Latest Minor league baseball News

Yanks' Gregorius plays for 1st time since Tommy John surgery

May. 20, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius played five innings of defense and went 2 for 4 with a walk Monday at extended spring training in his first game action since Tommy John surgery on Oct. 17. "It was good," Gregorius said. Outfielders Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge also took...

Louisville enters ACC Tournament as No. 1 seed

May. 20, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — For everything Louisville's baseball program has done in its short time in the Atlantic Coast Conference, there's one achievement that has eluded the Cardinals — winning the league tournament. Louisville (43-13) holds the No. 1 seed for the third time in five years at the...

Tim Tebow struggling in Triple-A; still a work in progress

May. 17, 2019 2:21 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Six weeks into his latest baseball adventure, Tim Tebow is still struggling to find his stroke with the Syracuse Mets at the top rung of minor league ball. He remains unflappable in spite of the numbers. "I think I'm improving. I'm working, developing," Tebow said Thursday before the...

Braves' Austin Riley homers in first big league game

May. 15, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves gave another top prospect his shot. Austin Riley wasted no time taking advantage of the opportunity. Riley homered on his second at-bat in the big leagues, launching a high fastball from Michael Wacha deep into left-field seats to give Atlanta a 2-0 lead over St. Louis in the...

Displaced by floods, Class-A team spending 2 months on road

May. 15, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — For a minor league team that plays its home games in flood-ravaged Iowa on the swollen banks of the Mississippi River, the season so far has presented some unusual challenges. The Quad Cities River Bandits are dragging their equipment everywhere they go because there's no point in...

Twins place Garver on IL with high ankle sprain, return Sanó

May. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Twins placed catcher Mitch Garver on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle and returned third baseman Miguel Sanó from his rehabilitation assignment, nearly four months after he sustained a severe cut on his right heel. Minnesota made the moves on Wednesday before...

Luplow hits 2 of Indians' 5 HRs in 9-0 romp over White Sox

May. 14, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Luplow and the Cleveland Indians' anemic offense once again found the tonic they needed in Manny Bañuelos and the Chicago White Sox. Luplow hit two of Cleveland's five homers, Carlos Carrasco cruised through seven innings and the Indians pounded the White Sox 9-0 on Tuesday....

Royals top prospect Nicky Lopez gets big league shot

May. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nicky Lopez had just been benched for the second time in three days at Triple-A Omaha when he was called into manager Brian Poldberg's office and ordered to hand over his cell phone. "That's odd," Lopez thought Monday night. But everything made sense when his mother picked up on the...

INF Jed Lowrie hurts hamstring, delaying Mets debut

May. 14, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infielder Jed Lowrie's debut for the New York Mets is being delayed because he strained his hamstring while in the minors to work his way back from an injured left knee. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said before Tuesday night's game at the Washington Nationals that Lowrie will head back to...

Indians call up prospect Mercado as Naquin heads to IL

May. 14, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Indians recalled prospect Oscar Mercado from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday and placed outfielder Tyler Naquin on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain. The 24-year-old Mercado started in left field and batted sixth against the Chicago White Sox in his major league...