Minor league baseball

FILE - In this Monday, May 3, 1999 file photo, members of the Cuban baseball team carry their country's flag onto the field after a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Major League Baseball, its players’ association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island nation to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades. The agreement runs through Oct. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
December 19, 2018 - 4:51 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Major League Baseball, its players' association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades. The agreement,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana (41) connects for a two-run home run against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning in Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series, in New York. Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers. The swap came Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the close of the winter meetings. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
December 13, 2018 - 2:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was in the hospital, making a trade from a bed. Cleveland counterpart Chris Antonetti was boarding a plane headed back home, trying to finalize the deal before the flight pulled away from the gate. They managed to complete the swap as...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, New York Yankees' Andrew McCutchen is greeted in the dugout after he hit a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, in Seattle. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $50 million three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, because the agreement, which includes a club option for 2022, is subject to a successful physical.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 11, 2018 - 2:04 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 2:02 p.m. Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais hopes his team can find success rebuilding with youth much the way the AL West rival Oakland Athletics have done. A flurry of offseason trades by general...
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Mike Elias, the Baltimore Orioles' new executive vice president and general manager, speaks at baseball a news conference, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 19, 2018 - 12:06 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — New Orioles general manager Mike Elias spoke excitedly Monday about rebuilding the worst team in the majors by drafting wisely, stocking the farm system and delving deep into the International market. After finishing 47-115 this year, the Orioles essentially will start from scratch...
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November 12, 2018 - 5:38 pm
New York Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow has another offseason job. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback will host "Million Dollar Mile," a 10-episode high-stakes physical competition show on CBS. Contestants will have a chance to win $1 million every time they run the Million...
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November 03, 2018 - 5:58 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds say pitcher Jairo Capellan was killed and two other minor leagues players injured in a car accident Saturday morning in the Dominican Republic. Dick Williams, the Reds' president of baseball operations, confirmed Capellan's death and said pitcher Raul Hernandez...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2010, file photo, former San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey smiles before the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Francisco. McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and those long arms, has died. He was 80. The San Francisco Giants announced his death, saying the fearsome hitter passed “peacefully” Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 31, 2018, “after losing his battle with ongoing health issues.” (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
November 01, 2018 - 5:58 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and those long arms, died Wednesday. He was 80. The San Francisco Giants announced McCovey's death, saying the fearsome hitter passed "peacefully" on Wednesday afternoon "after losing...
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New York Mets new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen poses at CitiField Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 30, 2018 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — At first, the New York Mets reached out to Brodie Van Wagenen simply for recommendations. Preparing to begin a general manager search last summer, Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon already had a long relationship with Van Wagenen and figured the powerful player agent could...
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October 25, 2018 - 10:04 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Charlie Montoyo, a bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays this season, was hired as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday. He succeeds John Gibbons, who was let go after the team finished 73-89. The Blue Jays will officially introduce Montoyo during a news conference Monday at...
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The Boston Red Sox pose for a picture after winning the baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. Red Sox won 4-1. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 20, 2018 - 9:23 pm
Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. "Sweet Caroline" or "I Love L.A." Yet for all their rich history — dating back to Babe...
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