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Verlander throws 77 pitches over 4 innings for Astros' Double-A affiliate in 2nd rehab start

Apr. 14, 2024 00:54 AM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Astros ace Justin Verlander pitched four innings Saturday night for Double-A Corpus Christi in what is expected to be his final minor league rehab outing before rejoining Houston's rotation. The three-time Cy Young Award winner gave up six runs — five earned...

With so many prospects playing well in the minors, Orioles GM has some tricky decisions ahead

Apr. 13, 2024 19:54 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles general manager Mike Elias faces a fascinating challenge in the coming weeks and months. His farm system is overflowing with hitting prospects who look increasingly ready for the major leagues, but finding room for them could be tricky. The...

Astros' Verlander to make second and likely final rehab start Saturday for Double-A Corpus Christi

Apr. 12, 2024 19:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston ace Justin Verlander is scheduled to make his second and likely final rehabilitation start for Double-A Corpus Christi on Saturday night. The three-time Cy Young Award winner opened the season on the injured list with inflammation in his right shoulder. ...

Brewers prospect Brock Wilken hit in face with pitch during minor league game

Apr. 12, 2024 17:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers third-base prospect Brock Wilken was placed on the 7-day injured list Friday after getting hit on the face with a pitch during a minor league game. Wilken, the Brewers’ 2023 first-round pick, was playing for Double-A Biloxi on Thursday when hit...

Rays put 2B Brandon Lowe on 10-day IL with oblique injury

Apr. 12, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays put oft-injued second baseman Brandon Lowe on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain and recalled infielder Niko Goodrum from Triple-A Durham on Friday. Lowe was hurt on Tuesday swinging a bat in preparation to enter as a pinch...

Astros top pitching prospect Spencer Arrighetti hit hard in MLB debut against Royals

Apr. 11, 2024 00:21 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Spencer Arrighetti's major league debut for the Houston Astros hardly went as planned. The team's top pitching prospect was tagged for seven runs in the third inning of an 11-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. “I would say...

Orioles call up Jackson Holliday, baseball's top-ranked prospect

Apr. 10, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Make way for baseball's top-ranked prospect — yet another big addition from Baltimore's stellar farm system. The Orioles called up 20-year-old infielder Jackson Holliday on Wednesday, hours before their game at Boston. Holliday was the No. 1 pick in the 2022...

Cal State San Marcos softball player Jillian Albayati makes history playing baseball game same day

Apr. 08, 2024 22:30 PM EDT

Folks figured the Cal State San Marcos baseball and softball coaches were simply kidding around when they recently started discussing the idea of Jillian Albayati playing for both of them. Oh no, Jose Garcia and Stef Ewing were completely serious. So when the short-handed Cougars...

College baseball notebook: Tennessee's prodigious home run hitting on display against Auburn

Apr. 08, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

It's midseason and, well, Tennessee's offense is in midseason form. The Volunteers hit 14 home runs in a weekend series win at Auburn, with six in the second game and six more in the third. “It's a saying I've heard since I was little: hitting is contagious,” said...

Robbie Grossman has $1.5 million salary with White Sox, can boost pay to $4 million

Apr. 08, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Outfielder Robbie Grossman has a $1.5 million salary while in the major leagues and a $180,000 salary while in the minors as part of his one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox. The 34-year-old can earn $2.5 million in performance bonuses for plate...