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• Right-handed hurler Mitchell Boggs was released Tuesday by Triple-A Charlotte to make room for Henry Rodriguez. Boggs, an offseason free-agent addition by the White Sox, posted a 9.50 ERA over 25 games with the Knights, allowing 64 hits and 17 walks over 36 innings pitched.

• Winston-Salem outfielder Jacob May has been named Carolina League Player of the Week for June 23-29 after hitting .533 (16-for-30) with four doubles, two triples, 12 runs scored and nine stolen bases in seven games. May, 22, ranks third in the Carolina League with 28 stolen bases this season.

• Ventura didn't take long to respond when asked if the Angels' Mike Trout would be the young player he would build a franchise around.

"Yes, he would be the guy. THE guy," Ventura said. "There is not anything that he doesn't do. He can hit anywhere in the important spots in the lineup, play anywhere in the outfield. I don't think there is anybody in the league that does what he does."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.