Rumble Ponies Announce Coaching Staff

March 5, 2019 2:46 PM ET

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies have announced their 2019 coaching staff. First-year manager Kevin Boles will be joined by pitching coach Jonathan Hurst, hitting coach Tony Jaramillo, bench coach Ender Chavez, athletic trainer Kiyoshi Tada, and performance coach Kory Wan

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Altoona executives put the 'RV' in 'Curve'

Martin, Bowen find balance while living, working at park for week

Nate Bowen and Derek Martin are spending the week in an RV parked outside of Altoona's Peoples Natural Gas Field.

By Benjamin Hill | February 28, 2019 10:02 AM ET

Front-office duo Derek Martin and Nate Bowen are prepping for the Double-A Pittsburgh Pirates' season by living out of a ballpark RV. Why? Ben Hill explores.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Eastern League Moving To Split Season Format

By Bill Rosario | February 20, 2019 4:03 PM ET

The Eastern League has announced the league will be changing their playoff format from a full season format to a split season format. Under the new format the first place team from each division during both the first and second halves of the season will qualify for the postseason.

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MiLB mourns passing of Artiaga

Baseball 'lifer' served as Minor League president from 1988-91

February 16, 2019 11:31 PM ET

Salomon B. "Sal" Artiaga, who served as Minor League Baseball President from 1988-91, died on Friday night in Palm Harbor, Florida. He was 72.

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Yard Goats take peanuts out of the ballgame

Hartford becomes first team to ban increasingly common allergen

Dunkin' Donuts Park, home of the Eastern League's Hartford Yard Goats, will be peanut-free in 2019 and beyond.

By Benjamin Hill | February 14, 2019 10:11 AM ET

The Hartford Yard Goats have banned peanuts from Dunkin' Donuts Park, becoming the first professional sports team to prohibit the increasingly common allergen.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Shawn Williams Named Reading Manager

February 11, 2019 8:22 AM ET

Former Clearwater Threshers manager Shawn Williams will be the R-Phils new manager for the 2019 season. Williams will be joined by returning hitting coach Kevin Riggs, as well as new Fightins pitching coach Aaron Fultz, assistant coach Nelson Prada, athletic trainer Michael Hefta, and strength and conditioning coach Kenny Matanane.

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Buck Britton Returns to Bowie as Manager

February 8, 2019 12:03 PM ET

The Baltimore Orioles announced this week that Buck Britton will be the new manager of the Bowie Baysox in 2019. Kennie Steenstra and Keith Bodie return as the pitching and hitting coach, respectively, while Josh Conway joins the staff as an additional coach.

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Jays invite Guerrero, Bichette to camp

Toronto's top pair of prospects will head to Spring Training

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. batted .402 with Double-A New Hampshire last season. (Megan Switala/Buffalo Bisons)

By Chris Bumbaca | January 26, 2019 12:26 PM ET

Toronto announced Saturday they were inviting baseball's top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to Spring Training, along with the organization's second-ranked prospect, Bo Bichette.

Chris Bumbaca is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @BOOMbaca. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Orioles invite Diaz, Mountcastle to camp

Top two prospects in system combined for 24 homers in 2018

Yusniel Diaz has blasted 31 home runs in 296 Minor League games since the 2016 season. (David Monseur/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | January 25, 2019 7:37 PM ET

Outfielder Yusniel Diaz and infielder Ryan Mountcastle, the Orioles' top two prospects, are among 18 non-roster invitees to Major League Spring Training.

Andrew Battifarano is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @AndrewAtBatt. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Harris Returning To Flying Squirrels In 2019

January 25, 2019 3:35 PM ET

Willie Harris will return in 2019 for his second season as the manager of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the team announced on Friday. Harris becomes just the second manager in franchise history to lead the club for multiple seasons, joining Dave Machemer (2011-13).

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