Latest Minor league baseball News

Governor asks Major League Baseball to save Ohio farm team

Jan. 18, 2020 12:35 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in a letter sent Friday to the commissioner of Major League Baseball asked that an Ohio minor league team proposed for elimination be saved. DeWine in his letter to Commissioner Rob Manfred cited the history of charitable giving, the more than 4 million fans that...

Red Sox send LHP Hall to Tigers for minor league C Nuñez

Jan. 17, 2020 5:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have acquired left-hander Matt Hall from Detroit for minor league catcher Jhon Nuñez. The 26-year-old Hall made 16 relief appearances for the Tigers last season and five the year before, posting an 0-1 record with a 9.48 ERA in all. A sixth-round draft pick in 2015,...

Yankees trade Tarpley to Marlins for minor leaguer Nelson

Jan. 15, 2020 5:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Stephen Tarpley was traded from the New York Yankees to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday for third baseman James Nelson and $50,000 payable on Feb. 15. Tarpley was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Saturday to clear a roster spot when outfielder Brett Gardner's contract...

Angels acquire pitcher Matt Andriese from Diamondbacks

Jan. 14, 2020 5:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired relief pitcher Matt Andriese from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league pitcher Jeremy Beasley. The 30-year-old Andriese is a five-year big league veteran who has spent the past 1 1/2 seasons with the D-backs after being traded by the Tampa Bay Rays...

Cardinals acquire OF Dean from Marlins for prospect Burgos

Jan. 14, 2020 3:48 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Outfielder Austin Dean was acquired Tuesday by the St. Louis Cardinals from the Miami Marlins or 18-year-old minor league outfielder Diowill Burgos. Dean, who was designated for assignment by the Marlins last week, batted .225 for them in 64 games last year and hit .337 with 18 home runs...

Athletics acquire infielder/outfielder Tony Kemp from Cubs

Jan. 13, 2020 5:21 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tony Kemp, a left-handed-hitting infielder and outfielder, was acquired by the Oakland Athletics from the Chicago Cubs on Monday for minor league infielder Alfonso Rivas. The versatile Kemp began last season with Houston, where he played from 2016-2018. On Monday, Astros manager AJ...

Smith, Herrmann agree to minor league deals with Rays

Jan. 13, 2020 4:04 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Catchers Kevan Smith and Chris Herrmann have agreed to minor league contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays and will report to major league spring training. The team also announced minor league deals Monday with outfielder Ryan LaMarre and right-handed pitcher Aaron Slegers and lefty...

Nationals prospect Fausto Segura dies at 23

Jan. 13, 2020 2:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals say pitching prospect Fausto Segura has died. He was 23. The team announced the news in a statement Monday. ESPN Deportes reported that Segura died in a traffic accident Sunday night in his hometown of Barahona, Dominican Republic. The right-hander signed a contract with...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant watches his three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Chicago. Bryant avoided arbitration with the Cubs, agreeing Friday, Jan. 10, 2010, to an $18.6 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Cubs, star Kris Bryant agree to $18.6 million, 1-year deal

Jan. 11, 2020 12:13 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Third baseman Kris Bryant avoided arbitration with the Chicago Cubs, agreeing Friday to an $18.6 million, one-year contract. The Cubs also avoided arbitration with their other five eligible players, agreeing to one-year deals with star shortstop Javier Báez ($10 million), All-Star...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Jose Martinez watches his two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired Martinez from St. Louis in a trade that sends left-hander Matthew Liberatore, one of the club’s top minor league pitching prospects, to the Cardinals. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Rays acquire Martinez from Cardinals for pitching prospect

Jan. 9, 2020 11:35 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman-designated hitter Jose Martinez from St. Louis in a trade that sends left-hander Matthew Liberatore, one of the club’s top minor league pitching prospects, to the Cardinals. In addition to addressing the need for a...