Rays take charge of 2020 prospect rankings

By Joe Bloss | January 27, 2020 4:47 PM ET

In terms of both quantity and quality, no team has prospects like Tampa Bay.

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Braves' Waters (Danville 2017), Anderson (Danville 2016) receive invites

By Sam Dykstra | January 23, 2020 9:07 PM ET

The Braves won their second straight National League East title in 2019 with help from homegrown players like Ronald Acuna Jr., Ozzie Albies, Mike Soroka and Freddie Freeman. The next wave isn't far behind.

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Former B-Royal, Salvador Perez To Become US Citizen at Royals Fan Fest

By Alex Feuz | January 23, 2020 3:00 PM ET

The Kansas City Royals announced on Wednesday, star catcher Salvador Perez will become a U.S. citizen on Friday, January 24 during Royals FanFest presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.

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Appalachian League participates in MLK Day of Service

January 20, 2020 1:40 PM ET

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Appalachian League executives participated in the 25th annual MLK Day of Service, volunteering in 11 communities across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The Appalachian League is a Rookie (Advance) league in Minor League Baseball that consists of 10 teams across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The league was established in 1911, and the modern Appalachian League began play in 1957. For more information about the Appalachian League, please visit appyleague.com or follow the league on Twitter (@AppyLeague). This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Kansas City Royals Invite 12 Past Players of the Burlington Royals to Major League Spring Training

By Alex Feuz | January 17, 2020 8:11 PM ET

The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has invited 12 past members of the Burlington Royals.

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Appalachian League releases 2019 community report

League contributions exceeded $2.3 million for 2019 calendar year

January 17, 2020 2:10 PM ET

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Appalachian League today announced it surpassed $2.3 million in charitable contributions for the 2019 calendar year. The multi-million dollar figure is a culmination of all community involvement from the ten teams in the Advanced-Rookie league, as well as efforts from the Appalachian League office.

The Appalachian League is a Rookie (Advance) league in Minor League Baseball that consists of 10 teams across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The league was established in 1911, and the modern Appalachian League began play in 1957. For more information about the Appalachian League, please visit appyleague.com or follow the league on Twitter (@AppyLeague). This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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TWINS ANNOUNCE 2020 MINOR LEAGUE STAFF ASSIGNMENTS

By Minnesota Twins | January 15, 2020 3:44 PM ET

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN - The Minnesota Twins announced today that their minor league managerial and coaching positions have been filled for the 2020 season. Of note, all seven affiliates will have two pitching coaches, one of whom is bilingual (English and Spanish), while the top three levels will employ five-person coaching staffs.

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Burlington Royals Announce 2020 Coaching Staff

By Alex Feuz | January 11, 2020 2:51 PM ET

BURLINGTON, NC. (January 10, 2020)- The Burlington Royals announced today their coaching staff for the 2020 season. Joining Tony Peña Jr. for his first season as the Burlington Royals manager will be pitching coach John Habyan and hitting coach Ramón Castro. The training staff will consist of Brad Groleau, and Joey Mañana, both returning from the previous season.

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5 Appalachian League alums among Prospects to Break Out in 2020

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By Jim Callis and Mike Rosenbaum and Jonathan Mayo | January 7, 2020 11:36 AM ET

Every organization takes pride in its ability to identify and develop talent. We're the same way at MLB Pipeline, especially when it comes to predicting future breakout prospects.

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Pulaski Yankees release 2019 charitable contributions

January 7, 2020 10:52 AM ET

PULASKI, Va. - The Pulaski Yankees today announced the organization made over $282,000 in charitable contributions during the 2019 calendar year, an increase of over $250,000 from 2018. Through the new Calfee Cares community relations program, the Yankees made $253,587 in gift in kind donations and $28,833 in cash donations from in-stadium fundraising efforts.

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