Latest Minor league baseball News

Ohio governor not happy with plan to cut minor league teams

Dec. 7, 2019 10:43 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor isn't a fan of of Major League Baseball's proposal to drop 42 minor league teams from their leagues after next season. Republican Mike DeWine, who along with his family owns a Class A team in North Carolina, said eliminating teams would take away affordable opportunities...

Padres get Pham, Cronenworth from Rays for Renfroe

Dec. 7, 2019 1:46 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — General manager A.J. Preller continued to remake the San Diego Padres' outfield, and added an intriguing two-way player as well. Preller acquired outfielder Tommy Pham and infielder-pitcher Jake Cronenworth from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday for outfielder Hunter Renfroe, minor league...

North by Northwest: Minor league hires prez with proper name

Dec. 6, 2019 7:57 PM EST

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — The short-season Northwest League has named a new president with a most fitting name for the post: North Johnson. The Class A loop made the announcement Friday, appointing the longtime minor league executive. "I was literally born to have this job," Johnson kidded in an email to The...

Cubs agree to 1-year contract with reliever Winkler

Dec. 6, 2019 6:21 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and reliever Dan Winkler agreed Friday to a one-year contract that pays $750,000 in the majors. The 29-year-old right-hander is 8-2 with two saves and a 3.68 ERA in 117 relief appearances over five seasons with Atlanta. He was 3-1 with a 4.98 ERA in 27 outings for the Braves...

Hoyt has $608,500 salary in majors as part of Indians deal

Dec. 5, 2019 7:51 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Right-hander James Hoyt has a salary of $608,500 in the major leagues as part of his contract with the Cleveland Indians and $156,000 while in the minors. Hoyt agreed to the deal Wednesday, two days after he was removed from the 40-man roster when Cleveland failed to offer a 2020 contract...

Mets acquire Marisnick from Astros for pair of prospects

Dec. 5, 2019 4:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Jake Marisnick was acquired by the New York Mets from the Houston Astros on Thursday for two prospects -- left-hander Blake Taylor and outfielder Kenedy Corona. Marisnick is an excellent defender with speed but hasn't hit well in the majors. He could play center field and allow...

Angels get Dylan Bundy from O's for 4 pitchers

Dec. 4, 2019 8:35 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired right-hander Dylan Bundy from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday in a trade for four minor league pitchers. The 27-year-old Bundy has been a durable starter with a nasty slider for the past four seasons with the Orioles, who chose him with the fourth...

Pirates manager Shelton bringing energy, optimism to new job

Dec. 4, 2019 5:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton's garage is clean, the byproduct of the Pittsburgh Pirates' drawn out managerial hiring process, one that took extended after the club fired general manager Neal Huntington in late October. A 49-year-old baseball lifer who spent last season as the bench coach for the...

Treinen, Sanchez, Russell, Sánchez become free agents

Dec. 3, 2019 4:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former All-Stars Blake Treinen, Aaron Sanchez and Addison Russell were among 56 players who became free agents along with current Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sánchez when their teams declined to offer 2020 contracts Monday rather than make them eligible for salary arbitration....

Marlins acquire infielders Jonathan Villar and Jesús Aguilar

Dec. 3, 2019 12:27 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The perennially thrifty Miami Marlins opened their purse strings Monday and added some speed and power to an offense that ranked last in the National League in runs and homers this year. Miami acquired infielder Jonathan Villar from the Baltimore Orioles for minor league left-hander Easton...