Minor league baseball

June 10, 2019 - 6:26 pm
ROME, Ga. (AP) — Dallas Keuchel dominated in his first minor league game since signing with the Atlanta Braves, pitching one-hit ball for seven scoreless innings for Class A Rome on Monday night. Keuchel, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner, struck out nine against Charleston in the South Atlantic...
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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres (25) celebrates his two-run homer with Luke Voit, second from right, during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Yankee Stadium, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 09, 2019 - 11:32 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: START IT UP This year's Subway Series begins at Yankee Stadium, though rain is in the forecast for the opener of the two-game set. Jason Vargas (2-3, 3.57 ERA) pitches for the Mets. The 36-year-old lefty is coming off a shutout against the Giants...
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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 - 11:03 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: 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 - 7:56 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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FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius throws the ball to first base in time to get a runner during a Gulf Coast League baseball game, in Tampa, Fla. Gregorius is back at shortstop for the New York Yankees, who are winning despite a slew of major injuries. Gregorius had Tommy John surgery in October, shortly after he injured his right elbow in the playoffs against Boston. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
June 07, 2019 - 3:47 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Didi Gregorius taught himself to play piano while recovering from elbow surgery. The Yankees are counting on his other talents. Eight months after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Gregorius was activated from the injured list and will start at shortstop Friday night as the AL East-...
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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 - 7:03 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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The minor league Birmingham Barons and the Montgomery Biscuits play a game in Rickwood Field, America's oldest baseball park, in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Built in 1910, the ballpark predates better-known parks including Chicago's Wrigley Field and Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
May 30, 2019 - 10:23 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Time for a little history lesson. Just a few miles west of downtown Birmingham, tucked into a neighborhood of modest homes the way ballparks used to be, sits a stately green time capsule known as Rickwood Field. In a couple of months, this place will officially mark its...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio bats against the San Diego Padres during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 24, 2019, in Toronto. Biggio struck out. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 12:59 am
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was brought up by Toronto on Friday and made his major league debut against San Diego. Biggio was in the lineup, batting eighth and playing second base, the position where his father won four Gold Glove awards...
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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 - 5:49 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. Outfielders Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge also...
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In this Monday, May 13, 2019 photo, Quad Cities River Bandits pitcher Austin Hansen throws in the outfield before a Class-A Midwest League baseball game against the Cedar Rapids Kernels in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Quad Cities will play at least 40 of their first 43 games away from their home stadium Modern Woodmen Park because of water issues caused by flooding from the nearby Mississippi River. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 15, 2019 - 2:32 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — For a minor league team that plays its home games in flood-ravaged Iowa on the swollen banks of the Mississippi River, the season so far has presented some unusual challenges. The Quad Cities River Bandits are dragging their equipment everywhere they go because there's no...
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