Latest Minor league baseball News

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...

Hembree, Brewers agree to minor league deals with Rays

Jan. 19, 2023 15:21 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays agreed Thursday to minor league contracts with right-handers Heath Hembree, Ben Heller, Colten Brewer, Braden Bristo, Zack Burdi, Trevor Kelley and Elvin Rodriguez, and catcher Nick Dini. All eight will report to major league spring...

Red Sox trade Seabold to Rockies for player to be named

Jan. 17, 2023 13:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Right-hander Connor Seabold was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday for a player to be named or cash. The 26-year-old Seabold was designated for assignment last week to clear room on the 40-man roster following the signing of Corey Kluber...

Alonso, Mets avoid arbitration with $14.5M, 1-year deal

Jan. 14, 2023 01:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso agreed Friday on a $14.5 million contract with the New York Mets for next season to avoid salary arbitration. The slugging first baseman nearly doubled his $7.4 million salary from 2022, when he tied for the major league lead with 131 RBIs and finished...

Pitcher Corey Kluber, Red Sox finalize $10M, 1-year contract

Jan. 13, 2023 00:05 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Two-time AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and the Boston Red Sox finalized a $10 million, one-year contract on Thursday. The deal includes an $11 million club option for 2024, which could escalate by $2 million based on starts this year: $500,000 for 20 and...