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Minor League Ball daily notes, March 25, 2016

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Dave Stewart and Zack Greinke
Dave Stewart and Zack Greinke
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Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, welcome to today's edition of Minor League Ball daily notes. For March 25, 2016, here are some baseball links and prospect news tidbits for your edification and amusement.

****Brett Ballantini at had an interview with Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart yesterday.  Stewart discussed the Zack Greinke signing, and there's a can't-miss comment about Tyler Clippard and his fly ball rate.

****Detroit Tigers lefty David Norris will open 2016 on the disabled list with a back injury, notes Michael Bradburn at MLB Daily Dish. This opens up potential innings for Matt Boyd, Buck Farmer, and Shane Greene.

****Ray Guilfoyle at FakeTeams discusses fantasy players to avoid. Ray also looks at five bullpen pitchers with a chance to take the closer role for their respective clubs at some point in the year.

****Steven Martano at Beyond the Boxscore looks at Cuban players who played against the Rays on Tuesday who could see the majors at some point.

****Matthew Kory at Fangraphs writes about NFL concussion research and the potential impact on MLB.

****Ben Badler at Baseball America began his 2015 international class reviews today. The intro is here. Scouting reports for players from the American League Central are here (subscription required).

****Marc Normandin looks at five Red Sox prospects to watch in 2016.