Latest Minor league baseball News

Minor pitches Rangers past Twins for 6th straight win

Jun. 23, 2018 1:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Minor apparently isn't superstitious. Rolling along in June after a rough May, Minor didn't flinch when asked how he's feeling about his new mustache. "I think I might take it off," the veteran left-hander said, adding that he's getting tired of the new look. Everything else is...

Mets cut Robles, demote Sewald in roster shuffle

Jun. 22, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The struggling New York Mets made a couple of roster changes Friday, cutting Hansel Robles and demoting fellow reliever Paul Sewald to the minor leagues. Right-hander Drew Smith and outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski were called up from Triple-A Las Vegas before the opener of a three-game series...

Changeup: Kershaw coming off DL to start Saturday vs deGrom

Jun. 22, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clayton Kershaw is set to make a surprise return from the disabled list Saturday night, starting for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a marquee matchup against New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom. Kershaw has been sidelined since June 1 with a lower back strain. The three-time Cy Young Award winner...

Minor League Baseball team owner to move club to Colorado

Jun. 21, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A Minor League Baseball team is moving to Colorado from Utah. The Pueblo Chieftain reports the owner of Utah's Orem Owlz announced Wednesday that he will move his team to Pueblo. The team is an affiliate with the Los Angeles Angels. Jeff Katofsky says the team will be renamed the...

Royals lose ninth straight, fall to Rangers, 3-2

Jun. 21, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Austin Bibens-Dirkx earned his first victory of the season, shutting down a struggling Kansas City Royals squad that's wondering when it will get its next win. Bibens-Dirkx pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Rougned Odor homered and the Texas Rangers extended their winning...

Billy Connors, longtime pitching coach, dies at 76

Jun. 20, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Connors, a three-time New York Yankees pitching coach and confidant of late owner George Steinbrenner, has died. He was 76. The Yankees said Wednesday that Connors died Saturday. The team held a moment of silence before their game Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee...

Orioles designate Pedro Alvarez for assignment

Jun. 19, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedro Alvarez has been designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles, who made several moves Tuesday in an attempt to improve a team with the worst record in the big leagues. The 31-year-old Alvarez had a .181 batting average with eight home runs and 18 RBIs in 45 games. Used mostly...

Kershaw to make minor league rehab start

Jun. 19, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled make a minor league rehab start on Saturday as he continues his recovery from a strained lower back. The three-time NL Cy Young Award could be back pitching in the majors soon. According to manager Dave Roberts, Kershaw will be limited to...

LEADING OFF: Verlander backs rolling Astros, mending Dodgers

Jun. 19, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: VERLANDER DAY Houston tries for its 13th straight win with AL ERA leader Justin Verlander on the mound against Tampa Bay. The Astros' ace is 9-2 with a 1.61 ERA, though he's posted a 3.79 ERA over his past three starts and matched a season high with two homers...

Soto, Hicks HRs give Nats, Yanks unusual doubleheader split

Jun. 19, 2018 12:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a long and odd day, one that started with teenager Juan Soto homering in a game that officially was played before he made his major league debut. Huh? Soto delivered a tiebreaking, pinch-hit, two-run shot in the sixth inning of a game that began and was suspended because of rain...