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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Lewis, Kirilloff ticketed for big league camp

Twins' top two prospects receive invitations to Spring Training

In his first full professional season, Royce Lewis hit .292/.352/.451 with 14 homers and 28 stolen bases. (Tom Hagerty/MiLB.com)

By Josh Jackson | January 25, 2019 7:57 PM ET

Top Twins prospects Royce Lewis and Alex Kirilloff have received non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training. It's the first time for both.

Josh Jackson is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @JoshJacksonMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Tigers' Soto lands on suspended list

14th-ranked prospect to sit out first 20 games of '19 season

Gregory Soto posted a 4.45 ERA in 23 Florida State League starts last season. (Tom Hagerty/MiLB.com)

By Chris Bumbaca | January 11, 2019 6:15 PM ET

Left-hander Gregory Soto, the Tigers' 14th-ranked prospect, was suspended 20 games by Major League Baseball on Friday for conduct detrimental to the game.

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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FSL President Carson to retire following 2019 season

Final season will be his 43rd in professional baseball

Florida State League President Ken Carson congratulates the Daytona Tortugas in the 2017 playoffs. (Aldrin Capulong /Daytona Tortugas)

November 27, 2018 3:58 PM ET

Florida State League President Ken Carson today announced his plans to retire following the 2019 season after what will be his 43rd year in professional baseball.

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Isabel slugs his path into Reds' future

First baseman sets record in homers while Stephenson hits reset

Ibandel Isabel totaled a .562 slugging percentage in 110 games across two Class A Advanced leagues. (Buck Davidson/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | October 12, 2018 10:01 AM ET

First baseman Ibandel Isabel topped the Minor Leagues in home runs while righty Robert Stepheson hit the reset button to lead the Cincinnati Reds' Organization All-Stars.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Sanchez reportedly will skip AFL stint

Top Phillies prospect suffers setback during instructional league

Sixto Sanchez posted a 2.51 ERA in eight starts during an injury-shortened year with Clearwater this past season. (Cliff Welch/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | October 8, 2018 10:20 PM ET

Due to right collarbone soreness, the top Philadelphia Phillies prospect Sixto Sanchez will skip the Arizona Fall League, according to an NBC Sports report.

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

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Kirilloff named Twins' Player of the Year

No. 30 overall prospect hit .348 with 101 RBIs across two levels

Alex Kirilloff led all Minor Leaguers with 44 doubles and ranked seventh with 101 RBIs. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | September 30, 2018 6:24 PM ET

No. 30 overall prospect Alex Kirilloff was named the Twins' Minor League Player of the Year after hitting .348 with 20 homers and 101 RBIs across two Class A levels.

Rob Terranova is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @RobTnova24. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Toolshed: Gimenez could surprise with pop

ISO shows top Mets prospect outperformed in power department

Andres Gimenez was a Florida State League end-of-season All-Star despite moving up to Binghamton on July 23. (Mark Olson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | September 21, 2018 10:04 AM ET

Andres Gimenez has shown plus ability in everything but power, but with the way his ISO beat expectations in 2018, he might have a more well-rounded profile than previously thought.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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On the Road: Making history in Daytona

Tortugas' Jackie Robinson Ballpark pays tribute to 1946 season

The statue outside of Jackie Robinson Ballpark marks the events of 1946, when Robinson spent Spring Training in Daytona Beach.

By Benjamin Hill | September 20, 2018 10:06 AM ET

Daytona Beach's Jackie Robinson Ballpark got its name to honor the momentous events of 1946. Ben Hill spoke with a local historian about what transpired.

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

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Costello powers Miracle to FSL title

Twins first baseman turns tide with three-run homer in Game 4

Ryan Costello drove in four runs and scored three times for Fort Myers in the Championship Series. (Fort Myers Miracle)

By Rob Terranova | September 10, 2018 9:59 PM ET

Minnesota Twins first baseman Ryan Costello belted a three-run go-ahead dinger that turned the tide in Class A Advanced Fort Myers' 8-5 win over Daytona.

Rob Terranova is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @RobTnova24. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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