Astros prospect Mark Appel

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Houston Astros' Mark Appel throws in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Houston

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In one of the stranger baseball stories we've heard this season, several Houston Astros players have anonymously expressed displeasure to the media over the fact that Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft, was promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi on Saturday despite posting a 9.74 ERA and 1.92 WHIP in 44 1/3 innings at High-A Lancaster.
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