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  • • 6 MLB clubs announce new Triple-A affiliates
    There was some shuffling among the Triple-A ranks Tuesday as six MLB clubs announced new player-development contracts with Minor League teams. Six organizations with expiring Triple-A affiliations -- the Mets, Rangers, A's, Nationals, Brewers and Astros -- will debut with new teams in 2019....
  • • Angels select contract of Sherman Johnson
    The Angels announced that they’ve selected the contract of infielder Sherman Johnson and transferred right-hander Nick Tropeano to the 60-day DL in order to clear a roster spot. The Halos also activated left-hander Tyler Skaggs from the disabled list.Johnson, 28, will be making his big league debut the first time he takes the field. A 14th-round pi...
  • • Nationals, Fresno Grizzlies announce Triple-A affiliate agreement
    The Nationals announced Tuesday that they’ve reached an agreement with the Fresno Grizzlies to serve as their new Triple-A affiliate. The newly agreed-upon player development contract (PDC) is a two-year arrangement.The Nats reportedly had interest in partnering with the Nashville Sounds, which would’ve been a much more favorable geographic and log...
  • • Mets expect Tim Tebow back in minor league system in 2019
    Tim Tebow is expected to continue his minor league baseball career in 2019, according to New York Mets assistant general manager John Ricco. “I’m sure that’s his last impression of himself,” Ricco told Newsday’s Tim Healey. “I’d be surprised if he didn’t want to continue.”While Tebow has steadily ascended the ranks in the Mets’ farm system, his pro...
  • • Astros part ways with 4 Minor League coaches
    Rodney Linares, who guided Fresno to a division title in his first season managing at Triple-A this year, is one of four Minor League coaches who won't return to the Astros next season, president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday....
  • • Brewers, San Antonio Missions announce Triple-A affiliate agreement
    In something of a surprise move, the Brewers and San Antonio Missions have announced today that they’ve line up on a two-year player development contract. This will be the first year that the Missions will be in operation after relocating from Colorado Springs.Ultimately, then, the Brewers will have the opportunity to tap into a big new market whil...
  • • Lux, Gonsolin honored as top Minors players
    The Dodgers named the Branch Rickey Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year on Monday, selecting shortstop Gavin Lux and right-hander Tony Gonsolin....
  • • Crick finishing with a kick in first Bucs season
    Coming up through the Giants' Minor League system, Kyle Crick developed his pregame routine by watching other pitchers, experimenting with parts of their process and seeing what worked for him. He liked to see how Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner, two pitchers known as workhorses, prepared themselves each day....
  • • Nationals' Hellickson: injures right hand, won't return this season
    Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson may have thrown his last pitch as a member of the Nationals. The pending free agent re-injured his right wrist during an at-bat Saturday, and he told reporters afterward that he won’t return this season (via Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com). Saturday’s start was the first in a month for Hellickson, who had been on th...
  • • Diamondbacks select Randall Delgado’s contract, place Clay Buchholz on DL
    The Diamondbacks have selected the contract of right-hander Randall Delgado from Triple-A, as per a team press release. In a corresponding move, righty Clay Buchholz has been placed on the disabled list with a flexor mass strain in his throwing elbow, an injury we learned last night will end his 2018 season.Delgado will make his return to Arizona’s...
  • • Braves Activate Arodys Vizcaino, Place Luiz Gohara On 60-Day DL
    The Braves announced Friday that they’ve activated right-hander Arodys Vizcaino from the 60-day disabled list. In order to open a spot on the 40-man roster, Atlanta reinstated lefty Luiz Gohara from the minor league disabled list, called him up to the Majors, and placed him on the MLB 60-day DL due to shoulder soreness of…...
  • • Braves activate Arodys Vizcaino
    The Braves announced Friday that they’ve activated right-hander Arodys Vizcaino from the 60-day disabled list. In order to open a spot on the 40-man roster, Atlanta reinstated lefty Luiz Gohara from the minor league disabled list, called him up to the Majors, and placed him on the MLB 60-day DL due to shoulder soreness of his own.Vizcaino, 27, was ...
  • • Peoria evens up Midwest League Finals
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the four Minor League playoff games on Thursday....
  • • King spins quality start in loss to Durham
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the four Minor League playoff games on Thursday....
  • • Fantasy Baseball: Which minor-league prospects helped or hurt their value most in 2018?
    The minor-league barometer ends the 2018 season looking at who helped or hurt their stock most this season....

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Top news - Minor League

  • • AL Notes: Walker, Royals, Moss, A’s, Rangers
    The Royals tried to bring in free agent second baseman Neil Walker on a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp, but he wasn’t receptive to that, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports. As a member of the Royals, Walker could have pushed for a role at second (they already have…...
  • • Minor MLB Transactions: 3/3/18
    We’ll keep track of today’s minor moves in this post… The Blue Jays announced that they’ve signed right-hander Nick Tepesch to a minor league deal; he’ll report to the club’s spring training camp. Tepesch began his MLB career with the Rangers in 2013, and went on to pitch 219 innings for the club to the tune̷...
  • • Valencia officially signs Minors deal with O's
    The Orioles announced on Saturday that infielder Danny Valencia signed a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training....
  • • Napoli to return as Indians DH on Sunday
    Mike Napoli will DH against the Brewers on Sunday in his first Cactus League appearance since rejoining the Indians on a Minor League deal earlier this week....
  • • White Sox Sign Robbie Ross To Minors Deal
    The White Sox have signed left-hander Robbie Ross to a minor league contract, as announced by the team on Twitter.  The deal contains an invitation to Chicago’s big league Spring Training camp....
  • • Sale, J.D. square off in Minors game
    Red Sox ace Chris Sale and star slugger J.D. Martinez had an important ramp-up day on Sunday, as they had their first game action of any kind this spring in a "controlled" Minor League camp game....
  • • White Sox bring in healthy Ross to pitching mix
    Robbie Ross Jr. agreed to a Minor League deal and reported to big league Spring Training at Camelback Ranch on Sunday, walking past the photo of former White Sox first baseman Paul Kornerko -- Ross' first career strikeout victim....
  • • Wright excels in first taste of big league camp
    Less than a year removed from pitching at Vanderbilt University, Kyle Wright made a good first impression during his first big league camp. But the right-hander, who was taken with the fifth overall selection in this past year's MLB Draft, will spend the remainder of Spring Training in Minor League camp....
  • • Cardinals reassign 7 players to Minors camp
    The Cardinals reassigned seven players to Minor League camp on Sunday....
  • • Minor MLB Transactions: 3/5/18
    Here are Monday’s minor moves from around the league… The D-backs announced that they’ve signed veteran catcher Anthony Recker to a minor league contract and invited him to big league camp in Spring Training. The 34-year-old Recker is a career .199/.283/.348 hitters in parts of seven big league seasons and has spent the bulk of...
  • • The lack of a market for Neil Walker doesn’t make sense
    At this point, there’s little point in expounding upon what an odd offseason it’s been for Major League free agents. Relievers got paid handsomely, the devaluation of bat-first corner players is more apparent than ever, and nearly 20 percent of MLBTR’s Top 50 free agents remain unsigned on March 5. Readers can choose whichever of the myriad explana...
  • • Pipeline report: Giants camp
    Every Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the upcoming season. Some compete for jobs in big league camp, while others vie for spots on Minor League affiliates. MLB Pipeline will visit all 30 camps this spring, and today we check in on the Giants....
  • • Athletics release Brandon Moss
    The return of Brandon Moss to the Athletics has proven short-lived, as was anticipated from the time he was picked up in a trade with the Royals. Oakland announced today that Moss was released after being designated for assignment over the weekend.Moss, 34, will cost the A’s around $5MM in total — costs that were absorbed in order to enable the tea...
  • • Rangers agree to terms with Julio Pablo Martinez
    The Rangers have agreed to terms with Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez, reports Ben Badler of Baseball America. The touted 21-year-old prospect, who became eligible to sign today, will receive a $2.8 million signing bonus, which will fully deplete the remainder of Texas’ 2017-18 international bonus pool.Due to his age and lack of professional ...
  • • Brewers Rumors: Broxton, Santana, Aguilar, Remaining Moves
    Much has been made of the Brewers’ outfield logjam since the signing of Lorenzo Cain and acquisition of Christian Yelich seemingly left the team with more big leaguers than spots to play them. While Domingo Santana has been an oft-speculated trade candidate, frequently connected to pitching targets, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel...

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