Minor League Baseball

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Glenn Sparkman, left, walks off the field after being ejected by home plate umpire Mark Carlson for hitting Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson with a pitch during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
June 08, 2019 - 10:01 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: KEEP IT COOL Royals right-hander Glenn Sparkman pitches against the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium — in his last outing, he was ejected for hitting Chicago sparkplug Tim Anderson in the helmet with a pitch. Sparkman was tossed in the second inning...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. Pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel, the last two top free agents on the market, can sign starting Monday, June 3, 2019, with their new teams having to forfeit amateur draft picks as compensation. Both turned down $17.9 million qualifying offers in November, Keuchel from Houston and Kimbrel from the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 07, 2019 - 10:15 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Left-hander Dallas Keuchel says he doesn't expect to need much time tuning up in the minors before he joins his new team, the Atlanta Braves. The team confirmed Friday night that the 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner had agreed to a one-year contract. He's scheduled to pitch...
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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announces Adley Rutschman, a catcher from Oregon State University, as the No. 1 selection by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 04, 2019 - 9:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grant McCray will get a chance to leave his mark on professional baseball — but he'll have a tough time making one as dramatic as his famous father. The Florida high school outfielder, drafted in the third round by San Francisco on Tuesday, is the son of former big league outfielder...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius calls for time out after sliding into third base during the first inning of a Gulf Coast League baseball game Monday, May 20, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Gregorius is playing for the first time since having Tommy John surgery. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 20, 2019 - 6:11 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius played five innings of defense and went 2 for 4 with a walk Monday at extended spring training in his first game action since Tommy John surgery on Oct. 17. "It was good," Gregorius said. Playing against Detroit Tigers minor leaguers and...
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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell speaks to the media in the dugout before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Russell rejoins the team after completing a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy and spending extra time in the minors to get ready. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
May 08, 2019 - 6:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs don't believe the 2016 All-Star has become a completely changed man since his ex-wife accused him of physical and emotional abuse. They do believe he's made positive strides, and with the Cubs needing an infielder for a depleted roster, Russell...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo, Iowa Cubs shortstop Addison Russell walks in the dugout before a Triple-A baseball game against the Nashville Sounds, in Des Moines, Iowa. While Russell waits for another chance, Joyce Coffee is working on a line that never ends. Coffee is the executive director of Family Rescue, an organization that fights domestic violence by supporting victims and advocating for change. She helped provide training for the Cubs in the wake of Russell’s 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, Fle)
May 08, 2019 - 3:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Shortstop Addison Russell is rejoining the Chicago Cubs after completing a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy and spending extra time in the minors to get ready. The Cubs recalled Russell from Triple-A Iowa and he was set to start at...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber, right, leaves during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Miami. Kluber was hit by a single hit by Marlins' Brian Anderson. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 01, 2019 - 9:52 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: KLUBER HURT Indians ace Corey Kluber will be re-evaluated in Cleveland, a day after a line drive in Miami broke his right forearm. There was no early word on how long the two-time AL Cy Young Award winner would be out. The right-hander was put...
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In this photo provided by Minor League Baseball, Erie SeaWolves pitcher Casey Mize delivers against the Altoona Curve during a minor league baseball game, Monday, April 29, 2019, in Altoona, Pa. Mize, the Detroit Tigers' No. 1 draft pick, pitched a no-hitter for the SeaWolves in his Double-A debut Monday night. (Mark Olson/Minor League Baseball via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 1:34 am
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Detroit Tigers No. 1 draft pick Casey Mize pitched a no-hitter for the Erie SeaWolves in his Double-A debut Monday night. Mize threw 98 pitches while overpowering the Altoona Curve. He hit the first batter of the game but got a groundball double play. He struck out seven and...
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Jake Sheehan, 9, wears an Akron RubberDucks cap as he watches a minor league baseball game between Akron and the Bowie Baysox, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Akron, Ohio. Up in New England, there are yard goats. In the Deep South, there are spacebound raccoons. A wider scan of the American map reveals a menagerie of unlikely characters, from quarrelsome jumbo shrimp to aggrieved prairie dogs. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 22, 2019 - 1:05 am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — On a spring evening in eastern Pennsylvania, upon a bluff overlooking the Lehigh Valley, a carnival of baseball and pork products is at hand. From loudspeakers, swine-like sounds reverberate. Vendors roam the stands in clothing festooned with outsized strips of bacon. And yes...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, reacts while talking to a trainer and bench coach Josh Bard, center, after hitting a single to right field during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in New York. Judge left the game with an apparent injury. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 20, 2019 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge took a swing, winced and then labored to make it all the way to first base. Quickly, the crowd at Yankee Stadium went silent, realizing this was a most costly hit. Judge hurt his left oblique and was expected to go on the injured list as the already banged-up New York...
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