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Oakland's Luzardo tests positive for COVID-19

Baseball's No. 12 prospect required to self-isolate for two weeks
@katiejwoo
6:59 PM EDT

Top A's prospect Jesus Luzardo has tested positive for COVID-19 and will need to self-isolate for at least 14 days, per Major League Baseball protocol. Ranked as MLB.com's No. 12 overall prospect, Luzardo was already on the A's 40-man roster and expected to boost a solid big league rotation, along

Prospects in the Yankees' 2020 player pool

Quest for 28th title undoubtedly will include club's prospects
@RobTnova24
10:30 AM EDT

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Did you know? South Atlantic League edition

Unique facts for each of the 14 teams on the Class A circuit
@BensBiz
10:20 AM EDT

When it comes to size, scope and longevity, few, if any, sporting bodies can rival Minor League Baseball. With 160 teams in nearly as many markets, there are innumerable nooks and crannies to explore. This marks the 10th installment in a 14-part series dedicated to such explorations, providing one unique,

Prospects in the Tigers' 2020 player pool

Nine of club's top 10 prospects to play in Detroit, Toledo
10:40 AM EDT

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Toolshed: Recent noteworthy Pioneer seasons

Major League regulars, current prospects highlighted Rookie circuit
@SamDykstraMiLB
10:00 AM EDT

Short-season campaigns across the Minor Leagues were scheduled to begin last month. Like all other leagues in the Minors, those seasons were officially canceled last week. But that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the short-season leagues right now anyway. The New York-Penn, Northwest, Appalachian and Pioneer leagues represent the first

Prospects in the Cardinals' 2020 player pool

Top prospect Carlson leads way in talented St. Louis group
@tylermaun
10:45 AM EDT

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Mets' Crow-Armstrong ready for close-up

Mets' first-round Draft pick has family ties to 'Little Big League'
@AndrewAtBatt
July 6, 2020

In a way, Pete Crow-Armstrong is following the same path as his mother. Yes, they are in very different careers: he's a newly minted professional baseball player with the Mets and his mom, Ashley Crow, is an accomplished actress. But Crow spent 14 years in New York and earned a

Prospects in the Braves' 2020 player pool

Pache, Waters headline talented Atlanta prospects at camp
@AndrewAtBatt
July 6, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

The Road to The Show: Nate Pearson

Young hurler has inched closer to leaving Jays nest for the bigs
@MavalloneMiLB
July 6, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Jays right-hander Nate Pearson. Toronto's top prospect is a prime example why wins and losses are a devalued statistic to many, particularly in

Best streams of 2019: Pitching duels

Davidson, Gore, McKay, May anchored stingy performances
July 6, 2020

Few things are more captivating in a baseball game than when both starting pitchers bring their absolute best stuff. Even if there’s not much action on the offensive end, watching two guys paint masterpiece performances on the mound one inning after another showcases the beauty of the sport like no

Prospects in the Nationals' 2020 player pool

Kieboom on deck, next generation of pitchers prep for future
@jtbloss
July 6, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Prospects in the Royals' 2020 player pool

Seven of Kansas City's top 10 prospects make Summer Camp cut
July 6, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Gore, Patino encouraged to 'get after it'

Top Padres pitching prospects encouraged to 'get after it'
@katiejwoo
July 5, 2020

The Padres have prided themselves on an abundant farm system that bodes well for the future. With two of baseball's top pitching prospects waiting in the wings and a 60-game sprint ahead, that future may be now.

Nationals' third base job belongs to Kieboom

Top prospect gets nod from Martinez to succeed Rendon
July 4, 2020

Players have been in Summer Camp for two days, but Carter Kieboom already has earned the Nationals' third base job. Manager Dave Martinez announced Saturday that the team's top prospect will replace Anthony Rendon -- who signed as a free agent with the Angels last December -- when the Nationals

Minors clubs to light up Fourth with charity efforts

Without baseball, teams looking to make Independence Day count
@JoshJacksonMiLB
July 3, 2020

In a season without precedent, it's still possible to make tradition count for something. This Independence Day weekend, several teams across the Minors are finding safe ways to enjoy the holiday with their respective communities as part of #MiLBFunOnThe4th, all the while contributing to local nonprofit organizations during a time

Toolshed: Recent noteworthy Appy League seasons

Elizabethton, teenage hitters dominated Rookie Advanced circuit
@SamDykstraMiLB
July 3, 2020

Short-season campaigns across the Minor Leagues were scheduled to begin last month. Like all other leagues in the Minors, those seasons were officially canceled earlier this week. But that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the short-season leagues right now anyway. The New York-Penn, Northwest, Appalachian and Pioneer leagues represent the

Prospects in the Mets' 2020 player pool

Gimenez, Peterson ready to contribute at big league level
@AndrewAtBatt
July 3, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Photos: A look back at July 4th in the Minors

Remembering the fireworks, flags and fun of the Fourth
July 2, 2020

We may not be spending July 4th weekend at a ballpark this summer, but as they say in baseball: there's always next year. As part of our #MiLBFunOnThe4th celebration, we take a look back at some of those memorable days and nights over the years from stadiums across the country.

Prospects in the Athletics' 2020 player pool

Talented Oakland system ready to fill the gaps when needed
@MavalloneMiLB
July 3, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Prospects in the Marlins' 2020 player pool

Miami's 10 best prospects all named to Summer Camp roster
@AndrewAtBatt
July 3, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Through logo evolution, Chiefs endure in Midwest

Peoria franchise found stable visual identity with early 2000s tweak
@tylermaun
July 2, 2020

With so much focus year after year on the newest and wildest rebranding projects in Minor League Baseball, MiLB.com takes a look at the flip side. This spring and summer, we will be profiling teams with some of the longest continually used nicknames in each league. Next up: the Midwest

Prospects in the Cubs' 2020 player pool

Batterymates Marquez, Amaya open camp in South Bend
@brianjstultz
July 2, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Prospects in the Phillies' 2020 player pool

Top prospects Bohm, Howard followed by mix of bullpen candidates
@jtbloss
July 2, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Shots in the dark: MiLB fireworks memories

As the Fourth looms, scribe shares his pyrotechnic recollections
@BensBiz
July 2, 2020

The most popular promotion in Minor League Baseball? Year after year, the answer is the same -- fireworks. Absurd bobbleheads and regional food-based theme nights might get all the attention, but fireworks are the backbone of promo schedules. Friday Night Fireworks are a common occurrence at all levels of play,

Prospects in the Rangers' 2020 player pool

Jung, Huff lead talented contingent of prospects hoping for a shot
@MavalloneMiLB
July 2, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an