Latest Minor league baseball News

Byron Buxton returns to CF for the Twins. Knee trouble kept him from playing defense for 554 days

Feb. 27, 2024 18:47 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Byron Buxton patrolled center field for the Minnesota Twins for the first time in 554 days. Healthy after two consecutive seasons ended with knee surgeries, the 2022 All-Star made his spring training debut at bat and, most importantly, in the field as the...

Twins acquire outfielder Manuel Margot in 3-player trade with Dodgers, who add Kiké Hernández

Feb. 26, 2024 18:57 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired outfielder Manuel Margot, minor league shortstop Rayne Doncon and cash on Monday from the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league shortstop Noah Miller. In conjunction with the trade, the Dodgers announced a $4 million, one-year contract...

College baseball notebook: North's 2 slams and 10 RBIs highlight of Creighton's high-scoring start

Feb. 26, 2024 12:08 PM EST

Ben North only wanted to hit a couple sacrifice flies. He ended up with a couple grand slams. Creighton's North turned in one of the eye-popping performances of the first two weeks of the college baseball season when he homered with the bases loaded in his first two at-bats against...

Catcher Austin Nola signs $975,000 deal with Royals to provide depth behind Salvador Perez

Feb. 23, 2024 12:25 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed Austin Nola to a one-year contract Friday, adding a veteran catcher to provide some insurance behind Salvador Perez alongside young backup Freddie Fermin. Nola gets a $975,000 salary while in the major leagues and $175,000 while...

Infielder Yu Chang signs minor league contract with Tampa Bay Rays

Feb. 20, 2024 09:10 AM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Infielder Yu Chang has signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. The club announced the deal, which includes an invitation to major league spring training camp, on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Chang has played all four infield...

All Sacramento State's Matt Masciangelo can do is say ouch and laugh after getting plunked 8 times

Feb. 19, 2024 15:46 PM EST

It was a bruising opening weekend for Sacramento State's Matt Masciangelo. The Hornets' junior left fielder was hit by pitch on eight of his first nine plate appearances against Loyola Marymount. “I’ll take it — any way I can get on base for the team,”...

ECU baseball player appears in game with prosthetic leg after boating accident

Feb. 19, 2024 14:50 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina sophomore Parker Byrd appeared in Friday's season-opening win against Rider with a prosthetic leg after having part of his right leg amputated following a 2022 boating accident. The school said Byrd is believed to be the first NCAA Division I...

Giants sign pitcher Austin Warren to 1-year contract

Feb. 14, 2024 23:26 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Free-agent pitcher Austin Warren has signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants. The team announced the deal Wednesday as spring training began in Scottsdale, Arizona. Warren went 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA in two games for the Los Angeles...

Pirates announce deals with former All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal and left-hander Josh Fleming

Feb. 14, 2024 12:48 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates announced one-year contracts with two-time All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal and left-hander Josh Fleming as the team started spring training on Wednesday. Grandal gets a $2.5 million salary and Fleming receives a split contract calling...

Rintaro Sasaki, projected No. 1 pick in Japanese pro draft, decides to play baseball at Stanford

Feb. 13, 2024 21:38 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Japanese high school baseball star Rintaro Sasaki has signed a national letter of intent to play at Stanford in 2025, the school announced Tuesday night. Sasaki will graduate in March from Hanamaki-Higashi High School, the school that produced major league...