Matt Seelinger sat in the visitor’s bullpen at Surprise Stadium, waiting for his turn to pitch. The San Francisco Giants right-hander had never played above Class A. Now, in a Cactus League exhibition against the Texas Rangers, he was in line to toe a major league mound for the first time. Then it started to […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s minor leagues will shift to regionalized six-game series with a common off day in an effort that cuts scheduled travel mileage by 28-56% and reduces expenses in their first season of operations under Major League Baseball. MLB reduced affiliated farm teams to 120 from 160 in the first season after […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has reorganized its minor leagues in a 120-team regional alignment. MLB released a plan Friday for two Triple-A divisions, and three divisions each for Double-A, High-A and Low-A. Forty affiliates were dropped from 2019, the last season under the old minor league system, and the remaining teams were […]
The West Virginia Black Bears, formerly of the MiLB’s Class A short season’s New York-Penn League, will be one of six teams joining the MLB’s new Draft League. With top prospects coming to the Mountain State, excitement for the Black Bears is at an all-time high.
When COVID-19 wiped out the minor league baseball season, Biscuits’ general manager Mike Murphy got to thinking. With strong support from the Montgomery area and a solid effort from the organization, Riverwalk Stadium has remained an area hangout.
The Tennessee Smokies may be looking to move from their current location in Kodak to the downtown area of Knoxville. With a recent proposal for a new stadium by Smokies owner Randy Boyd, the team could see a new home within the next five years.
Minor league baseball will be taking a hiatus this season, but the work ethic of Craig Warzecha will not. It never has. And that’s how he became the general manager of the Bradenton Marauders.
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections. The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the minor league governing body […]
Easton McGee, the 2016 Kentucky Mr. Baseball, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays right after his final season at Hopkinsville High School with the 120th pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. Last season, McGee returned to the state that made him a star, playing for the Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods, only about an hour from where he grew up. With the current MiLB season up in the air, McGee hopes to continue his homecoming with some positive momentum.
Fifteen minor league baseball teams have filed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract by insurance providers after being denied claims for business-interruption insurance due to the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball announced Monday that it will attempt to play a 60-game regular season, but its minor league clubs — many under threat of losing affiliations […]