Third baseman, Class A High Desert Mavericks
Selected in the fourth round of the 2012 draft out of Rutgers University, Kivlehan is tearing up Cal League pitching. Going into the weekend, the hard-hitting third baseman was hitting .318 (28 for 88) with eight homers and 23 runs batted in and a 1.031 on-base plus slugging percentage. Kivlehan had back-to-back two-homer games and was named the California League player of the week. After playing football for four years for the Scarlet Knights, he walked on to the baseball team as a senior and was named the Big East player of the year.
Ex-Mariner of the week
Starting pitcher, Chicago White Sox
After designating him for assignment, the Mariners traded the talented but ineffective Noesi to the Rangers on April 12 for a player to be named. Noesi’s stay with Texas was short. He made three appearances, giving up 11 runs in 51 / 3 innings pitched for an 11.81 earned-run average. In his last outing for the Rangers against the White Sox, he allowed seven runs on seven hits in the ninth inning of a 16-2 loss. Oddly, the White Sox claimed Noesi off of waivers on Friday a day after the Rangers designated him for assignment.