Minor League Baseball

FILE - In this March 2, 2018, file photo, New York Mets' Tim Tebow walks back to the dugout after striking out during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow is set for hand surgery Tuesday, July 24, 2018, and likely done for the season, dashing his hopes of playing in the majors this year. The 30-year-old outfielder will have surgery in New York to remove his broken right hamate bone. He hurt himself last week swinging the bat. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
July 23, 2018 - 2:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow is set for hand surgery Tuesday, dashing his hopes of playing in the majors this year. The 30-year-old outfielder will have surgery in New York to remove his broken right hamate bone, an injury that occurred Thursday while swinging a bat for Binghamton...
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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia walks across the field after a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, July 20, 2018, in New York. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said after the game that he was called by the front office in the middle innings and told not to use Familia in relief because the team was close to trading him. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 21, 2018 - 7:24 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After three years of missing the playoffs and dealing away fan favorites like Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson and Sonny Gray, the Oakland Athletics are trying to steer themselves in the opposite direction. They certainly took a significant step Saturday by acquiring New York...
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San Diego Padres pitcher Brad Hand (52) throws in the eighth inning during the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 19, 2018 - 7:23 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With an eye on October and beyond, the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians scooped up All-Star closer Brad Hand and fellow reliever Adam Cimber from the rebuilding San Diego Padres in exchange for switch-hitting catching prospect Francisco Mejia. The Indians need Hand, a lefty,...
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World Team Touki Toussaint, of the Atlanta Braves works against the U.S. Team during the eighth inning All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photos/Susan Walsh)
July 15, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Touki Toussaint was about to settle down for his pregame nap when Atlanta Braves director of player development Dom Chiti called. "When I saw his name pop up, I did kind of get nervous," Toussaint said. "You see that name pop up, you're like, 'Oh, snap.'" Chiti was calling earlier...
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World Team manager David Ortiz (34) shoots a self portrait with his team before the All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 15, 2018 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Ortiz drew so many pals and well-wishers, it took him nearly three minutes just to climb a few dugout steps. He then swung behind the batting cage, gave Vladimir Guerrero a playful pat, and spotted another Hall of Famer along the first base side. "What's goin' on, Papi?" a...
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CORRECTS DATE - In this July 8, 2018 photo, Kaito Yuki poses for photographers at a press conference in Osaka, western Japan. Yuki is headed to the Kansas City Royals organization instead of attending high school in Japan. The team signed Yuki, a 16-year-old pitcher, out of junior high to a standard seven-year minor league contract Sunday. He is thought to be the first Japanese junior high school player to sign with a major league club. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 08, 2018 - 10:16 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kaito Yuki is headed to the Kansas City Royals organization instead of attending high school in Japan. The team signed Yuki, a 16-year-old pitcher, out of junior high to a standard seven-year minor league contract Sunday. He is thought to be the first Japanese junior high...
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Washington Nationals Mark Reynolds rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the second inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 07, 2018 - 9:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Reynolds may have sent his manager toward a sleepless night. How is Dave Martinez supposed to rest when he's got to figure out whether Reynolds' career night earned him another start Sunday? "Well, I mean I'm going to sleep just fine. That's his problem," Reynolds joked...
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April 17, 2018 - 12:00 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Minor League Baseball team in Las Vegas soon will have a new name and a new look. The Las Vegas 51s on Monday announced it will be rebranding and changing its name for the 2019 season. The club launched a "Name the Team" sweepstakes, where fans, through April 30, can suggest...
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