Latest Minor league baseball News

Reds, Braves minor leaguers suspended for drug violations

Jan. 18, 2019 5:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati outfielder Nate Scantlin has been suspended for 50 games and Atlanta pitcher Carlos Caminero for 25 games under baseball's minor league drug program. Scantlin was disciplined following a second positive test for a drug of abuse, the commissioner's office said Friday. Scantlin was...

Twins trade reliever Curtiss to Angels for minor leaguer

Jan. 16, 2019 1:35 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have traded reliever John Curtiss to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league infielder Daniel Ozoria. Curtiss pitched in 17 games for the Twins over the past two seasons, going 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA in 15 innings. He walked six and struck out 17. The right-hander was...

Tigers' minor leaguer Soto suspended 20 games

Jan. 11, 2019 6:09 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers minor league pitcher Gregory Soto has been suspended 20 games without pay by Major League Baseball under a provision of the sport's collective bargaining agreement allowing discipline for conduct detrimental or prejudicial to the sport. The 23-year-old left-hander's suspension...

Luis Avilan agrees to minor league contract with Mets

Jan. 10, 2019 3:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-handed reliever Luis Avilan has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets and will report to major league spring training. The 29-year-old Venezuelan held left-handed batters to a .220 (18 for 82) average last year, when he was 2-1 with a 3.77 ERA and two saves in 70...

Dodgers acquire pitcher Jaime Schultz from Tampa Bay Rays

Jan. 8, 2019 6:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have acquired right-handed pitcher Jaime Schultz from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league right-hander Caleb Sampen. Schultz was 2-2 with a 5.64 ERA in 22 appearances with one start for the Rays last year. In six minor league seasons, Schultz is 22-17 with a 3.57 ERA. The...

Hector Santiago agrees to minor league contract with Mets

Jan. 8, 2019 6:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Hector Santiago has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets. Santiago would get a $2 million salary in the major leagues and $150,000 in the minors if added to the 40-man roster as part of the deal announced Tuesday. He would be able to earn $500,000 in...

Indians get catching help, acquire Plawecki from Mets

Jan. 6, 2019 4:55 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have replenished their bare catching cupboard. After trading top prospect Francisco Mejia and All-Star catcher Yan Gomes last year, the Indians had a void behind the plate and filled it Sunday by acquiring catcher Kevin Plawecki in a trade with the New York Mets. The three-time...

Astros trade Davis to Mets for prospects

Jan. 6, 2019 4:27 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have traded infielder J.D. Davis and a prospect to the New York Mets for three minor leaguers. The teams announced the trade Sunday. The 25-year-old Davis played 42 games for the Astros last season, when he hit .175 with a homer and five RBIs. In Triple-A Fresno, he hit...

Mets get Broxton from Brewers for depth behind Lagares in CF

Jan. 5, 2019 5:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets acquired outfielder Keon Broxton from the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, giving them a center field option in addition to Juan Lagares. The Mets sent reliever Bobby Wahl to the Brewers along with a pair of minor leaguers, right-handed reliever Adam Hill and infielder Felix...

Royals sign RHP Zimmer, designate Cuthbert for assignment

Jan. 4, 2019 9:17 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have signed right-hander Kyle Zimmer to a one-year contract, and designated infielder Cheslor Cuthbert for assignment. Zimmer was selected by Kansas City in the first round, fifth overall, of the 2012 draft. The 27-year-old has dealt with injuries throughout his career,...