Latest Minor league baseball News

Team criticized for Spicer throwing out pitch on Pride Night

Jul. 20, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A decision to have President Trump's former communications director Sean Spicer throw out the first pitch at a Rhode Island minor league baseball game on "Pride Night at the Ballpark" is getting pushback. Some fans said on Twitter they felt Spicer's appearance Friday night at the...

3 minor leaguers suspended for positive drug tests

Jul. 19, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota pitcher Jesus Medina, Arizona shortstop Teofilo Mendez and free agent pitcher Wandy Moya have been suspended 72 games each under baseball's minor league drug program following positive tests for the performance-enhancing drug Stanozolol. Medina, a 17-year-old right-hander, was 0-2...

Rays' Brosseau goes from undrafted to middle of MLB lineup

Jul. 18, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Mike Brosseau was a college graduate surrounded by teenagers on minor league backfields in Florida. His batting gloves were tattered, his cleats falling apart and his bank account essentially empty. This week, he was batting third at Yankee Stadium, facing a Cy Young Award...

Nationals' bullpen collapse gives Orioles 9-2 victory

Jul. 18, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — After watching starter Erick Fedde dominate the Baltimore Orioles for six innings, the last thing Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez wanted to do was turn to his ineffective bullpen to finish the game. Unfortunately, Martinez had no choice. And, not surprisingly, a one-run lead...

Montgomery reunited with Duffy in return to Royals

Jul. 16, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Montgomery and Danny Duffy are being reunited on a pitching staff for Kansas City for the first time since 2011, when they were highly regarded left-handers in the Royals' minor league system. Montgomery was traded to Kansas City by the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs for...

Indians option Bobby Bradley, recall Zach Plesac to start

Jul. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have optioned first baseman Bobby Bradley to Triple-A Columbus and recalled right-hander Zach Plesac to start Tuesday night against Detroit. Bradley, who was called up on June 22, batted .178 with one home run and struck out 20 times in 45 at-bats in 15 games. He was...

Freeman, Fried power scorching hot Braves past Brewers, 4-2

Jul. 16, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One pitch was all Freddie Freeman needed to power the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight victory. The left-handed slugger sent an offering from Milwaukee Brewers starter Adrian Houser deep to center field to bring home three of the Braves' four runs in a 4-2 win Monday night. "We've...

Dodgers beat Red Sox in 12 innings on Muncy's RBI walk

Jul. 15, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The World Series weekend rematch added a flashback to last fall's epic Game 3. Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single during a three-run 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 early Monday morning in another late-night showdown of...

Royals trade right-hander Bailey to A's for prospect

Jul. 14, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals traded Homer Bailey to the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell on Sunday after scratching the veteran right-hander about 45 minutes before his scheduled start of their series finale against Detroit. The 33-year-old Bailey has rebounded...

Rays hit 6 HRs, beat Orioles 12-4 after losing opener 2-1

Jul. 13, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Limited to just one measly run by the Baltimore Orioles in the opener of a split doubleheader, the Tampa Bay Rays cranked up the offense to earn a satisfying split. Michael Brosseau and Nate Lowe each hit two of Tampa Bay's season-high six home runs, and the Rays pounded out a 12-4 victory...