Latest Minor league baseball News

Cleveland Guardians hire female minor league hitting coach

Feb. 07, 2023 12:39 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Amanda Kamekona, a former star softball player at UCLA, has been hired as a minor league hitting instructor for the Cleveland Guardians. She's the first female on-field coach in team history. Kamekona will be based at the team's year-round complex in Goodyear,...

Dodgers sign INF Miguel Rojas to $6M, 1-year deal thru 2024

Feb. 04, 2023 20:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to terms with infielder Miguel Rojas on a $6 million, one-year deal that takes him through the 2024 season. The contract announced Saturday includes a salary of $5 million in 2024 and a club option salary of $5 million in 2025...

Dexter Fowler retires at 36 after 14 major league seasons

Jan. 31, 2023 14:07 PM EST

Dexter Fowler says he is retiring at age 36 after 14 major league seasons. An All-Star outfielder in 2016 when he won a World Series title with the Chicago Cubs, Fowler hit .259 with 127 homers and 517 RBIs. A 14th-round pick by Colorado in the 2004 amateur draft, Fowler played for...

Hunter Renfroe, Angels in 1st arbitration hearing this year

Jan. 30, 2023 21:33 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Outfielder Hunter Renfroe went to salary arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels on Monday in the first case to be argued this year. Renfroe, who turned 31 on Saturday, requested a raise from $7.65 million to $11.9 million and the Angels asked...

Athletics trade LHP Cole Irvin to Orioles for minor leaguer

Jan. 26, 2023 19:06 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles acquired left-hander Cole Irvin from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday along with minor league right-hander Kyle Virbitsky for minor league infielder Darell Hernaiz. Oakland had already dealt catcher Sean Murphy to the Braves this offseason...

Red Sox complete $7 million deal with Duvall, cut Barnes

Jan. 25, 2023 00:30 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Adam Duvall and the Boston Red Sox finalized their $7 million, one-year contract Tuesday. The veteran outfielder can earn another $3 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. The sides agreed to terms last week, pending a physical. To...

Royals get LHP Taylor from Boston for oft-injured SS Mondesi

Jan. 24, 2023 14:36 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals acquired left-hander Josh Taylor from the Boston Red Sox for injury-prone shortstop Adalberto Mondesi and an additional player on Tuesday, the second straight day that Kansas City dealt one of its surplus position players in a bid to upgraded its lackluster...

Twins acquire veteran OF Michael A. Taylor from Royals

Jan. 23, 2023 22:29 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired veteran Michael A. Taylor from the Kansas City Royals on Monday night, adding depth and defense to their outfield in exchange for two relief pitching prospects. The 31-year-old Taylor batted .254 with nine home runs and 43 RBIs in 414...

Shelley Duncan to manage Yanks' Triple-A Scranton farm team

Jan. 20, 2023 21:29 PM EST

MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — Former Yankee Shelley Duncan was hired Friday to manage New York's top farm team, the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Duncan won the International League MVP award with Scranton in 2009. The 43-year-old Duncan was drafted by the Yankees...

D-Backs minor leaguer Jose Valdez gets 2nd drug suspension

Jan. 20, 2023 16:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona pitcher Jose Valdez was suspended for 120 games on Friday under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. Valdez was disciplined for the second time under the drug program following a...