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Rays prospects and winter leagues: Franco hits offseason homer

The biggest minor league news wasn’t in Arizona last week but off the field. Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper reported on MLB’s stunning proposal to reshape the minor leagues. It’s important to note that it’s part of an ongoing negotiation, so the changes described aren’t guaranteed to take place. However, even changes that aren’t quite that drastic would change hundreds of careers and dozens of communities.

This week: 1 AB, 1 K
Offseason: 1 AB, .000/.000/.000

Aranda only batted twice for his offseason club last year, so he’s already halfway there.

This week: 9 AB, 1 R, 1 H, 4 BB, 4 K, 1/1 SB
Offseason: 72 AB, .