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Prospects Archive

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  • 09/29/2014 | New arrivals: Youngsters ready to lead Twins?

    After Minnesota lost 90-plus games for the fourth straight year, the Twins are tasked with revamping the rotation yet again. But an influx of young stars should bring some excitement in 2015.

  • 09/29/2014 | Finnegan, Gore are living dream rookie seasons

    Even in their wildest fantasies, Royals rookies Brandon Finnegan and Terrance Gore could never have foreseen their meteoric, unfathomable rise through the organization.

  • 09/29/2014 | Constructing a winner: Cardinals

    Here's a look at how the St. Louis Cardinals used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.

  • 09/29/2014 | Constructing a winner: Nationals

    Here's a look at how the Washington Nationals used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.

  • 09/29/2014 | Constructing a winner: Orioles

    Here's a look at how the Baltimore Orioles used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.

  • 09/28/2014 | Constructing a winner: Tigers

    Here's a look at how the Detroit Tigers used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.

  • 09/29/2014 | Constructing a winner: Royals

    Here's a look at how the Kansas City Royals used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.

  • 09/28/2014 | D-backs to pick first in 2015 First-Year Player Draft

    Arizona received a nice consolation prize after finishing 2014 with a 64-98 record, its worst in a decade. By virtue of finishing with MLB's lowest winning percentage, the D-backs received the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft.

  • 09/28/2014 | Butler reports back soreness after final start

    Eddie Butler, the Rockies' No. 2-ranked prospect, reported upper back soreness Sunday morning after a rough outing the previous night. The right-hander is expected to go to the Arizona Fall League this week.

  • 09/28/2014 | Top prospect Rodon could start, relieve next season

    The White Sox view Carlos Rodon as competition for the 2015 rotation coming out of Spring Training. There's also a chance Rodon could break camp as part of the bullpen next April.

  • 09/27/2014 | Owings still plagued by left shoulder soreness

    Rookie shortstop Chris Owings, who missed more than two months with a left shoulder injury he sustained in June, was scratched from Friday's lineup due to soreness in that shoulder. On Saturday, acting manager Alan Trammell confirmed that Owings would be relegated to pinch-running duties at most in order to prevent the injury from worsening.

  • 09/27/2014 | Prospect Bethancourt shows signs of fatigue

    Christian Bethancourt has displayed his rocket arm while stepping in for Evan Gattis, but an increase in passed balls has hinted at both a weakness behind the plate and his struggle to make it through a full season.

  • 09/27/2014 | Prospect Johnson rebounds from beaning to win award

    Saturday was a much happier occasion for Red Sox pitching prospect Brian Johnson than the last time he stepped on the field at Fenway. This time, the lefty was recognized as the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Mookie Betts, who has excelled for the Red Sox in recent weeks, earned the club's Offensive Player of the Year.

  • 09/27/2014 | Gonzales gets chance to perform on big stage

    Rookie left-hander Marco Gonzales was thrust onto the biggest stage of his young career in Friday night's 7-6 win in 10 innings against the D-backs. He escaped a jam in the ninth as the Cardinals preserved their one-game lead in the NL Central race.

  • 09/26/2014 | Mariners announce Minor League Awards

    Double-A Jackson third baseman D.J. Peterson and first baseman/outfielder Jordy Lara are the 2014 Mariners' Minor League Co-Players of the Year, the club announced on Friday.

  • 09/26/2014 | Prospects drive rout as Marlins split doubleheader

    J.T. Realmuto drove in four runs and Enrique Hernandez delivered his first career grand slam as Miami rolled to a 15-7 win over the Nationals, salvaging a split after being blanked, 4-0, in the first game.

  • 09/26/2014 | Pompey stars with incredible all-around performance

    Dalton Pompey stole the show in the Blue Jays' 4-2 win over the Orioles on Friday, combining stellar defense with an outstanding night at the plate to bring his hometown crowd to its feet.

  • 09/29/2014 | Constructing a winner: Athletics

    Here's a look at how the Oakland Athletics used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.

  • 09/28/2014 | Constructing a winner: Pirates

    Here's a look at how the Pittsburgh Pirates used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.

  • 09/26/2014 | Dodgers honor top three prospects with Rickey Award

    The Dodgers on Friday named pitcher Julio Urias, outfielder Joc Pederson and infielder Corey Seager as the 2014 Branch Rickey Award winners as the organization's Minor League pitcher and co-players of the year.

  • 09/26/2014 | Unveiling the 2014 All-Prospect Team

    Last week, handed out year-end awards for top hitting and pitching prospects. As much as Kris Bryant and Tyler Glasnow were deserving recipients, it was clear there were many other fantastic performances in 2014 that deserved some attention. With that in mind, announced its 2014 All-Prospect Team on Friday.

  • 09/26/2014 | Pipeline Inbox: Where would Boston's Castillo rank?

    Jim Callis responds to fans' questions about the next crop of Major League talent, including where Boston's Rusney Castillo would rank among prospects.

  • 09/25/2014 | Honored by Nats, top prospect Giolito reflects on solid season

    Before the Nats finished their doubleheader with the Mets, they handed out awards to top prospect Lucas Giolito, current Washington outfielder Steven Souza Jr. (Minor League Player of the Year) and infielder Wilmer Difo (Bob Boone Award), among others.

  • 09/25/2014 | Young Marlins stating their case for 2015

    Throughout the final homestand of the year, the Marlins have gotten a good glimpse of the way their future could shape up. From top prospect Andrew Heaney throwing three scoreless innings of relief, to first baseman Justin Bour and outfielder Enrique Hernandez making a handful of incredible defensive plays, Miami should have plenty to consider when spring rolls in.

  • 09/25/2014 | South Bend affiliate changes name to Cubs

    The Class A South Bend team officially changed its name from the Silver Hawks to the Cubs on Thursday, signaling the start of a new relationship with the Chicago Major League team.

  • 09/25/2014 | In year of transition, Adames' development impresses Rays

    If Willy Adames has struggled with this year full of demanding transitions, it's been hard to tell. Less than two months after he was traded to the Rays in the three-team David Price deal, Adames is fininshing his first full season in America by playing in the instructional league at Tampa Bay's Spring Training complex.

  • 09/24/2014 | Walker's excellent effort not enough to halt skid

    Taijuan Walker provided a needed boost for Seattle's struggling rotation with eight innings of one-run ball on Wednesday, but the Blue Jays pulled out a 1-0 victory on a bloop single in the eighth to hand the fading Mariners their fifth straight loss.

  • 09/24/2014 | Blue Jays name MVPs in Minor League system

    Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar, who was called up in September, picked up the MVP award for Triple-A Buffalo after his impressive year for the Bisons. The other R. Howard Webster Awards for the club's top Minor Leaguers went to infielder Jon Berti (Double-A New Hampshire), outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. (Class A Advanced Dunedin) and third baseman Mitch Nay (Class A Lansing).

  • 09/24/2014 | Marlins tab prospect Heaney for start vs. Nats

    Before calling it a season, the Marlins are giving their top prospect, Andrew Heaney, one final start. The team announced Wednesday that they are pitching the left-hander on Friday in the second game of a doubleheader at Washington.

  • 09/24/2014 | Souza, Giolito take home Nats' organization awards

    On Wednesday, the Nationals named outfielder Steven Souza Jr. their Minor League Player of the Year and right-hander Lucas Giolito their Minor League Pitcher of the Year. The club also named infielder Wilmer Difo the recipient of the second annual Bob Boone Award.

  • 09/23/2014 | Cards likely to feature better bench, platoons in playoffs

    When general manager John Mozeliak sits down with the Major League staff in Arizona later this week to script out the team's playoff roster, expect debate about selecting the proper 25 and also talk about how to maximize the position players carried. The Cardinals could conceivably enter October using a platoon at as many as two positions.

  • 09/23/2014 | Pompey kick-starts rally with first career homer

    Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey reached another milestone in his very young career by homering for the first time during Tuesday's 10-2 victory over the Mariners.

  • 09/23/2014 | Pham to give Cards' extra effort in winter ball

    Outfielder Tommy Pham, who has gotten his first taste of the Majors as a September callup, has committed to spending part of his offseason playing winter ball in Venezuela, the Cardinals confirmed on Tuesday. There, Pham will be able to take additional at-bats, work on his skills across the outfield and also focus on his basestealing efforts.

  • 09/23/2014 | Blue Jays Academy names T12 All-Star team

    The Blue Jays Baseball Academy unveiled its All-Star team for last week's second annual Tournament 12 presented by New Era. Outfielder Eric Senior from Ontario-Black was named Tournament MVP.

  • 09/23/2014 | Gibbons to reward Norris with first big league start

    Blue Jays left-hander Daniel Norris will make the first start of his Major League career in Thursday afternoon's series finale vs. the Mariners.

  • 09/23/2014 | Bradley has most to prove among pitching prospects in 2015

    Archie Bradley is ready to move past injury and struggles, and he is the pitching prospect with the most to prove, writes Jonathan Mayo.

  • 09/23/2014 | Plenty of eyes will be on Appel next season

    The Astros are sending Mark Appel to the Arizona Fall League in hopes he can build on his late-season progress. They need him to become the potential front-line starter they thought they were getting at the top of the 2013 Draft and whom he resembled at the end of this season.

  • 09/22/2014 | Phils hold private workout for Cuban slugger Tomas

    The Phillies got a much closer look Monday at Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas. A source confirmed reports the team privately worked out Tomas in the Dominican Republic.

  • 09/22/2014 | Pirela gets two hits, RBI in big league debut

    Jose Pirela set a Yankees franchise record just by stepping into the batter's box on Monday, and he then made his Major League debut in style by ripping a run-scoring triple in his first at-bat.

  • 09/22/2014 | Highly rated prospect Russell takes in Wrigley

    It's been a crazy season for Addison Russell, who was at Wrigley Field on Monday to get a look at his future home ballpark. Russell, 20, was one of three players the Cubs acquired on July 4 from the Athletics in a blockbuster deal.

  • 09/22/2014 | Rookie Bonilla impresses to earn start vs. Astros

    The Rangers want one more look at rookie starter Lisalverto Bonilla, who will make his third Major League start on Wednesday night against the Astros, interim manager Tim Bogar said before Monday's series opener.

  • 09/22/2014 | Johnson prepared to work for second-base job in camp

    There are many who believe Micah Johnson, the White Sox fourth-rated prospect per, holds the edge for the starting second-base job in 2015 and beyond. The left-handed-hitting, fleet-footed 23-year-old would not count himself as part of that group.

  • 09/23/2014 | Yost not afraid to use rookie Finnegan in key spot

    Royals starter Danny Duffy, just back from an injury, was finished after six shutout innings. There was a 2-0 lead over the Indians on Monday night, and the seventh inning usually belongs to reliever Kelvin Herrera, who had been worked hard of late. So what's a manager to do? Why, call in rookie left-hander Brandon Finnegan, with all of 4 1/3 innings on his Major League resume.

  • 09/22/2014 | Mets farmhands take right mindset into 2015

    A few intriguing chips remain in the upper levels of the Mets' farm system, ready to contribute as soon as next season. Several of them made their way to Citi Field last week, taking time to discuss their personal situations heading into the offseason.

  • 09/22/2014 | Humbled Guerrieri prepared to fulfill potential

    Right-hander Taylor Guerrieri, the Rays' No. 3 prospect and the club's first-round selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, is ready to bounce back from Tommy John surgery.

  • 09/21/2014 | Prospects Phillips, Hader honored for achievements

    Brett Phillips and Josh Hader, the Astros' Minor League Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year, were at Minute Maid Park this weekend and honored Sunday during a brief pregame ceremony.

  • 09/21/2014 | Marlins have eyes on Cuban prospect Tomas

    The regular season may officially end on Sept. 28, but the Marlins' front office already is spanning the globe in search for possible talent to infuse into the organization. On Sunday, two Miami executives were in the Dominican Republic to attend the workout of coveted Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas.

  • 09/21/2014 | Grichuk becoming established weapon against lefties

    Randal Grichuk homered for a second straight night on Saturday as he continues to tear up left-handed pitching. Now 10-for-28 against lefties since returning from the Minors, Grichuk has emerged a key position player among manager Mike Matheny's crowded bench.

  • 09/20/2014 | Walker goes from day off to belting first homer

    Christian Walker was expecting to have his first Major League day off on Saturday. The Orioles were returning to a more normal lineup and Steve Pearce would play first base. Walker would get a chance to observe from the bench.

  • 09/20/2014 | Peraza, Hursh receive top Minor League honors

    Jose Peraza has been named the Braves' Minor League Player of the Year and Jason Hursh was recognized as the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

  • 09/20/2014 | Royals' rookies get chance to swing their bats

    The Royals' lopsided 10-1 loss to the Tigers in Friday night's series opener allowed for a few young players to achieve career firsts. Terrance Gore, called up primarily for his baserunning skills, logged his first Major League at-bat, as did outfielder Lane Adams.

  • 09/20/2014 | McCann catches on quick with first MLB hits

    James McCann is viewed as a very realistic candidate to take over the Tigers' front-line catching duties one day. The audition period, however, has arrived sooner than anyone thought, starting with his two-hit performance in Friday night's 10-1 win over the Royals.

  • 09/19/2014 | Starts to be scarce for Singleton the rest of the way

    Rookie first baseman Jon Singleton, who has been struggling mightily, figures to start only a few more games this season.

  • 09/19/2014 | Top Draft pick Turner takes in Petco Park

    Trea Turner was at Petco Park on Friday, though the 21-year-old, with 69 professional games under his belt, was just here to take batting practice and field ground balls while the front-office staff and manager Bud Black got a look at him.

  • 09/19/2014 | Braves bestow top Minors honors on Peraza, Hursh

    Jose Peraza and Jason Hursh will be among the prospects honored when the Braves introduce their Minor League Players of the Year during an on-field ceremony before Saturday night's game against the Mets. Gaining the top honors, Peraza was named the organization's Player of the Year and Hursh was named the organization's Pitcher of the Year.

  • 09/19/2014 | KC's top Minors players on hand for big series

    Fourteen members of Kansas City's farm system, dressed in suits and ties, lined Kauffman Stadium's backstop watching the Royals take batting practice on Friday, undoubtedly envisioning themselves in the same spot one day.

  • 09/19/2014 | Field, Snell among Rays' Minor League award winners

    The Rays handed out their Minor League awards before Friday night's game at Tropicana Field, with outfielder Johnny Field named Player of the Year and left-hander Blake Snell the organization's Pitcher of the Year.

  • 09/19/2014 | Pompey gets first hit, receives congratulations from Jeter

    Dalton Pompey grew up rooting for the Yankees and watching Derek Jeter, so the fact that his first career Major League start came at Yankee Stadium made it that much more special to him. Pompey promptly recorded his first career hit in the Majors with a single in the second inning of the Blue Jays' 5-3 loss on Friday night. At the end of the inning he had a brief conversation with Jeter, who told him, "Congrats, I hope for a great career for you."

  • 09/19/2014 | Pipeline Inbox: Who is the best Red Sox pitching prospect?

    Jonathan Mayo answers fans questions about the Red Sox's Minor League rotation, the Arizona Fall League and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.

  • 09/19/2014 | Bryant, Glasnow are Pipeline Prospects of the Year

    One led all of the Minors in home runs and slugging percentage. The other topped all pitching prospects in batting average against while finishing third in ERA. It's for those reasons that Kris Bryant of the Cubs and Tyler Glasnow of the Pirates have been chosen as's 2014 Hitting Prospect and Pitching Prospect of the Year.

  • 09/18/2014 | Appel throws in Minute Maid Park bullpen

    Mark Appel, one of the Astros' top prospects and the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, threw in the bullpen at Minute Maid Park on Thursday in front of Doug Brocail and pitching coach Brent Strom.

  • 09/18/2014 | Brewers re-sign catcher Zarraga to Minor League deal

    The Brewers re-signed catcher Shawn Zarraga to a Minor League contract on Thursday, ensuring he'll be eligible to participate as planned in the Arizona Fall League. Zarraga will be a taxi squad player for the Glendale Desert Dogs.

  • 09/18/2014 | Brewers have Triple-A deal with Colorado Springs

    The last untethered Major League organization and the last open Triple-A affiliate came together Thursday, when the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Springs Sky Sox announced a two-year player development contract.

  • 09/18/2014 | Walker heads to Houston to prepare for opener

    Rookie Taijuan Walker flew ahead to Houston on Thursday as the Mariners looked to give the young right-hander a little rest for his Friday start, with Seattle not expected to arrive at its hotel in Houston until 5 or 6 a.m. CT on Friday thanks to a night getaway game concluding a four-game series at Angel Stadium.

  • 09/18/2014 | Reds make Daytona new Class A Advanced affiliate

    The Reds Class A Advanced affiliate will now be located in Daytona, Fla., after the two clubs agreed Thursday on a four-year affiliation agreement through the 2018 season.

  • 09/18/2014 | Changes aplenty with big league clubs, Minors affiliates

    Every two years after the Minor League season ends, a brief, frenzied window opens for clubs looking to change affiliations opens. This year, Major League clubs were allowed to begin negotiating new player development contracts with unaffiliated Minor League teams on Tuesday and, already, several affiliations have changed hands.

  • 09/18/2014 | Giants align with Sacramento for new Triple-A affiliate

    The San Francisco Giants entered into a two-year Player Development Contract with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats on Thursday.

  • 09/18/2014 | Cuba's next big thing ready to impress scouts

    Yasmany Tomas, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound outfielder who is expected to command a contract that rivals fellow Cuban countrymen Rusney Castillo, Jose Abreu and Yasiel Puig, will showcase his talents in front representatives from all 30 MLB teams in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.

  • 09/18/2014 | Astros moving Triple-A affiliate to Fresno

    The Astros have signed a two-year player-development contract with the Fresno Grizzlies, who previously had a 17-year relationship with the San Francisco Giants. Houston will move its Triple-A operations beginning next year, with the contract expiring following the 2016 season.

  • 09/18/2014 | Lefty Holmberg projects as back-of-rotation starter for Reds

    At the young age of 23, left-handed pitcher David Holmberg is currently pitching for his third organization. The Chicago White Sox selected him in the second round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. He was chosen directly from Port Charlotte (Fla.) High School. As a senior, he threw 132 strikeouts with a 0.22 ERA.

  • 09/18/2014 | Cubs shift affiliate from Kane County to South Bend

    The Cubs announced a partnership with South Bend (Ind.) to host their Class A Midwest League affiliate, leaving Kane County after two seasons. The deal with South Bend runs through the 2018 season.

  • 09/18/2014 | Hot corner belongs to Gillaspie on South Side

    When the White Sox acquired Matt Davidson from the D-backs in exchange for closer Addison Reed last offseason, they appeared to have their third baseman of the future. But with 10 games remaining in the 2014 regular season, it looks as if that position belongs to Conor Gillaspie.

  • 09/18/2014 | A's switch Triple-A affiliation to Nashville

    The A's are headed to the capital of country music, announcing a four-year player-development deal with Triple-A Nashville of the Pacific Coast League on Thursday.

  • 09/18/2014 | Rookie in name only, Panik has it under control

    Settling into the No. 2 spot in the order, rookie Joe Panik has helped drive the Giants to within two games of the Dodgers in a spirited National League West race that's destined for a wild finish.

  • 09/18/2014 | Mariners' top prospect Walker returning to rotation

    Top Mariners prospect Taijuan Walker will move back into the starting rotation Friday against the Astros, as rookie southpaw Roenis Elias is likely done for the season after experiencing elbow problems.

  • 09/17/2014 | Taylor staying sharp while splitting time at short

    With Brad Miller heating up at shortstop, rookie Chris Taylor saw his playing time curtailed the past few weeks and started just three of 12 games in one stretch to start the month. But the 24-year-old has continued playing well when given the chance.

  • 09/17/2014 | Rookie Smith giving Mariners important innings

    Somewhat lost in the Mariners' offensive breakthrough in Tuesday's 13-2 victory over the Angels was yet another stellar outing by Seattle's bullpen, including the first career victory for newcomer Carson Smith.

  • 09/17/2014 | Bryant hoping his big league arrival comes soon

    No. 1 prospect Kris Bryant and Jen-Ho Tseng were honored Wednesday as the Cubs' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.

  • 09/17/2014 | Melvin irked over breakup with Triple-A affiliate

    The Triple-A Nashville Sounds' decision to seek a new parent club elicited a strong reaction from Brewers general manager Doug Melvin, whose top affiliate will play in either Fresno, Calif., or Colorado Springs, Colo., beginning in 2015.

  • 09/17/2014 | Hurricane Odile delays Canadian Junior National Team

    Hurricane Odile, a Category 3 storm which caused severe damage after touching down in northern Mexico on Sunday, delayed the return home of the Canadian Junior National Team, leaving the group stranded over 1,864 miles away while their peers competed in the Tournament 12 showcase at Rogers Centre. The hurricane battered the Los Cabos airport in Mexico, causing closures and leaving tourists in the region unable to travel for days.

  • 09/17/2014 | Astros to recognize prospects Hader, Phillips

    The Astros on Wednesday named left-handed pitcher Josh Hader their Minor League Pitcher of the Year and outfielder Brett Phillips their Minor League Player of the Year.

  • 09/17/2014 | Vlad Jr. following in father's, family's footsteps

    Vladimir Guerrero Jr., a 6-ft-2, 220-pound outfielder, is considered one of the top prospects for the international class of 2015, and the 15-year-old is expected to command a large signing bonus when he becomes eligible to sign on July 2.

  • 09/17/2014 | O's No. 4 prospect Walker collects first MLB hit

    The Orioles called up Christian Walker, their No. 4 prospect, for the first time Wednesday to add some depth at first base and to get a chance to see one of their top prospects compete at the Major League level. Walker, who was immediately inserted into the lineup, didn't wait long to show the O's what he can do, doubling for his first Major League hit in the seventh inning of Baltimore's 6-1 win.

  • 09/16/2014 | Pleskoff: Soler has game-changing abilities with bat, glove

    Jorge Soler handled his transition to the Cubs extremely well. He hit .271 with a homer and six doubles among his 23 fall hits. Playing a very solid right field, Soler played in 20 games and went to the plate 85 times.

  • 09/17/2014 | Hayes' late homer lifts Omaha to Triple-A title

    As the final out of the Triple-A Championship Game landed in right fielder Brett Eibner's glove Tuesday night, Triple-A Omaha stormed out of the third-base dugout at BB&T Ballpark. The Storm Chasers had defeated Pawtucket, 4-2, to win their second straight title.

  • 09/16/2014 | Butler has chance to end tough season on high note

    Rockies pitching prospect Eddie suffered a right rotator cuff strain in his Major League debut in June and spent the rest of the season rehabbing and trying to find his form in the Minors, but he's back in the Majors and is expected to start Saturday against the D-backs.

  • 09/16/2014 | Ranaudo allows two homers on quiet night for offense

    Red Sox righty Anthony Ranaudo gave up two more homers on Tuesday night, accounting for all of the runs he allowed in a 4-0 loss to the Pirates.

  • 09/16/2014 | Schwarber visits Wrigley, takes batting practice

    It didn't take long for Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs' No. 1 pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, to hit a couple balls into the bleachers during batting practice Tuesday. Next step will be instructional league where he'll work on fine-tuning his catching skills.

  • 09/16/2014 | Pirates honor Glasnow, Bell for Minor League work

    Tyler Glasnow was named the Pirates' Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the second consecutive season, while Josh Bell was dubbed the organization's Minor League Player of the Year.

  • 09/16/2014 | Rusney notches first hit, 'satisfied' with debut

    It took Rusney Castillo years to realize his dream of playing in the Major Leagues, but just one game to get his first career hit. The Cuban outfielder went 1-for-4 for the Red Sox in Wednesday's 9-1 loss to the Pirates, as he came up with an infield single in his second at-bat.

  • 09/16/2014 | Canadian amateur stars set for Tournament 12

    The top youth baseball talent from Canada will call Rogers Centre home for the next week. Tournament 12, an amateur baseball showcase featuring 160 of the best First-Year Player Draft-eligible players nationwide, kicked off Tuesday at the Blue Jays' home stadium in downtown Toronto.

  • 09/16/2014 | Dominican Prospect League a 2015 showcase

    Fernando Tatis Jr., 15, is one of 200 international teenage prospects participating in the Dominican Prospect League tournament and showcase, which started Monday and continues through Friday. The prospects, including Tatis Jr., are expected to be eligible to sign when next year's international signing period begins on July 2.

  • 09/16/2014 | Cubs ink extension with Iowa, sign with Myrtle Beach

    The Cubs Tuesday agreed on a two-year player development contract extension with Triple-A Iowa through the 2018 season and also signed a new deal with Myrtle Beach to move their Class A team to the Carolina League after 22 years with Daytona in the Florida State League.

  • 09/16/2014 | Liriano's power, speed makes him intriguing for Padres

    Rymer Liriano was at the San Diego Padres' Dominican Republic baseball academy when the facility opened in 2008. Now, after battling back from Tommy John surgery, he is the first player from the academy to make the Major League club. Liriano made his big league debut on Aug. 11.

  • 09/16/2014 | Prospect Ruiz leads Lancaster to California League title

    Third baseman Rio Ruiz, the Astros' No. 9 prospect, went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI after injured No. 2 overall prospect Carlos Correa threw out the first pitch.

  • 09/16/2014 | Price looking forward to seeing prospects play

    Three September callups made their way into the lineup Monday against the Cubs.

  • 09/16/2014 | Zimmer shining in relief role with Triple-A Omaha

    Kyle Zimmer has thrown four scoreless innings for the Storm Chasers, helping them win the Pacific Coast League and reach Tuesday's Triple-A National Championship Game against Pawtucket, the International League champions.

  • 09/15/2014 | PawSox between Omaha and back-to-back titles

    Down to its last strike in Game 4 of the Governors' Cup on Friday at Durham, Pawtucket rallied. Newly signed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo hit an RBI single to tie the game and Pawtucket went on to win in 13 innings. It won again the next day in Game 5 to claim the International League title for the first time since 2012.

  • 09/15/2014 | Flande, Butler to make starts down stretch for Rockies

    The Rockies will turn to left-hander Yohan Flande to start Thursday night against the D-backs, which means lefty Franklin Morales has been removed from the rotation for the remainder of the season.

  • 09/15/2014 | Rockies recall infielder Adames from Double-A

    The Rockies recalled switch-hitting infielder Cristhian Adames, their No. 13-ranked prospect, on Monday after he participated in Double-A Tulsa's five-game loss to Midland in the Texas League Championship Series.

  • 09/15/2014 | PawSox stacked entering Triple-A title game

    A total of 63 players have played for the Red Sox's Triple-A Pawtucket affiliate this year (including the postseason), and the club has made 214 roster moves. That led manager Kevin Boles to use 141 lineups in 144 games during the regular season.

  • 09/15/2014 | Abreu learns from Konerko's professionalism

    While building an offensive resume that has his name mentioned as a prime American League Rookie of the Year candidate, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu believes he has benefited immensely by getting an up-close-and-personal view of Paul Konerko's farewell season.

  • 09/15/2014 | Nicolino, Realmuto win Minor League awards

    After winning the Southern League championship, lefty Justin Nicolino received another honor on Monday, when he was named the Marlins' Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Catcher J.T. Realmuto, currently on the big league club, was the organization's Player of the Year.

  • 09/15/2014 | Cecchini learned perseverance, toughness from down year

    Cecchini's statistical resume with Pawtucket didn't match the lofty standards of his first three years in the Minor Leagues. This, however, is precisely why Cecchini, the Red Sox No. 3 prospect, says it was "the best year I've had."

  • 09/15/2014 | Rizzo returns, in lineup with Soler for first time

    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, sidelined since Aug. 27 because of a lower back strain, returned to the lineup Monday, and he was slotted to hit ahead of rookie Jorge Soler.

  • 09/15/2014 | Bryant, Tseng earn Cubs' top Minors honors

    Cubs fans will see Kris Bryant at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, but he won't be in the lineup. Not yet. Bryant and Jen-Ho Tseng were named the organization's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. The pair will be honored prior to the Cubs' game Wednesday against the Reds.

  • 09/15/2014 | Owens waiting his turn to get a taste of the Majors

    Ever the competitor, Henry Owens wishes he could have joined his friends Anthony Ranaudo and Matt Barnes for their first foray into life in the big leagues. But Owens understands why he wasn't called up, and he values what he learned at Triple-A.

  • 09/14/2014 | Brooks pitches Triple-A Omaha to PCL title

    Right-hander Aaron Brooks pitched a complete-game two-hitter as Triple-A Omaha beat the Reno Aces, 4-0, on Sunday to win the Pacific Coast League Championship Series, 3-2.

  • 09/14/2014 | Colome among three Durham callups

    Following Triple-A Durham's 4-1 loss to Pawtucket in the International League Championship game on Saturday night, the Rays opted to add three players from Durham for Monday's game: Right-hander Alex Colome, infielder Nick Franklin, and left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser.

  • 09/14/2014 | Asheville wins South Atlantic League championship

    Raimel Tapia went 2-for-5 with a home run and right-hander Konner Wade threw seven scoreless innings as the Asheville Tourists clinched the South Atlantic League championship with a 4-1 victory in the fifth and deciding game of the title series on Saturday night.

  • 09/14/2014 | Since promotion, Finnegan making strong impression

    Brandon Finnegan, the Royals' first-round pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, had retired all eight batters he'd faced since being called up to the Majors this month. But in pitching a scoreless ninth inning to finish up a 7-1 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday night, Finnegan surrendered a single to pinch-hitter Allen Craig.

  • 09/13/2014 | Kane County claims Midwest League championship

    Jacob Rogers smacked a two-run home run and finished with three RBIs to lead Class A Kane County to a 7-2 win over Lake County and clinch the Midwest League championship.

  • 09/13/2014 | Couch pitches PawSox to Governors' Cup title

    Triple-A Pawtucket claimed its second Governors' Cup title in three years with a 4-1 win over Durham in the series' decisive Game 5 on Saturday night.

  • 09/13/2014 | Storm Chasers force winner-take-all Game 5

    Five home runs by Triple-A Omaha pushed the Storm Chasers to a deciding Game 5 of the Pacific Coast League Championship on Sunday at their Werner Park.

  • 09/13/2014 | Catching prospect Coulter could be tried at other positions

    Clint Coulter's offensive performance at Class A Wisconsin helped him earn honors as the Brewers' Minor League Player of the Year, but it's uncertain if the former first-round Draft pick will remain behind the plate.

  • 09/13/2014 | Smith gives Mariners another weapon in 'pen

    Carson Smith, an eighth-round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Texas State University, is the latest power arm in the Mariners 'pen as he joins a group that has posted a 2.39 ERA while going from the 29th-lowest ERA in the Majors in 2013 to the best in 2014.

  • 09/13/2014 | Prospect Grichuk forcing his way into lineup

    Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk is making a case for a more prominent role in manager Mike Matheny's crowded outfield rotation.

  • 09/13/2014 | Betts returns to natural position of second base

    Two days ago, Red Sox manager John Farrell announced that Mookie Betts would shift to second base. The move became official on Saturday as Betts started his first career big league game at second base, the position Betts played at the apex of his meteoric rise through Boston's farm system.

  • 09/13/2014 | Montero moving back to duty in Mets' bullpen

    Rafael Montero is headed to the bullpen again. The 23-year-old rookie right-hander, who earned his first Major League win on Wednesday, will serve as an additional relief arm for the time being, according to manager Terry Collins.

  • 09/13/2014 | Pipeline preview: Decisive Game 5's on tap

    As the Minor League season nears completion, championship series around the country are reaching their nail-biting conclusions. Saturday, at least two titles will be awarded, as decisive Game 5's will be played in the South Atlantic League and International League championship series.

  • 09/13/2014 | McCullers impresses in Class A postseason victory

    Right-hander Lance McCullers, the Astros' No. 6 prospect, threw six scoreless innings Friday in Game 2 of the California League championship series and Class A Lancaster defeated Visalia, 3-0. With the victory, the JetHawks evened the best-of-five series at one game apiece.

  • 09/13/2014 | Storm Chasers facing elimination in PCL series

    Triple-A Omaha's season was pushed to the brink of elimination with Friday's 2-1 loss to Reno in Game 3 of the best-of-five Pacific Coast League championship series. The Storm Chasers must win on Saturday and Sunday to claim the title.

  • 09/12/2014 | Nicolino, Jacksonville win Southern League title

    Double-A Jacksonville finished the regular season on a 10-game winning streak, clinching a playoff spot on the last day of the season. The hot streak continued in the playoffs, culminating Friday with a 6-1 victory against visiting Chattanooga to complete a sweep of the best-of-five Southern League Championship Series.

  • 09/12/2014 | Binghamton wins Eastern League title

    Binghamton walked off with a 2-1 victory over Richmond on Friday to sweep of the best-of-five series.

  • 09/12/2014 | Jackson, Paterson get ticket to show

    The D-backs continued adding to their expanded roster on Friday, recalling outfielder Brett Jackson and left-handed pitcher Joe Paterson from Triple-A Reno.

  • 09/12/2014 | Pompey will never forget first Major League at-bat

    Dalton Pompey lived out a childhood dream -- on home turf, no less -- in the Blue Jays' series finale against the Cubs earlier this week.

  • 09/12/2014 | Crawford gets Minors award, talks promising future

    J.P. Crawford's plan for 2015 sounds like a simple one: Get bigger. Get better. The Phillies on Friday presented Crawford, whom they selected in the first round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the Paul Owens Award for the organization's Minor League Player of the Year.

  • 09/12/2014 | Moya, Kubitza take home Minor League Awards

    Outfielder Steven Moya and pitcher Austin Kubitza were announced as the Tigers' Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.

  • 09/12/2014 | Pipeline Inbox: What will the All-Star team look like in five years?

    Jim Callis answers questions about what prospects will end up as All-Stars, the Cubs' strategy with their prospects, and Indians first baseman Bobby Bradley.

  • 09/12/2014 | Highly touted Bickford to transfer to Southern Nevada

    Phil Bickford, a former first-round pick projected to go very early in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, will attend the Community College of Southern Nevada next spring, according to a source familiar with the situation.

  • 09/12/2014 | Pipeline preview: Jacksonville eyes Southern League title

    For the past month, Jacksonville has been one of the hottest teams in the Minor Leagues. The Marlins' Double-A affiliate won the first two games of the the Southern League finals series on the road against Chattanooga, and will have a chance to capture the championship at home Friday.

  • 09/12/2014 | Hard-hitting Franco brings Phils plenty of promise

    Right-handed-hitting Phillies third-base prospect Maikel Franco has power to spare. Once he refines a few issues, Franco will be a very welcome source of power at Citizens Bank Park.

  • 09/12/2014 | Mets have high hopes for catching prospect Plawecki

    The Mets are a club fortunate to have two young catchers with solid Major League tools. WithTravis d'Arnaud assuming the everyday catching role for the parent club, Kevin Plawecki is continuing his development in the Mets' pipeline as a promising offensive and defensive catcher.

  • 09/12/2014 | Billings captures Pioneer League championship

    Rookie-level Billings was the best team in the Pioneer League in the second half of the season and that success carried over into the playoffs. The Mustangs swept their semifinal series and, Thursday, they completed a sweep in the finals. In Game 2 of the best-of-three series, Billings defeated the Owlz at Orem, 6-5. It was their first Pioneer League championship since 2003.

  • 09/11/2014 | Cubs' Class A Kane County team one win from league title

    Kane County shut out Lake County on Thursday night, leaving the Cubs' Class A Midwest League affiliate one victory from capturing the league championship.

  • 09/11/2014 | Rockies' Class A Asheville team one win from league title

    Rockies top prospect David Dahl helped carry Class A Asheville past Hagerstown on Thursday, leaving Colorado's farm team one win away from the South Atlantic League championship.

  • 09/11/2014 | Storm Chasers set for Game 3 of PCL series

    After splitting the first two games of the best-of-five Pacific Coast League championship series, the Omaha Storm Chasers will meet the Reno Aces at 7:05 p.m. CT on Friday at Werner Park in Omaha, Neb.

  • 09/11/2014 | Betts will get full-time duty for Sox at second

    With Dustin Pedroia out for the season, and Brock Holt still dealing with a head injury, Red Sox manager John Farrell revealed on Thursday that Mookie Betts will likely fill the second-base job for the remainder of the season.

  • 09/11/2014 | Top prospect on a power trip up the organization

    Courtney Hawkins did it all in high school, pitching and hitting. But the White Sox turned their No. 5 prospect into a full-time outfielder, and the 20-year-old has the tools to become an above-average Major Leaguer.

  • 09/11/2014 | Pleskoff: Lorenzen has power, versatility to be short reliever

    The Cincinnati Reds have a very versatile power pitcher currently in development in 6-foot-3, 195-pound right-hander Michael Lorenzen. He has flown through the Reds' Minor League system, and it appears he could be on a very fast track.

  • 09/11/2014 | Owens projects as mid-rotation starter for Boston

    Due to his size, 6-foot-6, 205-pound Boston Red Sox left-hander Henry Owens may remind some people of a young Randy Johnson. Johnson was four inches taller and threw harder. But it would be understandable for people to see some Johnson in Owens.

  • 09/11/2014 | Cooper eager to work with Rodon

    White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper is looking forward to working with Carlos Rodon, the team's top pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and third overall selection, who could break camp in '15 as part of the big league starting rotation.

  • 09/11/2014 | Position prospects boost Draft stock at Cape

    Harwich outfielder Ian Happ was the lone player who entered the Cape season as a consensus first-rounder for 2015, and he did nothing to diminish his status. Several others significantly helped their causes, such as Bourne shortstop Richie Martin Jr. and Brewster outfielder Gio Brusa, though their lack of track record means they'll have to prove themselves again as juniors next spring.

  • 09/11/2014 | Pipeline preview: California League finals to get underway

    The final Minor League championship series will get underway Thursday when the California League finals begin between Lancaster and Visalia.

  • 09/11/2014 | Robertson homers in Rockhounds' playoff loss

    A's No. 1 prospect Daniel Robertson has quickly acclimated to Double-A pitching and hit his first Double-A home run Wednesday in Game 2 of the Texas League championship series.

  • 09/11/2014 | Realmuto sparks Jacksonville's Game 1 win

    Led by catcher J.T. Realmuto, the Marlins' No. 7 prospect, Double-A Jacksonville defeated Chattanooga, 5-3, in Game 1 of the Southern League Championship Series on Wednesday. It was the Suns' 14th win in their last 15 games, a hot streak that dates back to the regular season.

  • 09/10/2014 | Tseng leads Class A club to win in championship opener

    Class A Kane County opened its 2014 Midwest League Championship series vs. Lake County on Wednesday with a 4-3 win at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

  • 09/10/2014 | Potomac wins Mills Cup behind Oduber, Silvestre

    After losing Game 1 of the Mills Cup to Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach on Saturday, the Nationals won three straight games and captured the Carolina League championship with a 5-1 victory Wednesday in Game 4.

  • 09/10/2014 | Reds get two Brewers pitchers from Broxton trade

    The Reds acquired a pair of Minor League pitchers from the Brewers on Wednesday to complete their Aug. 31 trade of reliever Jonathan Broxton. Cincinnati received right-handers Kevin Shackelford and Barrett Astin in the deal.

  • 09/10/2014 | Smith getting feel for life as big league rookie

    Mariners reliever Carson Smith, who was brought up from Triple-A when big league rosters expanded for September, is already carrying out a rookie rite of passage.

  • 09/10/2014 | Padres try rookie infielder Spangenberg in left field

    Padres manager Bud Black slotted rookie infielder Cory Spangenberg in left field for Wednesday night's finale with the Dodgers as a way to get both his and third baseman Yangervis Solarte's bat in the lineup.

  • 09/10/2014 | First-round pick Newcomb finishes strong

    Angels first-round pick Sean Newcomb began his professional career with an 8.44 ERA in his first five games, then finished it by giving up one run and striking out 16 in his last nine innings. The key, according to general manager Scott Servais: "He finally put the fear of God in people."

  • 09/10/2014 | Crawford, Garcia honored as top Minor Leaguers

    Two of the brightest spots in the Phillies' Minor League system were honored for their terrific 2014 campaigns on Wednesday.

  • 09/10/2014 | Trio of September callups take part in Tuesday's action

    Three of the Cardinals' September callups played in Tuesday's 9-5 loss to the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Right-hander Sam Tuivailala made his Major League debut in the eighth inning. Outfielder Tommy Pham also made his big league debut, and Xavier Scruggs hit an RBI double for his first big league hit.

  • 09/10/2014 | Herrera wins top Minor League award

    Dilson Herrera won the Mets' organizational Player of the Year award, after flying through Class A Advanced St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton with a combined .323 average, 13 home runs and 23 stolen bases in 128 games.

  • 09/10/2014 | Pipeline preview: Multiple championship matchups on deck

    Championship week continues Wednesday in the Minor Leagues, as the Midwest League and the Southern League get their finals underway. In all, seven circuits will play finals games today.

  • 09/10/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Wong to have big impact rest of way

    Which prospect/rookie will have the largest impact in September and October?'s Jonathan Mayo argues that second baseman Kolten Wong is ready to play a vital role for St. Louis this fall.

  • 09/10/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Ventura ready to key Royals' run

    No rookie will have a greater impact on his team in September and October than Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura writes's Jim Callis.

  • 09/10/2014 | Nats prospect Difo has big night for Hagerstown

    Second baseman Wilmer Difo's breakout season got another highlight Tuesday night in Game 2 of the South Atlantic League championship series.

  • 09/10/2014 | With family, friends watching, Barnes sharp in debut

    Pitching in front of family and friends, Red Sox right-hander Matt Barnes controlled his nerves Tuesday night at Fenway Park and allowed three hits in three scoreless innings in his Major League debut. He tossed the last three frames in a 4-1 loss to the Orioles, striking out two.

  • 09/10/2014 | State College wins New York-Penn League title

    The State College Spikes jumped out to an early lead, scoring six runs in the top of the first inning, cruising to an 11-2 victory on Tuesday vs. Tri-City, winning the best-of-three series and claiming their first New York-Penn League championship.

  • 09/09/2014 | Nimmo leads the way in Double-A postseason win

    Outfielder Brandon Nimmo, the Mets' No. 3 prospect, collected two hits and drove in two runs Tuesday to lead Double-A Binghamton to a 5-2 victory against Richmond in Game 1 of the Eastern League championship series.

  • 09/09/2014 | Prospect Franco shows off bat, glove for Phils

    Prospect Maikel Franco had more than one thing to be proud about Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.

  • 09/09/2014 | Bassitt feels strong in return to rotation

    Chris Bassitt has thrown just 50 2/3 innings entering Wednesday's start against the A's after throwing 149 last year, so he feels ready for more as the season winds down, and he'll get it when he takes part in the Arizona Fall League.

  • 09/09/2014 | Coulter, Nelson earn Minor League honors

    Clint Coulter's power surge and Jimmy Nelson's dominant first half earned each Brewers prospect a significant pat on the back Tuesday. Coulter was named the Brewers' Minor League Player of the Year, and Nelson, who has graduated from prospect status since a midseason callup to the Majors, was named Pitcher of the Year.

  • 09/09/2014 | Accolades continue for prospect Bryant

    Cubs prospect Kris Bryant has been named the Minor League Player Of The Year by Baseball America. The 22-year-old hit a total of 43 homers and 110 RBIs between Double-A and Triple-A this season.

  • 09/09/2014 | Top '14 Draft pick Chavis relishes trip to Fenway

    Michael Chavis took batting practice at Fenway Park on Tuesday afternoon, going through his normal habit of staying through the ball and hitting line drives at first. After a little while, though, the 26th overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft began trying to air some balls out over the Green Monster.

  • 09/09/2014 | Pipeline preview: Triple-A playoffs on deck

    With spots in next Tuesday's Triple-A National Championship Game on the line, both the International League and the Pacific Coast League will begin their best-of-five finals on Tuesday. And the four franchises involved have plenty of experience at this level of the postseason.

  • 09/09/2014 | Tourists take Game 1 in 16-7 slugfest

    Third baseman Ryan McMahon, the Rockies' No. 7 prospect, collected three hits and drove in four runs Monday, as Class A Asheville outslugged Hagerstown at home, 16-7, in Game 1 of the South Atlantic League championship series. McMahon went 3-for-5 with a double, a walk and two runs. In three playoff games, he has gone 5-for-12 with two doubles and three walks.

  • 09/09/2014 | Miracle capture Florida State League Championship

    With Game 4 of the Florida State League championship series deadlocked at 2 in the 11th inning, Fort Myers outfielder Jason Kanzler stepped to the plate to face Daytona right-hander Stephen Perakslis. There was one out and a runner on second and the Miracle were one victory away from winning the best-of-five series, but hadn't scored since the fourth inning. Kanzler quickly changed that. He drove a ball out to center field for a two-run homer to give Fort Myers the lead. Right-hander Zack Jones set down host Daytona in order in the bottom of the 11th, punctuating Fort Myers' 4-2 victory with a game-ending strikeout.

  • 09/08/2014 | Fisher goes 3-for-4 in Tri-City shutout

    Led by left fielder Derek Fisher, the Astros' No. 14 prospect, short-season Tri-City defeated State College, 3-0, Monday in Game 2 of the New York-Penn League championship series. The ValleyCats victory sets up a decisive third game Tuesday in the best-of-three series. Fisher went 3-for-4 with a double and a run. In four playoff games, he is hitting .462/.500/.769 with two runs.

  • 09/08/2014 | Franco, Whitehead honored for play in Minors

    Maikel Franco was named the Phillies Minor League Player of the Month for the second consecutive month, while right-hander David Whitehead scooped up Pitcher of the Month after his stellar August for Class A Williamsport.

  • 09/08/2014 | Cardinals promote three in final round of callups

    As a reward for their standout seasons and in an effort to fortify the roster for the final three weeks, the Cardinals promoted infielder Greg Garcia, outfielder Tommy Pham and right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala from Triple-A as part of the organization's final round of September callups on Monday.

  • 09/08/2014 | Prospect Barnes receives first callup to Majors

    Impressed with the progress he's made with Triple-A Pawtucket this season, the Red Sox called up right-hander Matt Barnes on Monday. "I'm happy to be here. This is where I want to be," said Barnes, the Red Sox's No. 12 prospect, according to "This has been my dream since I was a young kid. It is awesome."

  • 09/08/2014 | With Murphy returning, Herrera likely moving to bench

    The Mets expect second baseman Daniel Murphy to return from the disabled list on Tuesday, effectively making Dilson Herrera a bench player for the rest of the season.

  • 09/08/2014 | Mets call up Montero, but lack room for Syndergaard

    Shortly after the Mets' final wave of September callups officially reported to New York, general manager Sandy Alderson explained top prospect Noah Syndergaard's absence as more procedural than anything else.

  • 09/07/2014 | Reno's title run has D-backs short

    With Triple-A Reno advancing to the Pacific Coast League Championship Series against Omaha, the D-backs will continue to wait for their September reinforcements from the Aces.

  • 09/07/2014 | Lindor not getting called to big leagues

    Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday that calling up top prospect Francisco Lindor right now did not make sense in the organization's eyes.

  • 09/07/2014 | Taveras rewards Matheny's lineup decision

    Oscar Taveras parlayed the positives of a pinch-hit appearance on Friday night and the subsequent placement in the lineup into a performance that included a two-run homer, the difference in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Brewers on Saturday night.

  • 09/06/2014 | Young starters may get opportunity in Rockies' rotation

    For large portions of the season, the Rockies have been without the 2014 Home Run Derby Captain, the 2013 National League batting champion and a two-time All-Star outfielder. But according to manager Walt Weiss, nothing has stung more than the fact that five of their starting pitchers have each missed at least two months.

  • 09/06/2014 | Astros dismiss Double-A manager Bodie

    The Astros are searching for a new manager at Double-A Corpus Christi after they informed Hooks skipper Keith Bodie on Friday he wasn't coming back. Bodie spent 16 years in the Astros organization, including the last three at Corpus Christi.

  • 09/06/2014 | Bethancourt showing Braves he doesn't lack passion

    Many members of the Braves have delighted as Christian Bethancourt has spent the past couple months showing he has the passion necessary to succeed at the Major League level on a permanent basis.

  • 09/06/2014 | Top prospect Norris keeps calm in pressure-packed debut

    The Blue Jays usually like to have rookies make their Major League debuts in low-pressure situations, but Daniel Norris was tossed right into the fire, and he wouldn't have it any other way.

  • 09/06/2014 | Minors hitting coordinator Berry talks Padres prospects

    For the next week or so, Sean Berry will live out of a suitcase, though that won't represent much of a change for the Padres' Minor League hitting coordinator.

  • 09/06/2014 | Alvarez showing he may be part of Padres' plans

    It was easy Saturday for Padres rookie reliever R.J. Alvarez to look back at his big league debut on Wednesday and finally have a laugh. "I was trying to do too much," Alvarez said.

  • 09/06/2014 | McCann has 'awesome experience' in first MLB start

    Tigers prospect James McCann's first Major League start had him catching former Cy Young winner David Price and hitting against Giants All-Star Madison Bumgarner.

  • 09/06/2014 | Cards announce instructional league plans

    Five players selected by the Cardinals in the first seven rounds of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft highlight the 44 players the Cardinals have invited to their annual instructional league, which begins later this month.

  • 09/06/2014 | Pipeline preview: Pair of championship series on deck

    As playoff baseball continues across the Minor Leagues this weekend, the championship series will begin Saturday in two circuits. In the Carolina League, Class A Advanced Potomac will travel to Myrtle Beach for Game 1 of the best-of-five Mills Cup series. Later in the evening, across the continent, the Northwest League championship series will get under way with Vancouver hosting Hillsboro in the best-of-three series.

  • 09/06/2014 | Mets to call up pitching prospect Montero

    The Mets announced after Friday's 14-5 win over the Reds at Great American Ball Park that 23-year-old right-hander Rafael Montero, the team's No. 6 prospect on, will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas and join the club in Cincinnati on Saturday.

  • 09/06/2014 | Chapman powers Midland in Double-A playoffs

    Third baseman Matt Chapman, the A's first-round pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning Friday, leading Double-A Midland to a 3-2 victory against Frisco in Game 3 of their Texas League semifinal series.

  • 09/06/2014 | Cards' Minors squad wins Appalachian League finals

    After splitting the first two games of the Appalachian League finals, Rookie-level Johnson City won the decisive third game Friday, defeating Danville, 4-2, to capture the championship.

  • 09/05/2014 | Double-A Richmond blanks Akron in Game 3

    Left-hander Ty Blach combined with relievers Edwin Quirarte and Steven Okert for a three-hit shutout on Friday as Double-A Richmond defeated Akron, 1-0, in Game 3 of their Eastern League semifinal series. The Flying Squirrels lead the best-of-five series 2-1.

  • 09/05/2014 | Tropeano to make MLB debut as sixth starter

    Right-hander Nick Tropeano will be plugged into the pitching rotation beginning Wednesday in Seattle and will make three starts as the Astros will go with a six-man rotation in the final 2 1/2 weeks of the regular season.

  • 09/05/2014 | Confidence is everything in baseball

    Jimmy Reed: mental toughness is the biggest part of pitching. Having sound mechanics and command are certainly a big part of being a successful pitcher. But being mentally tough takes precedent over everything. The guy who has all the talent in the world isn't worth anything if he crumbles under pressure or doesn't have the confidence to get hitters out without his best stuff.

  • 09/05/2014 | Cubs' youth movement moving full steam ahead

    The Cubs lineup that took the field Friday afternoon included only two players who were in the Major Leagues at the start of the season. The reinforcements, meanwhile, have been more than holding their own.

  • 09/05/2014 | Cards' affiliates have mixed results in postseason play

    Triple-A Memphis evened its best-of-five semifinal series against Omaha with a 4-3 win in Game 2 of the Pacific Coast League playoffs on Thursday. The series now shifts to Memphis for the final two -- or, if necessary, three -- games of the series.

  • 09/05/2014 | Kobernus recalled to add bench depth

    Jeff Kobernus played in 24 games with the Nationals last year with a .167 average. He homered once and stole three bases. Plus, he can play in positions in the infield and outfield.

  • 09/05/2014 | Symptom-free, Buxton ready for instructional league

    Byron Buxton is symptom-free after suffering a concussion on Aug. 13, and is at home resting in Georgia before the fall instructional league begins in Fort Myers, Fla., assistant general manager Rob Antony said on Friday.

  • 09/05/2014 | Hasler high on Rodon's long-term potential in Majors

    White Sox pitching coordinator Curt Hasler is confident left-hander Carlos Rodon has what it takes to succeed in the big leagues for a long time.

  • 09/05/2014 | Bradley back, but not in lineup

    When the Red Sox optioned Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket on Aug. 18, manager John Farrell said the outfielder would work on his swing and be back in September. Bradley was with the team and active Friday, albeit not in the starting lineup against the Blue Jays.

  • 09/05/2014 | Matzek stymies Padres in first career shutout

    Tyler Matzek was stellar over nine innings, while Drew Stubbs and Nolan Arenado belted homers in leading the Rockies to a 3-0 win over the Padres on Friday night.

  • 09/05/2014 | Pipeline Inbox: Is Bryant the No. 1 prospect going into 2015?

    Jonathan Mayo answers questions about Kris Bryant, the Arizona Fall League, the 2015 Draft and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.

  • 09/05/2014 | Pipeline preview: Owens leads Pawtucket into battle

    Henry Owens, the Red Sox's No. 2 prospect, will have his first chance to contribute to Triple-A Pawtucket's playoff push Friday, when he takes the mound in Game 3 of its International League semifinal series against Syracuse.

  • 09/05/2014 | Blue Jays prospect Labourt earns playoff win

    Left-hander Jairo Labourt, the Blue Jays' No. 16 prospect, allowed one run in six innings and earned the win, as Class A short-season Vancouver defeated Spokane, 5-4, in Game 2 of their Northwest League semifinal series.

  • 09/05/2014 | Jacksonville takes Game 1 of Southern League semis

    With Double-A Jacksonville trailing Mobile by one run and down to its final out Thursday in Game 1 of their Southern League semifinals series, second baseman Austin Barnes, the Marlins' No. 16 prospect, stepped up to the plate. Thanks to an error, the tying run was on first base, but Barnes would have to face right-hander Kaleb Fleck, the BayBears closer who ranked fourth in the league with 17 saves this season.

  • 09/05/2014 | Walker, Harrison lead the way for Fort Myers

    Led by Adam Brett Walker and Travis Harrison, the Twins' Nos. 13 and 16 prospects, respectively, Class A Advanced Fort Myers defeated Daytona, 5-1, on Thursday in Game 1 of the Florida State League championship series.

  • 09/04/2014 | Cecchini, Barnes power PawSox past Chiefs

    Third baseman Garin Cecchini collected four hits and right-hander Matt Barnes threw seven scoreless innings Thursday, as Triple-A Pawtucket defeated Syracuse, 8-2, in Game 2 of their International League semifinal series.

  • 09/04/2014 | Johnson City one win from Appy League title

    Johnson City (Tenn.), one of the Cardinals' rookie-level affiliates, sits one win away from capturing the Appalachian League title after defeating the Danville Braves, 2-1, in Game 1 of the best-of-three championship series.

  • 09/04/2014 | New father Patton joins Rangers' pitching staff

    Pitcher Spencer Patton joined the Rangers on Thursday. He was supposed to be in Kansas City as one of the September callups but was delayed because his wife was giving birth to their first child -- son Bruer -- on Wednesday.

  • 09/04/2014 | In wake of injuries, callups prove worth to Rox

    The Rockies' extreme wave of injuries has exposed the team's lack of depth. But in the same sense, it has also allowed an opportunity to discover talent that never would have been tapped into if it wasn't for this series of bad breaks.

  • 09/04/2014 | Buehler, Bickford headline Cape Cod League pitching prospects

    The main business on Cape Cod is tourism, and the second-most productive industry in eastern Massachusetts might be the refinement of baseball players. The Cape Cod League, which traces its roots back to 1885, has been the top proving ground for college players for the last three decades.

  • 09/04/2014 | Walker, Wilson head O's Minors award winners

    Orioles infielder Christian Walker and right-hander Tyler Wilson have been named the organization's Minor League Players of the Year, the club announced on Thursday.

  • 09/04/2014 | Schwarber, Johnson earn Cubs' monthly Minors honors

    The Cubs named Class A Advanced Daytona catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber and Double-A Tennessee right-hander Pierce Johnson as the Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for August.

  • 09/04/2014 | Cubs scout knew Soler was special from start

    Louie Eljaua remembers the first time he saw Jorge Soler in 2009, and he recalls how impressed he was at the then-teenage outfielder's size and skills. And Eljaua isn't surprised that Soler has made a smooth transition to the big leagues.

  • 09/04/2014 | Heaney's first taste of Majors a learning experience

    Southpaw Andrew Heaney, the Marlins' No. 1 prospect, didn't take his sweet time working through Miami's system. And even though his quick progress included a stretch of rough outings during his four-start stint in the Major Leagues, the Marlins are fully invested in the player expected to anchor their rotation alongside the likes of Jose Fernandez.

  • 09/04/2014 | Cards promote Scruggs to add depth at first base

    The Cardinals have called up first baseman Xavier Scruggs from Triple-A Memphis earlier than expected to give manager Mike Matheny more options behind the struggling Matt Adams.

  • 09/04/2014 | Pipeline preview: Fort Myers, Daytona set for battle

    The best-of-three semifinals of the Florida State League playoffs came to quick conclusions Wednesday, as Fort Myers eliminated Bradenton in two games and Daytona cruised to a sweep of Dunedin. Now, Fort Myers and Daytona will meet in the league's best-of-five championship game series, beginning on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. ET.

  • 09/04/2014 | Dahl, Tapia lead Class A Asheville to victory

    Outfielders David Dahl and Raimel Tapia, the Rockies' No. 3 and 5 prospects, combined for six hits, five runs and three RBIs on Wednesday, as Class A Asheville defeated Savannah, 8-3, in Game 1 of its South Atlantic League semifinal series.

  • 09/04/2014 | Gore delivers as advertised

    Terrance Gore was used as a pinch-runner on Wednesday night, stole third base and scored on an error for the final run in a 4-1 victory over the Rangers at Kauffman Stadium, delivering in exactly the manner anticipated when KC added the rookie speedster this week.

  • 09/04/2014 | German goes six scoreless in Class A playoff game

    Right-hander Domingo German, the Marlins' No. 11 prospect, threw six scoreless innings Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to lead Class A Greensboro to a victory in Game 1 of its South Atlantic League semifinal series against Hagerstown.

  • 09/04/2014 | Prospects Frazier, Zimmer star in Class A playoff win

    Batting back-to-back in Class A Lake County's lineup Wednesday, outfielders Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer, the Indians' past two first-round picks, combined for five hits, three runs and four RBIs on Wednesday, as the Captains defeated South Bend, 6-2, in Game 1 of their first round Midwest League playoff series.

  • 09/03/2014 | Escobar's gem spoiled, but PawSox walk off in 10th

    Left-hander Edwin Escobar, the Red Sox's No. 9 prospect, was one out away from completing a five-hit shutout for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday in Game 1 of its International League semifinal series against Syracuse.

  • 09/03/2014 | Bradley healthy heading into Double-A playoffs

    D-backs top prospect Archie Bradley lasted just one-third of an inning in his final regular-season start, but the right-hander is healthy entering the Southern League playoffs, according to GM Kevin Towers.

  • 09/03/2014 | Facing rivals, Ranaudo takes first big league loss

    Over 5 1/3 innings, Anthony Ranaudo allowed six hits, three runs, walked two and struck out one in the Red Sox's 5-1 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday night.

  • 09/03/2014 | Correa making great strides in recovery

    The Astros' top prospect, shortstop Carlos Correa, who broke his fibula in June while playing for Class A Lancaster and was lost for the season, is progressing so well that he's able to run and take some ground balls while working out in Kissimmee, Fla.

  • 09/03/2014 | Wieland can hardly wait to get back in The Show

    At some point in the near future, Joe Wieland is going to find himself back on a big league mound. It's something the Padres prospect has had a lot of time to think about since undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on July 27, 2012.

  • 09/03/2014 | Red Sox keeping options open on Betts

    Top prospect Mookie Betts has clearly looked like a Major Leaguer in recent days. Less clear is what position he will play for the Red Sox in 2015 and beyond.

  • 09/03/2014 | Owens unlikely to pitch for Red Sox this season

    While the Red Sox have showcased several of their prospects at the Major League level in recent weeks, it appears lefty Henry Owens won't make his debut until next season at the earliest.

  • 09/03/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Heaney has complete package

    Both Jim Callis and I agree that the Dodgers' Julio Urias is the best left-handed pitching prospect</b></a></span> in the game. Who comes next on that list is up for debate. While Jim is going with recent draftee Carlos Rodon of the White Sox, I'm sticking with Marlins southpaw Andrew Heaney.

  • 09/03/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Rodon's repertoire unmatched

    For this week's Pipeline Perspective, we'll identify the best left-handed prospect behind the Dodgers' Julio Urias. I prefer the White Sox Carlos Rodon for the simplest of reasons -- he has better pure stuff than anyone, including Urias.

  • 09/03/2014 | Pipeline preview: Nine leagues to start postseason

    The Minor League playoffs will gather momentum on Wednesday as nine leagues begin their postseason. The action will span the continent, from Dunedin and Fort Myers on the Gulf Coast of Florida, all the way to Vancouver in the Pacific Northwest.

  • 09/02/2014 | Schwarber, Vogelbach lead Daytona to postseason win

    Led by Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach, the Cubs' Nos. 7 and 11 prospects, Class A Advanced Daytona defeated Dunedin, 11-1, Tuesday in Game 1 of their Florida State League semifinals series.

  • 09/02/2014 | Kahnle returns from DL as Rox add reinforcements

    As expected following his successful live bullpen session on Saturday, Rockies right-hander Tommy Kahnle was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

  • 09/02/2014 | Legally lethal: Bogaerts, Betts rake in rout

    With a pair of 21 year-olds belting the baseball all over Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night, the Red Sox were treated to an intriguing glimpse of what the future could hold in a 9-4 win over their rivals.

  • 09/02/2014 | Gray to sit out first round of Double-A playoffs

    Rockies top prospect Jon Gray is dealing with shoulder fatigue and will not pitch in the first round of the Double-A Texas League playoffs. The move is precautionary and he has an outside chance of pitching for Tulsa if the Drillers were to advance to the next round.

  • 09/02/2014 | Astros add seven to big league roster

    Nick Tropeano is among seven players the Astros added to the Major League roster on Tuesday, joining L.J. Hoes, Max Stassi, Jonathan Villar and Jorge De Leon. Darin Downs was activated from the disabled list, and Samuel Deduno joined the team after being acquired off waivers.

  • 09/02/2014 | Walker eager to step up for Mariners

    This hasn't been the season Taijuan Walker envisioned when he reported to Spring Training seven months ago in Arizona. But after struggling with shoulder issues the first two months of the season and then spending most of the rest of his time at Triple-A Tacoma, the Mariners' top prospect figures there's still time to make something of 2014.

  • 09/02/2014 | White Sox deliberate, but Rodon not called up

    General manager Rick Hahn acknowledged that debate took place about bringing up Carlos Rodon in the same year that he was drafted, with good arguments on both sides of the decision-making process.

  • 09/02/2014 | Top prospect Gordon breaks left index finger

    Top prospect Nick Gordon broke his left index finger when he was jammed by a pitch on Monday, and will miss the rest of the playoffs with rookie-level Elizabethton, Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Tuesday.

  • 09/02/2014 | Padres giving Wisler feel for big league setting

    Matt Wisler, considered San Diego's No. 2 prospect by, has a locker in the team's clubhouse. But Wisler, 21, won't be pitching this month in games for the Padres.

  • 09/02/2014 | Bochy becomes seventh to manage a son

    Brett Bochy, who once patrolled the Padres dugout as a bat boy when father Bruce Bochy managed the club, joined dad once again on Tuesday, only this time as a player. The right-hander joined the second round of Giants September callups.

  • 09/02/2014 | Struggling Puig sits as Pederson gets first start, hit

    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly benched the slumping Yasiel Puig on Tuesday, giving Joc Pederson, the team's No. 3 prospect, his first Major League start against the Nationals.

  • 09/02/2014 | Former 46th-round pick Achter called up to big leagues

    As right-handed reliever A.J. Achter likes to put it, he was taken in a round of the First-Year Player Draft that doesn't even exist anymore. Achter was selected by the Twins in the 46th round of the 2010 Draft two years before the Draft was changed to include only 40 rounds.

  • 09/02/2014 | Top prospect Heaney could fill in for Alvarez

    Don't count out Henderson Alvarez returning to the Marlins' rotation this month. It's just a matter of exactly when. If Alvarez is not ready, an option to fill in is Miami's No. 1 prospect, Andrew Heaney.

  • 09/02/2014 | Ranaudo likely to stay in rotation rest of season

    Anthony Ranaudo already experienced the thrill of beating the Yankees, the team he rooted for as a kid, in his Major League debut on Aug. 1.

  • 09/02/2014 | Epstein discusses futures of Soler, Baez and Bryant

    Jorge Soler has made a strong first impression, Javier Baez is learning on the job, and Kris Bryant is headed home. It's all part of the development process for the trio of highly touted Cubs prospects.

  • 09/02/2014 | Determined Brown gets first call to Giants

    Outfield prospect Gary Brown, who joined the second wave of Giants callups Tuesday, insists that he has never felt bitter as he watched many of his peers ascended to San Francisco.

  • 09/02/2014 | Polanco returns to watch Lambo play right

    One week after making his Major League debut, the smart guys established Gregory Polanco as the odds-on favorite to earn National League Rookie of the Year Award honors. Adjustment woes eventually herded Polanco back to Triple-A Indianapolis.

  • 09/02/2014 | Phillies seek to integrate prospect Franco into lineup

    The Phillies hope Maikel Franco is that young, impactful hitter they have been seeking for some time. He will get his opportunity to play this month.

  • 09/02/2014 | Bethancourt provides reliable option behind plate

    Now that he has completed a successful season with Triple-A Gwinnett, Christian Bethancourt will spend the regular season's final month attempting to help the Braves reach the postseason.

  • 09/02/2014 | Strong second half earns Rodriguez callup

    Only one of the Reds' 10 September callups was summoned from Double-A Pensacola, and at 22, outfielder Yorman Rodriguez is now the youngest player in the big league clubhouse.

  • 09/02/2014 | Large number of callups gives Halos flexibility

    The Halos added 11 players to the roster on Tuesday, including Brennan Boesch, who saw immediate action in place of the scuffling David Freese.

  • 09/02/2014 | Realmuto's return to bigs on hold for Double-A playoffs

    Catcher J.T. Realmuto's return to the Marlins has been put on hold for a while longer. His Double-A Jacksonville Suns clinched their first playoff berth since 2010 with a win over the Mobile Baybears on Monday, and Realmuto will stay with the team for the duration of its postseason run.

  • 09/02/2014 | Yankees make flurry of moves, recall four

    Chris Young had already made the arrangements to have the furniture taken out from his New York City apartment. He had been cut by the Mets on Aug. 15, but he suddenly decided to wait.

  • 09/02/2014 | Schwarber, Johnson are Pipeline Players of the Month

    Cubs' slugger Kyle Schwarber dominated in August, hitting eight homers and 17 RBIs, which was enough to earn him the title of hitting Prospect of the Month. Red Sox's pitcher Brian Johnson allowed just two runs in four starts to earn him the pitching Prospect of the Month honors.

  • 09/02/2014 | Milwaukee adds trio of infielders to roster

    The Brewers continued their roster expansion adjustments Tuesday by designating outfielder Caleb Gindl and releasing right-handed starter Hiram Burgos to clear space on the 40-man for infielders Hector Gomez, Matt Clark and Jason Rogers.

  • 09/02/2014 | White Sox deliberate, but Rodon not called up

    General manager Rick Hahn acknowledged that debate took place about bringing up Carlos Rodon in the same year that he was drafted, with good arguments on both sides of the decision-making process.

  • 09/02/2014 | Vizcaino among seven added to Cubs' roster

    The Cubs added seven players for the final month of the regular season, including right-handed pitchers Brian Schlitter, Dan Straily and Arodys Vizcaino. The team also recalled left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup and outfielder Junior Lake, and selected the contracts of pitcher Eric Jokisch and catcher Rafael Lopez from Triple-A Iowa.

  • 09/02/2014 | Astros announce callups, add six to roster

    Astros interim manager Tom Lawless will have an extra-long bench to work with in his debut on Tuesday, as Houston announced a series of September callups in advance of its game against the Angels.

  • 09/02/2014 | No. 1 prospect Norris, nine others join Blue Jays

    The Blue Jays made a series of moves to expand their roster on Tuesday, recalling the club's No. 1 prospect -- lefty Daniel Norris -- from Triple-A and reinstating first baseman Dan Johnson and right-hander Brandon Morrow from the disabled list.

  • 09/02/2014 | Pipeline preview: Postseason action set to heat up

    Right-hander Tyler Glasnow will take the mound as Class A Advanced Bradenton hosts Fort Myers in the Florida State League playoffs in one of Tuesday's Minor League playoff matchups.

  • 09/02/2014 | Rookie-level Indians top Arizona League in offense

    The Rookie-level Indians were the top team offensively all season in the Arizona League. First baseman Bobby Bradley, the club's No. 20 prospect, won the circuit's Triple Crown (.361 batting average, eight home runs, 50 RBIs) and, as a team, they led the league in nearly every offensive category, from runs (332) to OPS (.745).

  • 09/02/2014 | Royals Minor League report: Sept. 1

    Omaha finished the regular season with a five-game sweep vs. the Sky Sox. Andy Ferguson (5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO) notched his first Triple-A win, with Andrew Triggs earning the save in his Triple-A debut. Matt Fields hit a three-run homer in the fourth. Brian Bocock doubled three times and scored twice. Omaha opens a playoff series on Wednesday against Memphis.

  • 09/01/2014 | Bryant edges Gallo in Minor League home run race

    There is a new Minor League home run king. Cubs' No. 1 prospect Kris Bryant edged Rangers' No. 1 prospect Joey Gallo, 43-42, in the season-long home run derby they had been waging from afar, as the Minor League's regular season came to a close Monday.

  • 09/01/2014 | Top prospect Franco leads Phillies' callups

    The Phillies added seven players to their roster following Monday's 7-0 win over the Braves, and one is Triple-A Lehigh Valley infielder Maikel Franco.

  • 09/01/2014 | Brewers prospect Coulter launches two homers in loss

    Catcher Clint Coulter, the Brewers' No. 7 prospect, hit two homers Monday to tie Class A Wisconsin's franchise record with 22 home runs this season. It wasn't enough to lead the Timber Rattlers to victory, however, and they lost, 11-5, at Beloit.

  • 09/01/2014 | Dodgers put prospect Pederson right into fire

    Joc Pederson had the stage, had the drama, had family in the stands, had everything he needed Monday to make his first Major League at-bat the stuff of legend -- a true Hollywood debut.

  • 09/01/2014 | No. 3 prospect Peterson finishes strong

    Third baseman D.J. Peterson, the Mariners' No. 3 prospect, homered twice and drove in five runs Monday, as Double-A Jackson defeated Montgomery, 13-6, in their season finale.

  • 09/01/2014 | Rookie-level Red Sox win Gulf Coast League title

    After splitting the first two games of the Gulf Coast League championship series, the Rookie-level Red Sox secured the title with an 8-1 victory against the Yankees in Monday's decisive third game.

  • 09/01/2014 | Tigers give prospect Moya warm welcome

    Steven Moya's first day in the big leagues got off to a great start when he arrived in the Tigers' clubhouse on Monday.

  • 09/01/2014 | Friars add three September callups

    The Padres on Monday took advantage of the expanded rosters by adding three players to the club for the season's final month. The team selected right-handed pitcher Leonel Campos and infielder Cory Spangenberg from Double-A San Antonio, and recalled left-hander Robbie Erlin from Triple-A El Paso.

  • 09/01/2014 | Burns joins A's as rosters expand

    The A's recalled right-hander Fernando Rodriguez and outfielder Billy Burns from Triple-A Sacramento and selected the contract of catcher Bryan Anderson on Monday as Major League rosters expanded.

  • 09/01/2014 | Soler makes highly anticipated Wrigley debut

    Ever since Jorge Soler signed his contract with the Cubs in June 2012, he's been waiting to play at Wrigley Field. It finally happened Monday. The 22-year-old outfielder, promoted from Triple-A Iowa on Aug. 27, went 2-for-4 with two doubles on Monday in the Cubs' 4-2 win over the Brewers.

  • 09/01/2014 | Hicks among eight callups joining Twins on Tuesday

    The Twins announced Monday that they plan to bring up eight September callups once they return home to Target Field on Tuesday against the White Sox.

  • 09/01/2014 | Top prospect Walker heads Mariners' callups

    Mariners top prospect Taijuan Walker and first baseman Justin Smoak were among seven players added from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday as Seattle's 25-man roster was supplemented by September callups, and both saw considerable action in a 6-1 loss to the A's.

  • 09/01/2014 | Terdoslavich among callups looking to help off bench

    Many eyes will be on catcher Christian Bethancourt in September, but outfielder/first baseman Joey Terdoslavich might have as much of an influence as Bethancourt.

  • 09/01/2014 | Jaime, Shreve hop back into Braves' bullpen

    Right-hander Juan Jaime and left-hander Chasen Shreve did not need any introductions when they entered the Braves' clubhouse to prepare for Monday afternoon's game against the Phillies. Both had been brought to the Majors earlier this year to be a part of Atlanta's 'pen.

  • 09/01/2014 | Soler, Bridwell are Pipeline Prospects of the Week

    Cubs' prospect Jorge Soler hit four home runs and 10 RBIs in five games with the big league club, while O's prospect Parker Bridwell allowed just two runs in two games started.

  • 09/01/2014 | Royals Minor League report: Aug. 31

    The Naturals lost a second straight vs. their in-state rivals. Starter Matt Murray yielded five runs, six hits and four walks with a strikeout over four innings. Aaron Crow tossed a scoreless seventh with one hit and one strikeout. Jorge Bonifacio drove in two, bringing his RBI total to 51. Christian Colon was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run.