PEARL, Miss. (AP) — Dallas Keuchel has thrown 14 innings of minor league baseball for two teams in two states over the past six days. There were a lot of good pitches and a few bad ones, but...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis' minor league baseball team says a child was hospitalized after being hit by a foul ball during a game Saturday night.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A minor league baseball team in California apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a Memorial Day tribute video that lumped her image with those of Kim Jong Un and...
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California team apologizing for offensive video showing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (all times local):
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — After luring Pawtucket, Rhode Island's minor league baseball team, the city of Worcester, Massachusetts may be going after its most famous business.
Blue Jays super prospect Guerrero feels ready for majors
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — While saying he's ready to make his major league debut, Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero didn't need a translator to insist he's not frustrated over still playing...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop prospect Ji-Hwan Bae has been suspended for 30 games for violating minor league baseball's domestic violence policy.
Connecticut minor league team to get a new name
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Tigers minor league baseball team is getting a new name.
General Manager Dave Schermerhorn says the Detroit Tigers affiliate wants to rebrand for the...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Don Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city, so the president of the Las Vegas Aviators understands what the Oakland Athletics are going...
PHOENIX (AP) — Jeremy Wolf loved being a professional baseball player. The New York Mets were his favorite team as a child, and it was a dream fulfilled when they selected him in the 31st round in...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow began the next step of his quest to make it to the major leagues , working out with the Triple-A Syracuse Mets on Tuesday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former minor league baseball player in West Virginia who spent more than 25 years in prison for a sexual assault conviction before his sentence was vacated has reached a...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Grueling, late-night road trips are a loathed hallmark of minor league baseball, and most ballplayers can't wait to leave bus life behind.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With a New England accent and penchant for colorful detail delivered without taking a breath — at least when he's in sales-pitch mode — Baby Cakes owner Lou Schwechheimer is...
MLB will use independent Atlantic League to experiment rules
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will use the independent Atlantic League to experiment with rules changes and equipment.
MLB and the minor league announced a three-year agreement...
Las Vegas Aviators’ ballpark gets massive LED video display
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The ballpark of the recently renamed Las Vegas Aviators now features a massive LED video display that the team says is the largest of its kind in the Minor Leagues.
Team owner The Howard Hughes Corp. on Monday said the display is approximately 31 feet (9.45 meters) high and 126 feet (38.4 meters) wide. It will show live video, instant replays, statistics and animations.
Democrat J.D. Scholten starting Iowa anti-poverty nonprofit
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat J.D. Scholten, a former minor league baseball player who narrowly lost his bid to defeat Republican Rep. Steve King in Iowa's 4th Congressional District, says he's keeping his political options open but will help create an Iowa nonprofit organization that fights poverty.
The group, called Working Hero Iowa, will encourage eligible people to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which can benefit low-income workers.
Veteran Arkansas newspaper sportswriter Jim Bailey dies
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Longtime Arkansas sportswriter Jim Bailey has died.
His son Bob Bailey tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that his father died Wednesday night at his home in Little Rock. He was 86.
Las Vegas baseball Triple-A team unveils new ‘Aviators’ name
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The minor league baseball team formerly called the 51s will debut at its new suburban ballpark in April as the Las Vegas Aviators.
Team owner the Howard Hughes Corp. unveiled the new name and logo Saturday near the 10,000-seat stadium being built at the company's Downtown Summerlin commercial center near the Red Rock Resort casino.
The team has also changed its Triple-A affiliation from New York Mets to Oakland Athletics.
Colorado Springs baseball team named Rocky Mountain Vibes
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The minor league baseball team that moved from Helena, Montana to Colorado Springs has a new name — the Rocky Mountain Vibes.
Team officials announced the mascot would be a s'more with his hair on fire named Toasty Vibes.
Colorado Springs lost its Triple-A Sky Sox baseball team to San Antonio, Texas, and gained the Rookie level team from the Pioneer League, which led to the re-naming.
Virginia city scores minor league team of its own
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city has scored a minor league team of its own.
The Free-Lance Star of Fredericksburg reports the City Council Tuesday unanimously approved the development and shared use agreement with Potomac Baseball, LLC for a $35 million multipurpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South.
Concert will raise money for Hurricane Florence victims
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A concert is set in South Carolina next month to raise money for Hurricane Florence victims.
The 10-hour Hurricane Florence Benefit Concert is set Nov. 11 at the TicketReturn.com Field, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball team.
Performers scheduled to appear include Michael Ray, Carly Pearce, Love & Theft and the Davisson Brothers Band.
Baseball team’s name makes a stink, takes off like a rocket
MADISON, Ala. (AP) — A new Alabama minor league baseball team's name is taking off like a rocket after making a big stink.
Meet the Madison-based Rocket City Trash Pandas.
Al.com reports the team held an event Saturday to unveil their new logo and start merchandise sales. They will begin playing in 2020.
Minor league team in O’Fallon vows to play despite lockout
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A minor league baseball team in suburban St. Louis is vowing to be on the field in 2019, even after being locked out of its city-owned ballpark.
The city of O'Fallon has terminated its lease with the River City Rascals, an independent Frontier League team unaffiliated with any major league team.
But the Rascals say on the team website that reports of unpaid bills are inaccurate. The note says the team "has every intention of playing baseball in 2019 and beyond."
Worcester City Council approves minor league baseball deal
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox proposed move to Worcester, Massachusetts, has taken a significant step forward with approval from the city council.
The Worcester City Council on Wednesday approved a proposal and financing plan negotiated by City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. by a 9-1 margin.
Sea Dogs president stepping down after quarter century
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The president of the Portland Sea Dogs is stepping down after serving with the minor league baseball team for the entirety of its quarter century of existence.
Charlie Eshbach, who announced his decision on Monday, will continue serving as a senior adviser.
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Baseball team changes name to Rocket City Trash Pandas
MADISON, Ala. (AP) — A minor league baseball team in Alabama has changed its name to the Rocket City Trash Pandas following months of brainstorming.
News outlets report the Mobile BayBears will take on the new moniker when the team moves to Madison, a Huntsville suburb. The owner of the Southern League franchise, BallCorps Inc., revealed the new name Wednesday night.
New Orleans AAA club applies to relocate to Wichita
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The agency which oversees state-owned sports facilities says New Orleans' minor league baseball franchise has filed an application to relocate to Wichita, Kansas, after the 2021 season.
Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District chairman Kyle France calls the decision by the New Orleans Baby Cakes "sad." But France asserts that the LSED remains committed to keeping the suburban New Orleans baseball stadium occupied by a professional baseball franchise long-term.
Blindfolded baseball team to play visually impaired squad
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A minor league baseball team from New Hampshire will take the field as normal except for one thing — they will be blindfolded.
Pawtucket officials mull future of baseball stadium
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials are pondering the future of a city-owned stadium now that the minor league Pawtucket Red Sox have announced they intend to leave for Massachusetts.
Moon Possums? Voting begins on baseball team name
MADISON, Ala. (AP) — The Moon Possums, Comet Jockeys and Space Chimps are among the five possible names for the minor league baseball team moving to Madison.
Team owner Ballcorps, LLC on Friday announced the proposed name. Thunder Sharks and Trash Pandas round out the final five names. Most of the proposed names gave a nod to the region's deep connections to the national space exploration program.
The Latest: PawSox planning move to Massachusetts
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a plan to move the Pawtucket Red Sox from Rhode Island to Massachusetts (all times local):
The Pawtucket Red Sox say they have signed a letter of intent to build a new ballpark in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Minor League trademark hints at possible PawSox move
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — What's in a name?
For fans of the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate, it may be a hint of where the team might play in the future.
Minor League Baseball has applied for three trademarks on the word "WooSox," a name that hints the Pawtucket Red Sox may be seriously considering a move to Worcester.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Spending the weekend in Cooperstown, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. received a reminder of how much dedication it took his father to earn induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
It was a timely lesson for Guerrero now that minor league baseball's acclaimed top prospect has entered the next phase of his career.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say severe storms that have barreled through central Kentucky have caused power outages, road closures and damage to buildings and trees.
News outlets report that thousands of people are without power and events including The Bluegrass Fair and the Lexington Legends minor league baseball game were called off due to Friday's storms.
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The owner of a Utah minor league baseball team has backed out of a deal to move the team to Pueblo, Colorado.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports Orem Owlz owner Jeff Katofsky announced his plans to relocate the team last month. Pueblo County had planned to build a $25 million multi-purpose stadium for the team.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In an effort to attract millennials to its games, a minor league baseball team in Alabama ended up insulting some of them.
The Montgomery Biscuits is the Tampa Bay Rays' Double-A affiliate. On Wednesday, the team announced an upcoming "Millennial Night."
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Norma Glass remembers the days she and friends weren't focused on the game going on in front of them. They were content simply running around City Stadium, "just mooching" food off fans who'd come to support the Lynchburg Minor League Baseball team.
That was decades ago, in the 1940s. It was then, Glass said, that she first started coming to games.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A minor league baseball team in Massachusetts is apologizing for a botched rendition of the Canadian national anthem at a recent game.
The Lowell Spinners in a social media statement Monday blamed Sunday's substandard performance of "O Canada" on an audio delay between the microphone and the speakers and the inexperience of a team employee singing in front of a large crowd.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia farm team for the Washington Nationals plans to move its home stadium about an hour south.
The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Potomac Nationals announced their intention to move from Woodbridge to a new baseball park in Fredericksburg in 2020.
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A Minor League Baseball team is moving to Colorado from Utah.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports the owner of Utah's Orem Owlz announced Wednesday that he will move his team to Pueblo. The team is an affiliate with the Los Angeles Angels.
NEW YORK (AP) — A minor league baseball team in New York says it will rebrand as the "Staten Island Pizza Rats" — at least for five season home games.
The Staten Island Yankees announced Monday that they were honoring a 2016 fan vote to change their name, and will be selling merchandise promoting the new one. "Pizza Rats" emerged as the winning moniker in the Name the Team contest, when fans voted overwhelmingly for the infamous pizza slice-carrying subway rodent seen in a viral video.
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan girl attending a minor league baseball game has been hospitalized after being hit in the head by a foul ball.
WNEM-TV and MLive.com report that 7-year-old Lena Webber was attending a Great Lakes Loons game Wednesday at Midland's Dow Diamond. She was sitting in a grassy area of the right field berm when she was struck.
MADISON, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama city is preparing to start construction on a nearly $50 million minor league baseball stadium that will anchor a new development on Interstate 565.
News outlets report that the city of Madison is planning a groundbreaking ceremony for the facility on June 9.
The stadium will become the new home of the Class Double-A Mobile BayBears, who are relocating to north Alabama from the coast.
Losing taking toll on Hahn, White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf recently got a subscription to minor league baseball TV. That's how things are going for Chicago at the major league level.
Minor league baseball will be making a one-day appearance next month at Veterans Memorial Park in Norfolk.
The Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau has teamed up with the Lincoln Saltdogs to host an exhibition game on May 12 against the Sioux City Explorers at Veterans Memorial Park’s baseball field.
The exhibition game cleared its final hurdle Monday evening when the Norfolk City Council approved an agreement as part of the consent agenda to allow the visitors bureau to use the field for the game.
Las Vegas 51s baseball team announces brand, name change
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 ideas through the team's website and social media pages. An entry will be randomly chosen May 4 to win a grand prize including $500 of team merchandise.