Minor League Baseball

Detroit Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos, right, hugs farewell to Jordy Mercer in the dugout, after Castellanos is traded to the Chicago Cubs, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 31, 2019 - 3:49 pm
The Latest on Major League Baseball's trade deadline (all times Eastern): 6:40 p.m. The Los Angeles Angels have acquired catcher Max Stassi from the Houston Astros in exchange for minor-league outfielders Rainier Rivas and Raider Uceta. Stassi, who has played in parts of seven seasons with the...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 28, 2019 file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' David Phelps pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The Cubs added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander David Phelps from Toronto for minor league righty Thomas Hatch, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 3:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander David Phelps from Toronto for minor league righty Thomas Hatch. As part of the trade announced Tuesday, the Blue Jays agreed to send cash to Chicago to offset some of Phelps' contract, which includes a $2.5 million base salary...
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New York Mets' Jason Vargas delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 29, 2019 - 5:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies bolstered their beleaguered rotation. Left-hander Jason Vargas was acquired from the New York Mets on Monday for Double-A catcher Austin Bossart. The 36-year-old is 6-5 with a 4.01 ERA, winning his last three starts. He became expendable when the Mets...
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) throws against the Cleveland Indians during first inning baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday July 24, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 6:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman was acquired by his hometown Mets from the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday for a pair of minor league prospects, a trade that makes it likely New York will deal away one of its current starters by Wednesday's deadline. A 28-year-old right-hander who made...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Eric Sogard celebrates after scoring on a wild pitch by Detroit Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
July 28, 2019 - 11:18 am
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays traded veteran utilityman Eric Sogard across the diamond Sunday, sending him to the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. Toronto is expected to receive a minor leaguer for the 33-year-old Sogard, who is having a career season. Sogard was due to start in right field against...
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Miami Marlins relief pitcher Sergio Romo delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Chicago. The Marlins won 2-0. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 27, 2019 - 8:14 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Veteran reliever Sergio Romo is right back in a pennant race. The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins acquired the 36-year-old righty from Miami on Saturday night, hoping to boost their beleaguered bullpen for the stretch. "It's kind of hard to explain because I'm super excited," Romo...
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Home plate umpire Brian deBrauwere, left, huddles behind Freedom Division catcher James Skelton, of the York Revolution, as the official wears an earpiece during the first inning of the Atlantic League All-Star minor league baseball game, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in York, Pa. deBrauwere wore the earpiece connected to an iPhone in his ball bag which relayed ball and strike calls upon receiving it from a TrackMan computer system that uses Doppler radar. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let the computer call balls and strikes during the all star game. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 11, 2019 - 6:37 am
YORK, Pa. (AP) — "Robot umpires" have arrived. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes Wednesday night at its All-Star Game. Plate umpire Brian deBrauwere wore an earpiece connected to an iPhone in his pocket...
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Sam Huff, of the Texas Rangers, runs after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of the MLB All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Cleveland. The MLB baseball All-Star Game is to be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 07, 2019 - 7:44 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — On this night, baseball's future stayed undecided. Texas catching prospect Sam Huff's two-run homer in the seventh inning rallied the American League to a 2-2 tie with the National League on Sunday — and provided the first glimpse of an All-Star tiebreaker — in a Futures Game that...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke greets supporters before walking in the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 04, 2019 - 5:33 pm
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on presidential candidates on July Fourth (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Candidates collided Thursday at the Iowa Cubs ballpark in Des Moines when former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife ran into former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and his family. Biden walked...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2019 file photo Los Angeles Angels' Tyler Skaggs pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tyler Skaggs has died at age 27, Monday, July 1, 2019. Skaggs started the Angels' game Saturday night against the Athletics. Their game against the Texas Rangers on Monday night has been postponed. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, file)
July 01, 2019 - 6:28 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs had persevered through injuries to be a valuable pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. The left-hander had posted a photo of himself and teammates in cowboy hats for their weeklong trip to Texas where he was set to start on the Fourth of July holiday. The 27-year-...
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