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Cubs, Cards Minor Leaguers Suspended

Matt Eddy -

Cubs minor league righthander Robert Hernandez, 19, was suspended for testing positive for stanozolol, the commissioner’s office announced Thursday. His suspension will run for 50 games. Signed out of Venezuela […]


Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between March 22 and 28. Last week’s transactions available here. Arizona Diamondbacks Released: RHP Eric Butler, RHP Matt Fowles, RHP Derik […]

Minors | #Transactions

Rule 5 Picks To Click—Updated!

Matt Eddy -

The Rule 5 Class of 2007 gave us the comeback-player-of-the-millennium in Josh Hamilton and the rapid ascendancy of Joakim Soria from the Mexican League to Royals’ closer. Righthander Kevin Cameron […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Hello Springdale

Alan Eskew -Premium Content

Wichita will no longer be stomping grounds for Royals farmhands. Springdale, Ark., which in July 2006 passed a referendum by 13 votes to fund a minor league stadium, will be the new home of the Royals' Double-A affiliate, which will call itself the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

Minors | #2008#Classification Reports#Double-A


Josh Leventhal -

Naomi Silver hardly thinks of Batavia as a reclamation project. The Rochester Red Wings chief operating officer instead views her team's new relationship with the Muckdogs, their neighbor in upstate New York, as an investment that will prove profitable for two of minor league baseball's most venerable teams.

Minors | #2008#Business Beat

Keep On Changing

Will Lingo -Premium Content

A couple of features in this year's Minor League Preview really highlight, at least to me, how much the minor leagues have changed over the last decade and a half.

Minors | #2008#Column

Building A Winner

Josh Leventhal -Premium Content

Kurt Landes can't wait to see the IronPigs hit a home run. The general manager of the International League's newest franchise, which makes its home debut on April 11 in Lehigh Valley, was not so anxious about the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate putting runs on the board, but rather how the scoreboard will respond to the team scoring runs. One of the many over-the-top amenities at Coca-Cola Park is a nine-story tall scoreboard in left-center field with a giant neon Coke bottle hanging from its top.

Minors | #2008#Season Preview

Ahead Of His Time

Adam Rubin -Premium Content

As Fernando Martinez lined baseballs to the opposite field and tossed rifle throws from right field to third base and home plate during a spring-training tryout in 2005, the Dominican teenager sensed the Mets would be the organization that ultimately would sign him.

Minors | #2008#Prospect Pulse