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Gonsolin brilliant in spot start for Dodgers

Club's No. 5 prospect whiffs career-high eight in 4 2/3 frames
12:39 AM EDT

News of the Padres' high-powered offense must not have reached Tony Gonsolin at his club's alternate training site. The fifth-ranked Dodgers prospect held their division rival scoreless for 4 2/3 innings, yielding three hits and a walk with a career-high eight strikeouts in Los Angeles' 6-0 victory over San Diego

Order up: PawSox balance restaurant, training

Triple-A affiliate pulling double duty to serve fans, support Red Sox
@jtbloss
August 12, 2020

There was baseball at McCoy Stadium on Saturday. More than 5,000 people watched -- via Facebook. At first pitch, one man played the outfield. Coaches sat behind a screen, behind home plate. No white chalk extended down the baselines, and the batter’s box was simply scraped in the dirt. Everyone

MiLB, Big Brothers Big Sisters commit to future

August 12, 2020

The transition from high school to college is often one of life’s greatest adjustments, marking the first time away from home for many students. College can also be financially burdensome for some, making it a challenge to pay for their education. Since 2016, Minor League Baseball (MiLB™) and MiLB Charities

Jays' Romano sharp as Majors return to Buffalo

Jays No. 30 prospect has yet to allow a hit in eight innings in '20
@MavalloneMiLB
August 11, 2020

The wait was well worth it. Hosting a Major League game for the first time in 105 years, Triple-A Buffalo’s Sahlen Field experienced a little bit of everything Tuesday night. With a number of former Bisons competing in their former home, the Blue Jays bounced back from a late Marlins

Rays' McKay shut down with shoulder inflammation

No. 16 overall prospect expected to miss seven to 10 days
@tylermaun
August 11, 2020

Brendan McKay showed off his tantalizing two-way talent last year in his first months in the big leagues. To see him at the Major League level again, Rays fans will have to wait a little longer. MLB Pipeline’s No. 16 overall prospect will be shut down for seven to 10

How sweet it is: Lansing's Lemonade League

Lugnuts get creative with colorful in-house collegiate circuit
@BensBiz
August 11, 2020

Looking for a sense of normalcy? You can find it at Lansing's Cooley Law School Stadium, where the hometown Lugnuts are regularly playing in front of sold-out crowds. Granted, just about any description of "normal" these days comes equipped with an asterisk heavy enough to slide off the page due

Toolshed: Recent noteworthy SL seasons

Goldschmidt's final MiLB season, plenty of Cubs feature on list
@SamDykstraMiLB
August 11, 2020

This space started honoring the short-season leagues after their respective campaigns were delayed in June. Now following the cancellation of all Minor League Baseball in 2020, we're turning it into an appreciation of the full-season circuits as well. So Toolshed is revisiting the 10 most notable individual seasons put together

Mariners' Dunn battles to first Major League win

Club's No. 8 prospect limits damage to two runs over six innings
@RobTnova24
August 11, 2020

It didn't take long for Justin Dunn to realize he didn't have his best stuff when he took the hill Monday night, but that didn't stop him from grinding out his first Major League victory. The eighth-ranked Mariners prospect battled through six innings -- yielding two runs on seven hits

Minor League caps tell stories for fans

Hat enthusiasts spark conversation with choices, collections
@tylermaun
August 10, 2020

This month we’re profiling Minor League Baseball fans across the country who go to impressive lengths to show their love of the game in creative ways and stay connected to their favorite teams even when the action on the field is on hold. Do you think you can stake your

The Road to The Show™: Brailyn Marquez

Cubs No. 2 prospect has risen steadily toward Major Leagues
August 10, 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 Chicago Cubs left-hander Brailyn Marquez. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. To this point in the shortened

Giménez breaks out on three-hit day for Mets

Third-ranked New York prospect scores three runs in win
@tylermaun
August 9, 2020

Andrés Giménez has come on strong in August to earn himself more at-bats and more starts. On Sunday, the third-ranked Mets prospect delivered his biggest day yet. Giménez tallied three hits, including his first double as a big leaguer, scored three runs and notched his first stolen base to lead

Rockies' Castellani unhittable in big league debut

No. 18 prospect retires first 12 batters against Mariners
@jtbloss
August 9, 2020

In the 28-year history of the Colorado Rockies, 324 people have pitched for the franchise. Only one had done what Ryan Castellani did Saturday. The Rockies’ No. 18 prospect retired the first 12 batters he faced in his Major League debut against Seattle at T-Mobile Park, setting the tone for

Phillies' Howard to make MLB debut Sunday

No. 36 overall prospect to start against Braves in Philadelphia
@brianjstultz
August 8, 2020

The wait for Spencer Howard is almost over. The second-ranked Phillies prospect will be called up from the team's alternate training site to make his Major League debut on Sunday against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park, MLB.com reported. “I have no official announcement,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi told reporters

Padres' Cronenworth continues hot stretch

No. 19 prospect homers, extends hitting streak to six games
@AndrewAtBatt
August 8, 2020

Jake Cronenworth had hit safely in all but one game coming into this weekend's slate of contests. The Padres' No. 19 prospect continued his hot stretch Friday night. Cronenworth blasted his second home run of the season as part of a two-hit night to lead San Diego to a 3-0

Sox's Song not navigating uncharted waters

Red Sox prospect begins active duty commitment familiar to Moore
@RobTnova24
August 7, 2020

Noah Song became the ninth Midshipmen since 2002 to have his name called during the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft when the Red Sox selected him No. 137 overall on June 6, 2019. From that list, only four graduated from the Naval Academy -- Mitch Harris (2008), Stephen Moore

Toolshed: Braves' Davidson maintaining momentum

Braves lefty staying ready for potential debut with velo, new slider
@SamDykstraMiLB
August 7, 2020

Tucker Davidson has been in this position before. There was Spring Training, when he was mentioned as a sleeper candidate to crack the Atlanta rotation. (He was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett the day before the sport shut down.) There was Summer Camp, when his Major League hopes were given new

Texas' Tejeda terrific in Major League debut

Rangers No. 7 prospect nets first MLB homer, steal, three RBIs
August 6, 2020

For a prospect who hadn't played above the Class A Advanced level, Anderson Tejeda looked awfully comfortable against Major League competition Thursday. The seventh-ranked Rangers prospect made the most of his first big league game, recording a homer, a single and a stolen base in Texas' 6-4 loss in Oakland.

Did you know? Pioneer League edition

Unique facts about the Rookie Advanced circuit's eight teams
@BensBiz
August 6, 2020

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 final installment in a 14-part series dedicated to such explorations, providing one unique,

For Caputo, trips to Minors parks are sweet rides

Colorado man enjoys collection of about 300 ice cream helmets
@JoshJacksonMiLB
August 6, 2020

This month we’re profiling Minor League Baseball fans across the country who go to impressive lengths to show their love of the game in creative ways and stay connected to their favorite teams even when the action on the field is on hold. Do you think you can stake your

Brewers' Mitchell joins Minor League podcast

Brewers' Mitchell discusses Draft experience, odd start to career
August 6, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Looking back on Acuña's torrid stretch at Triple-A

Braves outfielder dominated International League in August 2017
@jtbloss
August 6, 2020

By the end of the 2016 season, Ronald Acuña Jr. had yet to accrue 150 at-bats above Rookie ball. A lot can change in a year. The Braves outfielder spent the first month of 2017 at Class A Advanced Florida, moved up to Double-A Mississippi for 57 games, then arrived

Bubic elevates his game again for Royals

No. 7 Royals prospect allows two runs, fans six in second outing
@RobTnova24
August 6, 2020

Much like in his first two professional seasons in the Minors, Kris Bubic continues to improve each time out. The seventh-ranked Royals prospect took the big league hill for the second time Wednesday and flashed better command of his arsenal, allowing two runs on four hits and a pair of

Tumor survivor comes home to Pensacola park

Summerlin and teammates enjoy stay at Blue Wahoo's Airbnb
@brianjstultz
August 5, 2020

Caleb Summerlin and his buddies weren’t going to waste their chance. Given the opportunity to stay the night in a Minor League ballpark and, being teenagers, not needing sleep, they stayed up until close to 4 a.m. playing a game as steeped in Americana as baseball itself: hide-and-seek. “We were

Madrigal out with separated left shoulder

No. 4 White Sox prospect could return before September, club says
August 5, 2020

Days after erupting at the plate in the first big game of his young big league career, Nick Madrigal’s rookie season took an unfortunate turn. The No. 4 White Sox prospect left Tuesday’s game against the Brewers with a left shoulder injury, according to the team. He departed quickly after

Luzardo gets straight A's in first big league start

Top A's prospect tosses five scoreless innings, strikes out five
@MavalloneMiLB
August 5, 2020

Class was in session Tuesday night at the Oakland Coliseum. Delivering the lecture was Jesús Luzardo, who took his final step back after a COVID-19 diagnosis delayed his arrival at Summer Camp and entry into the Oakland rotation. The top A's prospect struck out five over five scoreless innings in