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2014/07/12 00:33
2014/07/12 00:33
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O’Neill, 26, was added to the 40-man before the season started to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. He has yet to see MLB action, and has only 163 career plate appearances at the Triple-A level,...
2014/07/12 00:33
2014/07/12 00:33
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2014/07/07 15:12
2014/07/07 15:12
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Things haven’t gone according to plan in Tampa Bay this season, but the Rays just made a huge splash for their future by signing Baseball America’s top-ranked international prospect for $2.95...
2014/07/04 13:38
2014/07/04 13:38
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The first two days of the international signing period are in the books, and the Boston Red Sox have already made quite the splash. Between Espinoza and Acosta, the Red Sox have already spent $3.3...
2014/07/03 15:44
2014/07/03 15:44
9d
It’s easy for fans to ignore the international signing market—most of the players are just 16 years old and will never make the big leagues—but it’s still incredibly important. With the signing period...
2014/07/03 06:38
2014/07/03 06:38
9d
Baseball America’s Ben Badler wrote on July 2 that the club signed right-hander Jeffrey Nunez for the organization-enforced $250,000 limit. Standing at 6’1” and 180 pounds, Badler says the...
2014/07/02 19:38
2014/07/02 19:38
10d
One name you are going to hear about a lot over the next 24 hours is Dermis Garcia. Garcia, a 16-year-old shortstop from the Dominican Republic, is viewed as one of the top prospects eligible to sign...
2014/07/01 23:42
2014/07/01 23:42
11d
HOUSTON: Mariners pitcher Wilhelmsen ‘flourishing’ in new bullpen role | Seattle Mariners | The News Tribune The News Tribune Recent Headlines Recent Headlines Recent Headlines Recent...
2014/07/01 17:32
2014/07/01 17:32
11d
Tomorrow marks the launch of the 2014-15 international free agent signing period. Beginning tomorrow and ending June 15, 2015, amateur players outside of the United States (including Puerto Rico) and...
2014/07/01 11:38
2014/07/01 11:38
11d
His stuff may not be as eye-popping as Anderson Espinoza's, and he may not be as polished as Christopher Acosta, but when all is said and done, Juan Meza may very well wind up being the best pitcher...
2014/07/01 02:32
2014/07/01 02:32
11d
The American League East is about as tightly clustered as possible at this point, with just 1.5 games separating the field. With plenty of interesting situations developing in the division’s five...
2014/06/24 20:38
2014/06/24 20:38
18d
The best part of Major League Baseball's All-Star weekend has nothing to do with the top stars playing an exhibition that "counts," but the showcase game for the next wave of young superstars known as...
2014/06/22 16:33
2014/06/22 16:33
20d
Expect Chicago Cubs to Be Heavily Involved in 23-Year-Old Cuban OF Yasmani Tomas22-06-2014 Yasmani Tomas has recently defected from Cuba, and would be a perfect fit for the Chicago Cubs. According to...
2014/06/20 21:12
2014/06/20 21:12
22d
Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Reds are “close” to a deal with Cuban pitcher Raisel Iglesias, who defected last November. Ben Badler of Baseball America writes that Iglesias will...
2014/06/20 19:08
2014/06/20 19:08
22d
Back in October 2012, teenage phenom ShoheiOtani had the baseball world buzzing with excitement after he expressed a desire to sign with an MLB team out high school in Japan rather than begin his...
2014/06/20 16:32
2014/06/20 16:32
22d
We’re less than two weeks away from the July 2 international signing deadline, and MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez has published his ranking of the Top 30 International prospects for the 2014-15 class. Most...
2014/06/17 04:32
2014/06/17 04:32
25d
Here’s the latest out of the National League … The Reds are interested in Cuban free agent pitcher Raisel Iglesias, reports Ben Badler of Baseball America (via Twitter). A team official told Badler...
2014/06/16 15:35
2014/06/16 15:35
26d
Here’s some more from around the AL East… Also from Elliott, he hears that the Cubs are asking for four players in return for Samardzjia. The Blue Jays had two evaluators present for Samardzija’s...
2014/06/14 04:32
2014/06/14 04:32
28d
Five clubs now have new top prospects heading out of the amateur draft, writes ESPN.com’s Keith Law (Insider link). He lists the White Sox (Carlos Rodon), Angels (Sean Newcomb), Mariners (Alex...
2014/06/12 21:28
2014/06/12 21:28
30d
The Yankees did not make their first selection until the 55th pick of the amateur draft last week, which is a difficult way to restock a farm system. But there is another path to stockpiling young...
2014/06/12 17:32
2014/06/12 17:32
30d
JUNE 12: Despaigne has been hit with a lifetime ban by the Mexican League, reports Badler. The news will not, however, impact any future moves by Despaigne to establish himself as a major league free...
2014/07/12 00:33
2014/07/12 00:33
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