list with a foot injury. Owings had sat out the last four games with the injury, diagnosed as plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

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