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Boggs, Rzepczynski making progress in Minors

Boggs, Rzepczynski making progress in Minors

CHICAGO -- Recently demoted reliever Mitchell Boggs made his first appearance with Triple-A Memphis on Sunday. He worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless inning and struck out two in the outing.

Boggs was sent to Memphis after struggling yet again during a two-batter outing on Thursday. The Cardinals have instructed Memphis manager Ron "Pop" Warner to find regular opportunities for Boggs to pitch out of the Memphis 'pen.

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The same directive was given regarding the use of Marc Rzepczynski, whose demotion preceded Boggs' by a few days. Since joining the Triple-A team, Rzepczynski has made three appearances. He gave up two runs in his first outing but has followed that up with 3 1/3 scoreless frames since.

"It sounds like they're getting some things going in a good direction," manager Mike Matheny said of the pair.

Some other items of note from the Cardinals' farm system:

• After opening the season with an 18-game stay at Class A Advanced Palm Beach, outfielder James Ramsey has been promoted to Double-A Springfield (Mo.). Ramsey, the No. 23 overall selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, hit .361 with eight extra-base hits at Palm Beach.

• First baseman Xavier Scruggs was named the Texas League Player of the Week (April 29 - May 5) after going 7-for-13 with four homers, 10 RBIs and five runs scored during that weeklong stretch. He currently ranks second in the Texas League in home runs (nine) and third with 22 RBIs.

• Right-hander Tyrell Jenkins, ranked by MLB.com as the organization's fifth-best prospect, received Midwest League Pitcher of the Week honors in recognition of the three-hit shutout Jenkins threw on Sunday. He walked one and struck out five in what was his first victory of the season.

• Eduardo Sanchez was activated from the Triple-A disabled list and made a two-thirds-inning appearance for Memphis on Monday. Sanchez allowed one run on two hits and a walk in the outing. Sanchez was placed on the DL in mid-April with an arm injury.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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