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A War With No Point

Will Lingo -Premium Content

Minor League Baseball's war against independent baseball has claimed another victim. In case you missed the news, Mike Veeck has decided to divest himself of all his interests in affiliated minor league teams, so he can concentrate on indy ball instead.

Minors | #2008#Column

Montero And Romine Team-Up Behind The Plate

Bill Ballew -Premium Content

The Yankees realized when they signed Jorge Posada to a new four-year contract over the winter that the veteran would not be behind the plate during the latter portion of the deal. A strained right shoulder that placed Posada on the disabled list in late April for the first time in his career may lead to off-season surgery and a sooner-than-expected move from catcher, yet Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is content with the state of the receiving in the organization, particularly at low Class A Charleston.

Minors | #2008#Classification Reports#Low Class A

Yankees Promote Melancon, Cox

Ben Badler -

The Yankees today promoted righthander J.B. Cox from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and righthander Mark Melancon from high Class A Tampa to Trenton. Melancon, 23, had pitched exclusively out […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Royals Promote Rosa To Triple-A

Ben Badler -

The Double-A Texas League’s current ERA leader won’t be holding on to that label much longer. That’s because the Royals promoted Northwest Arkansas righthander Carlos Rosa to Triple-A Omaha today. […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between May 7 and 9. Last week’s transactions available here. Baltimore Orioles Optioned toTriple-A: SS Eider Torres Placed on 7-day DL: […]

Minors | #Transactions

AA Dish: Golson Gets Three

Ben Badler -

A pair of toolsy players stood out yesterday, as Phillies center field Greg Golson and Brewers shortstop Alcides Escobar took home Prospect Of The Day honors in their respective leagues. […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Can possible No. 1 overall pick Buster Posey stay at catcher, and how good would he be at shortstop? How do top two-way talents Aaron Hicks, Ethan Martin and Casey Kelly rate, strictly as hitters and strictly as pitchers? How does this year's banner crop of first basemen stack up—defensively?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA