Minor league baseball

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. For Akron, whose history is intertwined with the rubber industry’s, “a tough, gritty duck that’s really got that blue-collar ethos to it” was an ideal choice to rebrand, for both adults and kids. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 22, 2019 - 7:37 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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FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo, Buffalo Bisons third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. looks on before a minor league baseball against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in Buffalo, N.Y. The Toronto Blue Jays top prospect says he feels ready to finally make the jump to the majors, while adding the decision is out of his control. Blue Jays assistant general manager Joe Sheehan said this week the team is still evaluating when to make the move. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
April 19, 2019 - 5:27 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — While saying he's ready to make his major league debut, Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero didn't need a translator to insist he's not frustrated over still playing in the minors. "No. No," Guerrero said before continuing in Spanish on Friday. Interpreter Jesse...
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In this, March 28, 2019, photo, Don Logan, president of the Las Vegas Aviators, stands in front of a new baseball park in Las Vegas. Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 08, 2019 - 5:12 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Don Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city, so the president of the Las Vegas Aviators understands what the Oakland Athletics are going through in their quest for new digs in the Bay Area. After all, he's had sewage in his dugout, too. The...
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Tim Tebow grounds out in the fourth inning against the Pawtucket Red Sox in a Triple-A baseball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Thursday, April 4, 2019. The former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner went 0 for 4 for the top minor league affiliate of the New York Mets. He wasn't available for comment after the Syracuse Mets lost to the Pawtucket Red Sox 6-3 in 10 innings. (Michael Greenlar/The Post-Standard via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 6:58 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow had no hits in his Triple-A debut and nothing to say about it. The former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner went 0 for 4 on Thursday for the top minor league affiliate of the New York Mets. He wasn't available for comment after the Syracuse Mets lost to the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw throws to first base to pick off San Antonio Missions' Corey Ray in the first inning, as Kershaw pitches for the Oklahoma City Dodgers on a rehab assignment, in the first inning of the teams' Triple-A baseball game Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 04, 2019 - 6:53 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw gave up two runs and struck out six in 4 1/3 innings during his rehab assignment for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday night. The three-time Cy Young Award winner threw 61 pitches against the San Antonio Missions, a Milwaukee Brewers...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2015, file photo, members of the Biloxi Shuckers minor league baseball team eat lunch before practice at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos' stadium in Pensacola, Fla. Minor leaguers at the lowest levels can make as little as $1,100 per month despite spending 50-to-70 hours per week at the ballpark. A lawsuit alleging MLB violated minimum wage and overtime requirements was pre-empted in 2018 when Congress passed the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” which stripped minor leaguers of the protection of federal minimum wage laws. (AP Photo/Michael Spooneybarger, File)
April 04, 2019 - 4:05 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Jeremy Wolf loved being a professional baseball player. The New York Mets were his favorite team as a child, and it was a dream fulfilled when they selected him in the 31st round in 2016. The reality was something else. From first pitch to the final out was a blast, but the time...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, New York Mets' Tim Tebow loosens up before batting in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals in West Palm Beach, Fla. Tebow is set to begin his third full season of minor league baseball. He was assigned to the Triple-A Syracuse Mets just over two weeks ago and opening day is Thursday, April 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
April 04, 2019 - 12:27 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow is one step away from the Big Show. He's still in no rush. "I enjoy the process every day, enjoy every opportunity I get," Tebow said as he prepared for Thursday's International League opener with the Syracuse Mets. "That's one thing I take a lot of pride in — having...
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New York Yankees' Troy Tulowitzki is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in New York. The Orioles won 5-3. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 03, 2019 - 7:43 pm
A look at what's a happening around the majors Thursday: FANFARE Coming off winning road trips, the surprising Orioles, Tigers and Mets play their home openers. Sellouts are expected at Camden Yards, Comerica Park and Citi Field to greet teams trying to bounce back from losing seasons. Alex Cobb...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar (11) tosses his bat after striking out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Toronto, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 6:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outfielder Kevin Pillar was traded by the veteran-shedding Toronto Blue Jays to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday for infielder Alen Hanson, right-hander Derek Law and minor league pitcher Juan De Paula. Pillar was due to join the Giants in Los Angeles during their game against...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after striking out to Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Paul Fry during the eighth inning of an opening day baseball game at Yankee Stadium, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in New York. The Yankees won 7-2. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 01, 2019 - 8:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar joined the Yankees' lengthy injured list, putting nearly half of New York's starting lineup on the sidelines just three games into the season. Stanton strained his left biceps fouling off a 3-1 fastball from Baltimore's Dylan Bundy in the third...
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