Latest Minor league baseball News

Rays P Hess says he's having chemo for cancerous chest tumor

Oct. 13, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher David Hess says he is starting chemotherapy to treat a cancerous tumor in his chest. Hess tweeted Wednesday that he went to an emergency room about a week ago after experiencing chest tightness and...

Pirates GM Cherington: "seeds" planted to grow future winner

Oct. 05, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington believes the franchise is starting to take the shape he envisioned when he took over two years ago. You just need to know where to look. And yes, he knows at the moment it's not the “win/loss”...

Luis Rojas out as Mets manager after 2 losing seasons

Oct. 04, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For a while this summer, Luis Rojas was a potential Manager of the Year contender. Just a few months later, he's out of a job. Rojas was let go as New York Mets manager on Monday after two losing seasons. The team declined its option...

Royals look to progress made by youngsters for optimism

Oct. 04, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals can look back on the season in two very different ways. They could look at it as a bitter disappointment, given the hopes they had to contend. They could get down on the struggles some of their young pitchers had or feel...

Pirates see signs of progress amid another dismal finish

Oct. 04, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton believes the Pittsburgh Pirates are already winning in the clubhouse. “I’m really proud of the culture we’ve created here,” Shelton said after his second year as manager ended the same as the first, with Pittsburgh a distant fifth...

Harper can't end Phillies' postseason drought at 10 seasons

Oct. 04, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper logged off his final Zoom of the season — a 2021 in which the Philadelphia Phillies slugger hit .309 with 35 homers and led baseball in OPS — with a hopeful hint about a future conversation. “Hopefully, I talk to you guys in...

Dodgers slam 4 HRs in 8th for 11-9 comeback win over Padres

Sep. 30, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers still have a heartbeat in the NL West race, and it was throbbing late in the game. Corey Seager hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, when Los Angeles went deep four times to rally past the San Diego...

Cardinals win 17th straight, clinch 2nd NL wild card spot

Sep. 29, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado came to the St. Louis Cardinals expecting to play into October. After reaching the postseason twice during eight years with Colorado, Arenado will go to the playoffs in his first season with St. Louis. Arenado, Dylan...

Giants top Rockies 7-2 for 100th win, hold onto NL West lead

Sep. 25, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The San Francisco Giants reached one milestone and are close to another in their resurgent season. The real goal is another World Series title. Mike Yastrzemski hit a three-run homer, one of four long balls by San Francisco, and the NL West-leading Giants...

MLB trying pre-tacked baseball prototype at Triple-A

Sep. 23, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is experimenting with pre-tacked baseballs at some Triple-A games during the last stretch of the minor league season. The test run could be a step toward updating the big league balls after the league cracked down midseason on the...