Latest Minor league baseball News

Guardians promote Torres to assistant pitching coach

Jan. 19, 2022 13:27 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians have promoted Joe Torres to assistant pitching coach on manager Terry Francona's staff. Torres spent the past two seasons as the Guardians' minor league pitching coordinator. The 39-year-old has been credited in helping with the development...

Brewers make Henderson bullpen coach, Erickson gets infield

Jan. 18, 2022 11:26 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted Jim Henderson to take over as bullpen coach for the departing Steve Karsay. In other moves, the Brewers moved Matt Erickson to infield and assistant hitting coach and hired Daniel Vega as an assistant strength and conditioning...

Atlantic League ends trials with 61-foot mounds, robo umps

Jan. 14, 2022 15:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlantic League is restoring its pitching mound to 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate and returning strike zone judgement to umpires after experimenting with moving the rubber back a foot and using an automatic ball-strike system. The independent league announced...

Yanks' Balkovec living 'American dream' with manager role

Jan. 12, 2022 16:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Balkovec is aware of the negativity in her social media feeds and tries to leave it there. Her sisters see it, too, and can't help but pass along certain disparaging reactions to her barrier-breaking journey. “It's hilarious to me," Balkovec said. "Because...

Rays: Bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez dies unexpectedly at 28

Jan. 12, 2022 12:22 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays say bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez died unexpectedly this week. He was 28. The team made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday, with baseball operations president Erik Neander describing the former minor league player as a “caring...

Yanks' Balkovec becomes 1st woman to manage MLB farm team

Jan. 11, 2022 18:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Balkovec became the first woman hired to manage a minor league affiliate of a Major League Baseball team when she was promoted Tuesday by the New York Yankees to dugout boss of the Low A Tampa Tarpons. The 34-year-old joined the Yankees organization as a...

AP sources: Yanks' Balkovec to be first female MiLB manager

Jan. 09, 2022 21:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are promoting Rachel Balkovec to manager of the Low A Tampa Tarpons, making her the first woman to skipper a team affiliated with Major League Baseball, according to two people familiar with the move. The people spoke to The Associated Press on...

AP sources: Yankees' Rachel Balkovec to manage Low A Tampa, will be first female skipper in MLB-affiliated league

Jan. 09, 2022 21:58 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — AP sources: Yankees' Rachel Balkovec to manage Low A Tampa, will be first female skipper in MLB-affiliated league.

Easy math: Showalter pledges Mets to lead, lean on analytics

Dec. 21, 2021 16:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Long before Buck Showalter had access to analytics departments and all their graphs, spreadsheets and heat maps, he had his wife, Angela, hand-drawing spray charts to inform defensive positioning for the 1987 Fort Lauderdale Yankees in the Class A Florida State League. ...

MLB sued by 4 former affiliates over minor league cuts

Dec. 20, 2021 13:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Four minor league teams that lost their big league affiliations before the 2021 season have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball, using a law firm that has represented players’ unions. Parent companies of the Staten Island Yankees, Tri-City...