Tigers invite Mize to Spring Training

Club's top prospect was first overall selection in last year's Draft

Top Tigers prospect Casey Mize struck out 170 batters over 128 1/3 innings between college and pro ball last season. (Tom Hagerty)

By Michael Avallone | January 21, 2019 7:45 PM ET

The Detroit Tigers extended a non-roster invitation to Major League Spring Training camp to top overall prospect Casey Mize on Monday.

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Mariners acquire Long in three-way trade

Seattle picks up No. 7 Reds prospect, sends Stowers to Yanks

A 12th-round pick in 2013, Shed Long has a career OPS of .788 through six Minor League seasons. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 21, 2019 5:40 PM ET

The Reds, Mariners and Yankees pulled off a three-way trade Monday afternoon with Shed Long going to Seattle, Josh Stowers headed to New York and Sonny Gray going to Cincinnati.

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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Despite scare, beat goes on for Bucs' Hinsz

19th-ranked prospect back on mound after open heart surgery

Gage Hinsz made 19 Florida State League starts the season before undergoing open heart surgery. (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)

By Chris Bumbaca | January 21, 2019 10:43 AM ET

A year after undergoing open heart surgery, Pirates No. 19 prospect Gage Hinsz is prepared to make the most of his second chance on the mound.

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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Siri helps Estrellas to series lead in Finals

Reds No. 15 prospect collects seven hits in three games for title

Jose Siri hit .239 with a .743 OPS in 96 games over the Florida State and Southern Leagues in 2018. (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)

By Tyler Maun | January 20, 2019 5:46 PM ET

The Dominican Winter League finals feature a matchup of top prospects as Jose Siri and Fernando Tatis Jr. lead Estrellas Orientales against Jorge Mateo and Toros del Este.

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

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Reds' Scantlin suspended 50 games

Braves' Caminero gets 25-game ban after positive drug test

Nate Scantlin hit .241 with eight extra-base hits and 14 RBIs in 48 games with Rookie-level Greeneville last season. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | January 18, 2019 7:28 PM ET

Reds outfielder Nate Scantlin was suspended 50 games and Braves left-hander Carlos Caminero received a 25-game ban for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

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Toolshed: Hot finishes may lead to hot starts

Rays' Brujan, Astros' Abreu will be worth watching in early going

Vidal Brujan could be the next prospect ready to break out in an already deep Tampa Bay system. (Charlotte Stone Crabs)

By Sam Dykstra | January 18, 2019 10:00 AM ET

The Tampa Bay Rays' Vidal Brujan and the Houston Astros' Bryan Abreu finished 2018 strong, but didn't crack the Top 100 Prospects list. That might change early in 2019.

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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Mets invite Alonso, Gimenez, Tebow to camp

Two Top-100 prospects, former QB headline non-roster invitees

Peter Alonso, Andres Gimenez and Tim Tebow will open 2019 in the upper levels. (Freek Bouw/Phrake Photography, Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 17, 2019 5:37 PM ET

The Mets extended non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training camp to Top-100 prospects Peter Alonso and Andres Gimenez and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow on Thursday.

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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The Show Before the Show: Episode 192

Tribe's Bradley discusses 40-man spot, MLB opportunities

January 17, 2019 11:17 AM ET

Indians No. 7 prospect Bobby Bradley joins the show to talk about his 40-man roster spot, Tyler and Sam discuss the Kyler Murray saga and Ben has details on Minor League team stalwarts.

Listen to The Show Before the Show podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Staying the same amid changing landscape

A league-by-league look at Minors' most consistent franchises

By Benjamin Hill | January 17, 2019 10:03 AM ET

Taking into account team name, affiliation and stadium, Ben Hill presents a level-by-level look at the most consistent franchises in Minor League Baseball.

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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Brewers' Hiura gets Spring Training invite

No. 30 overall prospect was Organization All-Star, AFL MVP

Keston Hiura was named Player of the Month for May in the Carolina League after hitting .377. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | January 16, 2019 7:37 PM ET

Top-ranked Milwaukee Brewers prospect Keston Hiura was given a non-roster invite to Major League Spring Training with eight other prospects in the system.

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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