Latest Minor league baseball News

Sabathia gets 1st win of season as Yankees top Royals 6-2

Apr. 20, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two starts into his final season, CC Sabathia has yet to allow an earned run. Even at 38 years old, he's still playing stopper for the Yankees while closing in on some impressive milestones. Sabathia got his first win of the year and Brett Gardner hit a two-run homer as New York beat the...

1B Logan Morrison agrees to minor league deal with Yankees

Apr. 20, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Logan Morrison agreed to a minor league contract Friday with the New York Yankees, who sought another first base option with Greg Bird again on the injured list. If added to the 40-man roster, Morrison would get a one-year contract with a $1 million salary while in the major leagues....

Blue Jays super prospect Guerrero feels ready for majors

Apr. 19, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — While saying he's ready to make his major league debut, Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero didn't need a translator to insist he's not frustrated over still playing in the minors. "No. No," Guerrero said before continuing in Spanish on Friday. Interpreter Jesse Guerrero,...

Red Sox trade Swihart to Arizona for minor leaguer

Apr. 19, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have traded catcher Blake Swihart to the Arizona Diamondbacks along international bonus pool space for minor league outfielder Marcus Wilson. The teams announced the deal Friday. Swihart was designated for assignment Tuesday. He is 6 for 26 (.231) with one home...

Pirates prospect Ji-Hwan Bae suspended for domestic violence

Apr. 17, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop prospect Ji-Hwan Bae has been suspended for 30 games for violating minor league baseball's domestic violence policy. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the suspension will start Thursday. Bae agreed to a minor league contract in March 2018 for a $1.2...

Pals from Rays days, Montoyo, Baldelli face off for 1st time

Apr. 15, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Last year, when Rocco Baldelli and Charlie Montoyo were coaches for the Tampa Bay Rays, Montoyo placed a Toronto Blue Jays media guide in Baldelli's locker one day to rib him about a potential managerial opening. An adept communicator with the mind of a millennial working for an...

Edwin Jackson agrees to deal with Oakland A's, his 13th team

Apr. 12, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Edwin Jackson has agreed to a minor league deal with the Oakland Athletics, which last year became his record-matching 13th big league team. A's manager Bob Melvin said Friday that the 35-year-old right-hander will go to the club's spring training facility in Arizona before pitching...

3 minor league players suspended for drug violations

Apr. 12, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two players in the Detroit Tigers system and a free agent pitcher have been suspended 25 games each for violating the minor league drug program. The commissioner's office announced the penalties Friday. Catcher Moises Nunez, on the roster of Class A Connecticut of the New York-Penn League,...

Wieters leads Cards over Dodgers 11-7 for 4-game sweep

Apr. 11, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Wieters made the most of his chance. Wieters drove in a three runs and stole a base for just the third time in six years, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-7 Thursday for a four-game sweep of the NL champions. Making his first start this season, the...

Cubs' Ian Happ working to cut down on Ks in Triple-A Iowa

Apr. 10, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Chicago Cubs' Ian Happ is trying to cut down on his strikeouts without thinking about cutting down on his strikeouts. Happ was optioned to Triple-A Iowa in late March after a terrible spring training at the plate. Happ totaled 39 home runs during the past two seasons but struck...