Latest Minor league baseball News

'Hopalong' Cassady, Ohio State Heisman winner, dies at 85

Sep. 20, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. "We've lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in Hop...

Hays robs Guerrero, Jays sweep Orioles with 8-4 victory

Sep. 19, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It didn't matter to Austin Hays that the game he was in had absolutely no bearing on the playoff picture. That was the last thing on his mind as he chased after a soaring line drive that appeared destined to go over the wall. The Orioles rookie made a highlight-reel grab, one that will be...

Bichette's home run in 12th leads Blue Jays over Yanks 6-5

Sep. 14, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette talked big before going out to bat in extra innings. Then the talented rookie delivered. Bichette hit his first game-ending home run, a 12th-inning drive that gave the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night. A 21-year-old who debuted on July 29, the...

Man accused of killing pitcher's family will be evaluated

Sep. 13, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for the man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher. The Danville Register & Bee reports the order was made Thursday by Judge Brian Turpin in the Pittsylvania Juvenile and Domestic...

Correction: Triple Slaying-Virginia story

Sep. 13, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a story Sept. 12 about the man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the man is being held in jail. He is being held in a mental health facility run by Virginia Behavioral Health and...

Las Vegas replaces Charlotte as top draw in minors

Sep. 10, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators have displaced the Charlotte Knights as the minor leagues' attendance leader. In its first season at Las Vegas ballpark, the Oakland farm team drew 650,934 for an average of 9,299 and became the first minor league team to top 650,000 since the...

Tauchman 30th Yankee on IL; Stanton HRs in simulated game

Sep. 10, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Outfielder Mike Tauchman became the New York Yankees' 30th player on the injured list this year, the most in the major leagues in at least 15 years. The 28-year-old strained his left calf Sunday and is expected to miss the rest of the season. New York made the roster move retroactive to...

A's beat Tigers 7-3 in game resumed nearly 4 months later

Sep. 7, 2019 2:21 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Even the managers were perplexed by all the quirky details of a game that began nearly four months ago and finished in a different ballpark way out West. Chad Pinder homered, Mike Fiers earned his fourth victory or his 14th, however you want to look at it, and the Oakland Athletics...

Stanton to increase batting practice ahead of return

Sep. 4, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will head to the team's minor league complex in Tampa, Florida, this week for batting practice, among the final steps before returning for the final weeks of an injury-wrecked season. "I feel like he's really starting to build some momentum and doing...

Meadows, Rays relievers stop O's 2-0 for doubleheader split

Sep. 3, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash was pleased with a much-needed bounce-back win over last-place Baltimore. Austin Meadows homered, seven Tampa Bay relievers combined on a five-hitter and the playoff-contending Rays blanked the Orioles 2-0 Tuesday night to split a doubleheader. "We...