Minor League Baseball

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Fernando Rodney celebrates after the Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 09, 2018 - 7:37 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have acquired closer Fernando Rodney from the Minnesota Twins. The A's sent minor league right-hander Dakota Chalmers to Minnesota on Thursday to complete the deal that adds more depth to Oakland's stellar bullpen. The 41-year-old Rodney is 3-2 with 25...
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August 06, 2018 - 8:26 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The minor leagues' new extra innings rule led to a bizarre victory for the Clearwater Threshers on Monday night. The Philadelphia Phillies' Class A affiliate had no hits and no walks against the Tampa Tarpons, yet it beat the New York Yankees' Florida State League club 1-0...
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Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna is interviewed in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Osuna served a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 8:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roberto Osuna is getting a second chance with the Houston Astros. They also made it clear they won't give him another one. The All-Star closer met his new Astros teammates Sunday and addressed the club for 10 minutes in a closed-door meeting after completing a 75-game suspension...
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Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier grabs a line drive by the Cleveland Indians in the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 30, 2018 in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 5-4. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
July 31, 2018 - 11:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers made another addition to their infield, acquiring power-hitting second baseman Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday for infielder Logan Forsythe and two minor leaguers shortly before the trade deadline. Dozier departed Target...
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Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Schoop follows through on a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
July 31, 2018 - 1:49 pm
The latest on Major League Baseball trades on the deadline day for deals without waivers (all times Eastern): 4:40 p.m. The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired second baseman Jonathan Schoop in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles. The playoff-hopeful Brewers sent second baseman Jonathan Villar, along...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler (25) celebrates with Tommy Pham (28) after hitting a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett during the 11th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Cincinnati. The Cardinals won 4-2. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 31, 2018 - 9:20 am
The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays for three minor league players, outfielder Justin Williams, left-handed pitcher Genesis Cabrera and right-handed pitcher Roel Ramirez. The Rays also received international cap space in the four-player trade announced...
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July 30, 2018 - 11:22 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired hard-throwing closer Keone Kela from the Texas Rangers for minor league starter Taylor Hearn and a player to be named. The deal was announced late Monday night after the Rangers' 9-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. "It was a challenging trade...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Roberto Osuna throws against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Houston Astros traded Ken Giles to the Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna. Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez to Toronto as part of the deal, struck a day before the deadline for trades without waivers. The 23-year-old Osuna is eligible to pitch in the major leagues starting Sunday after a 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, file)
July 30, 2018 - 6:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Before Roberto Osuna steps onto the mound as Houston's new closer, the Astros want him to stand in the clubhouse and explain himself. Swapping a closer with on-field problems for one with off-field troubles, the defending World Series champion Astros traded Ken Giles to the...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels walks back to the dugout after the top of the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Arlington, Texas. Less than a week before the non-waiver trade deadline, the veteran lefty is in what he calls the worst stretch of his career. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
July 27, 2018 - 4:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are gambling a change of scenery and a pennant race will help Cole Hamels return to form. The Cubs acquired the veteran left-hander from the Texas Rangers on Friday for right-hander Eddie Butler, minor league pitcher Rollie Lacy and a player to be named. The Cubs are...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' J.A. Happ pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. . A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees are nearing a deal to acquire Happ from Toronto to bolster their starting rotation. The Yankees would send infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Bill McKinney to the Blue Jays, the person said Thursday, July 26, 2018, speaking on condition of anonymity because the trade was subject to the teams approving medical records. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
July 26, 2018 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — To the New York Yankees, lefty J.A. Happ put check marks in a lot of boxes — familiar with the AL East, comfortable in the postseason and perhaps most importantly, successful against the Boston Red Sox. Hours after ace reliever Zach Britton donned pinstripes for the first time, the...
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