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Arrieta finding his groove

News and notes from Monday in the minors

Updated: August 25, 2009, 4:37 PM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus

Figuring things out

Jake Arrieta, RHP, Orioles (Triple-A Norfolk)
Monday's stats: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K
While Chris Tillman had no problems adjusting to Triple-A and Brian Matusz skipped the level entirely, that's hardly the norm. For Arrieta, there's been a definite adjustment period, as his ERA was near five after his first 11 starts for the Tides. Since then, he's begun to find a groove, allowing just five runs over 26 innings in his past four starts. He'll be a big part of the Orioles' plans in 2010.

Movin' on up

Todd Frazier, 2B/LF (Triple-A Louisville)
Monday's stats: 2-for-3, 2 2B, RBI, 2 BB, K, SB
With the Cincinnati roster looking more and more like a M*A*S*H unit of late, Frazier took one step closer to the big leagues over the weekend with a promotion to Triple-A. Following his first International League home run on Sunday, Frazier had a more well-rounded big game Monday night, and he's now reached base six times in three contests with all three of his hits going for extra bases. After playing second base in his first two games for the Bats, he played left field Monday, but the Reds can use help pretty much everywhere at this point.

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