With the stroke of a pen and an entry in the transactions log, the Atlanta Braves are signaling the end of the Ender Inciarte era. The effortless gliding to the precise spot in the outfield has been the lingering memory of Ender Inciarte during his tenure with the Atlanta Braves. Short of accepting a minor league role, though, that era appears to be over.
A day after acquiring designated hitter Nelson Cruz, the Rays traded left-hander Rich Hill to the Mets for catching prospect Matt Dyer and reliever Tommy Hunter. Hill was scheduled to pitch this weekend against the Indians, but the Rays brought up Luis Patiño to join the rotation -- he started Thursday's 5-4, 10-inning win over the Indians -- so they had six starters for five spots. Right-hander Chris Archer (right forearm tightness) is on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham and believed to be coming back soon, while Minor League right-hander Shane Baz will likely contribute at some point after pitching for Team USA at the Olympics. Meanwhile, ace Tyler Glasnow is hoping to return in September.
TRIPLE-A — TACOMA RAINIERS. RECAP: The Rainiers limited to River Cats to only 3 hits as Tacoma shutout Sacramento 4–0 on Friday night. Starter Vinny Nittoli (2.0,0,0,0,0,2,HB) struck out 2 over 2.0 scoreless innings, but did not factor into the decision. LH David Huff (3.0,2,0,0,0,3), RH Jimmy Yacabonis (1.0,0,0,0,0,1), RH Taylor Guerrieri (1.0,0,0,0,0,0), RH Brian Schlitter (1.0,1,0,0,0,2) and RH Wyatt Mills (1.0,0,0,0,0,2) combined to allow only 3 hits while walking 0 and striking out 8 over 7.0 scoreless inning in relief. Huff improved to 2–3 on the season with the win in relief. DH Sam Travis (2x3, 2 2B, 3 RBI, BB) recorded 2 double and drove in 3 of the Raniers 4 runs. 2B Jake Hager (2x4, 2B), LF Dillon Thomas (2x3, 2B, BB), RF Luis Liberato (1x5), 3B Jantzen Witte (1x4, R, RBI) and C Jose Godoy (1x3, 2 R, BB) each collected at least 1 of the team’s 9 hits.
Triple-A: Gwinnett Stripers (Braves) 17, Norfolk Tides 8. Despite scoring eight runs on five hits last night, the Tides were blown out by the Stripers. Knuckleballer Mickey Jannis gave up nine runs (seven earned) over the course of 3.2 innings to raise his ERA to 5.02. Then Tyler Joyner allowed six runs in an inning of work, and Fernando Abad allowed two runs in 2.1 innings. Cody Carroll, acquired from the Yankees in the Zach Britton trade, was the only Tides pitcher to not allow a run.
Los Angeles Dodgers prospects Keibert Ruiz had a career night to help lead Triple-A Oklahoma City to a 14-5 rout of the Sugar Land Skeeters (Houston Astros affiliate). Ruiz finished 4-for-4 with a double, three home runs and five RBI. The three-homer game was Ruiz’s first of his career and...
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The New York Yankees have sure missed his contributions on the batter’s box and on the field, where his glove could have made a difference in at least one of the hotly contested affairs against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park this weekend. But at long last, third baseman Gio Urshela is back with the team after a stint on the COVID-19 injured list. He could be activated on Sunday.
Two Los Angeles Angels minor leaguers went on the record to describe what they called inadequate treatment of players within the organization, including paying salaries too low for players to live on. Kieran Lovegrove, a pitcher for the Double-A Rocket City Trash Pandas, said money is so tight that players...
HOUSTON -- The wait is almost over for Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, who said Saturday that he will return to action in the next couple of days on a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Sugar Land. Bregman has been out of action since straining his left quadriceps muscle while running the bases on June 16.
PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and agent Scott Boras have shared daises at numerous press conferences over the years. They shared another Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, where the Phillies introduced first-round Draft pick Andrew Painter. Painter, whom the Phillies selected with the 13th overall pick, signed a contract last week worth $3.9 million. He established himself as one of the top prep pitchers in the country over the past few years. He is 6-foot-7 and 215 pounds with a fastball that sits in the 94-96 mph range and touches 97 mph. He throws a four-seam fastball, sinker, curveball, slider and changeup. He went 6-1 with a 0.31 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 45 1/3 innings as a senior, earning Florida’s Gatorade Player of the Year Award.
Here's a look at Saturday’s top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list:. Orioles: Adley Rutschman, C (MLB No. 2), Double-A Bowie. Gunnar Henderson, SS (MLB No. 90), High-A Aberdeen. Jordan Westburg, SS (No. 6), High-A Aberdeen. Rutschman came up clutch for Bowie, hitting a game-tying, two-run...
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (CBS 58) - After being drafted 36th overall by the Minnesota Twins in the 2021 MLB Draft, Noah Miller is turning pro. The Ozaukee graduate and Fredonia native signed with the Twins on Thursday, July 22nd. Miller will now head to Fort Myers to the Minnesota Twins Minor...
Ben Dum has hit some road blocks in his quest to make a career in professional baseball. That hasn’t kept the West Perry grad from persevering. Dum, undrafted out of VCU, hooked on with an independent team in June of 2019, then was signed in August by the Minnesota Twins and had a strong summer pitching for the Twins Rookie League franchise in Elizabethton, Tenn.
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The Iowa Cubs sunk the Columbus Clippers (Guardians), 9-4. Starter Justin Steele pitched the first four innings and allowed two runs, one earned, on just two hits. Steele walked three and struck out four. Because Steele didn’t pitch five innings, Scott Effross was awarded the win. Effross pitched 1.2 innings...
On this week’s Around The Nest Toronto Blue Jays minor league podcast, we hand out awards—we call them Nesties—to the best Blue Jays prospects of the 2021 season. The midseason award show is hosted by the Voice of the Vancouver Canadians and the man with a bow tie Tyler Zickel. He is joined by the radio voices of the Trenton-Buffalo Thunder Bisons Gregg Caserta and New Hampshire Fisher Cats Bob Lipman, as well as the Dunedin Blue Jays’ social media guru Andrew Thriffiley.
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Mike Adams has continued to pitch well, adding to the incredible story that is his first season with the Philadelphia Phillies. Adams, a right-handed relief pitcher, who this time last year was working solely as an instructor as the co-founder of the Baseball Performance Center in Pleasantville, is one step away from the majors and pitching well enough to grab the big-league club’s attention.