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Biggio’s son among familiar names called on Day 2 of draft

Notre Dame second baseman Cavan Biggio, son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was among the familiar names called on the third day of the draft. (Bradley Leeb / Associated Press)
Notre Dame second baseman Cavan Biggio, son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was among the familiar names called on the third day of the draft. (Bradley Leeb / Associated Press)
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Cavan Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was among some familiar names called during the second day of the Major League Baseball draft.

The younger Biggio, an infielder from Notre Dame, was selected by Toronto in the fifth round on Friday. He hit .311 with four home runs and 28 RBIs while starting all 54 games for the Irish this season as a junior.

Rafael Palmeiro’s son Preston, a first baseman for North Carolina State, was drafted in the seventh round by Baltimore.

After the first two rounds and lottery picks were selected Thursday night at MLB Network studios, the draft resumed with rounds 3-10 via conference calls with the teams. Rounds 11-40 will be held Saturday, also with conference calls, to wrap up the three-day event.

California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak was the No. 1 overall pick by Philadelphia.

Two Gonzaga baseball players were selected on the second day of the MLB Draft.

Junior starting pitcher Brandon Bailey was selected by the Oakland Athletics 172nd overall (sixth round) and senior catcher Joey Harris was picked by the Washington Nationals 274th overall (ninth round).

Cole, Cervelli leave with injuries

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole left Friday night’s game with the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning with right triceps tightness. Catcher Francisco Cervelli left after the next inning with a sore right hand.

Cole was removed after giving up a leadoff single to Matt Carpenter. He was relieved by AJ Schugel after not allowing a run in two-plus innings. He gave up two hits and one walk while walking three.

Cervelli left after swinging at the first pitch of his at-bat from Michael Wacha.

Chris Stewart pinch-hit for Cervelli and remained in the game at catcher.

Clearing the bases

The Atlanta Braves recalled infielder Jace Peterson from Triple-A Gwinnett to fill the roster spot created when Kelly Johnson was traded to the New York Mets. … The Reds placed center fielder Billy Hamilton on the seven-day concussion list, opening a spot so right-hander Anthony DeSclafani could start the first game of a series against the Oakland Athletics. … The Philadelphia Phillies placed right-hander Vince Velasquez on the 15-day disabled list with a right biceps strain two days after the starter was pulled in the first inning. … The Milwaukee Brewers placed outfielder Domingo Santana on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow soreness before Friday’s game against the New York Mets, who activated recently acquired utility man Kelly Johnson. … The Minnesota Twins placed right-handed relievers Phil Hughes and Trevor May on the 15-day disabled list. … The struggling Chicago White Sox continued to shake up their roster, calling up top prospect Tim Anderson from the minors. Struggling veteran Jimmy Rollins was designated for assignment. … Chris Parmelee is expected to miss at least a month after becoming the latest New York Yankees first baseman to get injured.

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