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• Class A Winston-Salem right-hander Nick Blount and center fielder Adam Engel will join manager Tommy Thompson as part of the Melbourne Aces in the Australian Baseball League, which runs from Nov. 7, 2014, to Jan. 25, 2015. Joey DeMichele and Jacob May took part in this league last winter.

• Andy Wilkins continued feasting on International League pitching on Monday night with a double, a home run and five RBIs in Triple-A Charlotte's 17-4 victory over Gwinnett. Wilkins leads the league in home runs (29), RBIs (82), extra-base hits (65) and total bases (260), and ranks second in doubles (35), slugging percentage (.573) and OPS (.914).

• Carlos Rodon, the White Sox top pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and the third selection overall, made his debut for Charlotte on Tuesday. He is the only member of the 2014 Draft class to reach Triple-A this season.

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.