Latest Minor league baseball News

Pirates prospect Ji-Hwan Bae suspended for domestic violence

Apr. 17, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop prospect Ji-Hwan Bae has been suspended for 30 games for violating minor league baseball's domestic violence policy. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the suspension will start Thursday. Bae agreed to a minor league contract in March 2018 for a $1.2...

Pals from Rays days, Montoyo, Baldelli face off for 1st time

Apr. 15, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Last year, when Rocco Baldelli and Charlie Montoyo were coaches for the Tampa Bay Rays, Montoyo placed a Toronto Blue Jays media guide in Baldelli's locker one day to rib him about a potential managerial opening. An adept communicator with the mind of a millennial working for an...

Edwin Jackson agrees to deal with Oakland A's, his 13th team

Apr. 12, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Edwin Jackson has agreed to a minor league deal with the Oakland Athletics, which last year became his record-matching 13th big league team. A's manager Bob Melvin said Friday that the 35-year-old right-hander will go to the club's spring training facility in Arizona before pitching...

3 minor league players suspended for drug violations

Apr. 12, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two players in the Detroit Tigers system and a free agent pitcher have been suspended 25 games each for violating the minor league drug program. The commissioner's office announced the penalties Friday. Catcher Moises Nunez, on the roster of Class A Connecticut of the New York-Penn League,...

Wieters leads Cards over Dodgers 11-7 for 4-game sweep

Apr. 11, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Wieters made the most of his chance. Wieters drove in a three runs and stole a base for just the third time in six years, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-7 Thursday for a four-game sweep of the NL champions. Making his first start this season, the...

Cubs' Ian Happ working to cut down on Ks in Triple-A Iowa

Apr. 10, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Chicago Cubs' Ian Happ is trying to cut down on his strikeouts without thinking about cutting down on his strikeouts. Happ was optioned to Triple-A Iowa in late March after a terrible spring training at the plate. Happ totaled 39 home runs during the past two seasons but struck...

Experiments with robot umps, longer mound distance delayed

Apr. 10, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robot umpires will get some more warmup time. Major League Baseball and the Atlantic League said Wednesday the experiment with radar-tracking technology to call balls and strikes will not be used when the independent minor league starts play on April 25. Instead, the technology "will be...

Reds end 8-game skid, drub Marlins 14-0 with 5 HRs

Apr. 9, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Manager David Bell had an unfamiliar vantage point — a booth far away from the field — to watch his struggling Reds end their slump at long last. Matt Kemp started Cincinnati's spree of three consecutive homers, Luis Castillo dominated again, and the Reds snapped their...

Snell dominates again, Rays beat White Sox 5-1

Apr. 8, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Blake Snell saved his best work for his biggest jam. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner dug in with two on in the sixth and struck out the next three batters. It was an emphatic way to end a threat, preserve a three-run lead and finish his afternoon. Snell struck out 11 over six innings...

Giants acquire outfielder, first baseman Austin from Twins

Apr. 8, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin has been traded to the San Francisco Giants from the Minnesota Twins for minor league outfielder Malique Ziegler. The 27-year-old Austin played in two games for the Twins after making the team out of spring training. He will be added to the 25-man...