Before this season, Shaffer had never registered a multi-homer game, but a promotion to Durham has reinvigorated his power. He homered twice in his Bulls debut on May 24 and squeezed in two more dingers before Friday's onslaught. He has launched seven homers in less than three weeks playing for Triple-A Durham.
The Rays drafted Shaffer in the first round of the 2012 Draft out of Clemson and it seems likely that his Minor League career is coming to an end. He has 48 homers and 204 RBIs in his professional career.
Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.