Latest Minor league baseball News

Sean Kazmar makes it back to majors after 13-year absence

Apr. 17, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Sean Kazmar Jr. grounded into a double play — and sounded overjoyed. “Definitely everything and then some,” he said. “What an amazing feeling.” While Kazmar and the Atlanta Braves lost to the Chicago Cubs 13-4, his pinch-hit...

Royals trade Heath to D-Backs for minor league pitcher

Apr. 17, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals traded outfielder Nick Heath, who had been designated for assignment earlier in the week, to the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league pitcher Eduardo Herrera on Saturday. The 27-year-old Heath, a speedster with a spotty...

Consistency of starting rotation carrying Brewers early

Apr. 15, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes always sensed the Milwaukee Brewers were on the verge of producing an exceptional starting rotation. It just took some time to put it all together. Burnes now is the hottest pitcher in a rotation that has produced a...

MLB will have minor league experiment with moving back mound

Apr. 14, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball wants to see if moving back the pitcher's mound will increase offense. MLB will experiment with a 12-inch greater distance between the mound and home plate during a portion of the Atlantic League season in an effort to decrease...

Tennessee eyes 2-week tax holiday for restaurants, groceries

Apr. 13, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is proposing a $100 million, two-week sales tax holiday on restaurants, bars and groceries, as his administration looks to divvy up hundreds of millions of dollars in extra spending due to better-than-expected revenues during the COVID-19...

Chapman homers, A's beat MadBum and Diamondbacks 9-5

Apr. 13, 2021 02:25 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Oakland has recovered quite nicely from its 0-6 start to the season. Matt Chapman homered among his three hits, Jed Lowrie added two hits and three RBIs, and the Athletics roughed up Madison Bumgarner in a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on...

Stats pioneer Bill James: Don't blame us for boring baseball

Apr. 09, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The analytics crowd isn't accepting blame for baseball's big slowdown. “I plead not guilty,” statistics pioneer Bill James said on Friday. “I don’t have nothin’ to do with this.” As baseball games get longer and less...

Free agent P Carpenter banned 1 year for drug violation

Apr. 09, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent pitcher David Carpenter has been suspended for one year for violating the minor league joint drug prevention and treatment program. A person familiar with the matter said Carpenter's ban was for refusing to take a test. The person spoke to The...

Homers, happy: Twins welcome fans back with 10-2 win vs. M's

Apr. 08, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins welcomed their fans back to the ballpark by hitting like they wanted to give them all souvenirs. Though Target Field was at coronavirus-limited capacity, the Twins played like the place was full. Mitch Garver,...

Infielder Rougned Odor traded from Rangers to Yankees

Apr. 07, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Infielder Rougned Odor was traded Tuesday from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees for minor league outfielders Antonio Cabello and Josh Stowers. The 27-year-old Odor did not make the Rangers’ opening day roster and was designated for assignment...