Minor League Baseball reveals full schedule of games and date of Unveiling Day for 2019 Copa de la Diversión

Season-long event series returns more than doubling number of teams and game dates

February 18, 2019 10:57 AM ET

Minor League Baseball has unveiled the 397-game schedule for its second annual Copa de la Diversión event series, taking place during the 2019 season.

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Farm System Rankings: Pitchers (30-21)

Orioles rebuild around arms; D-backs' next wave almost ready

Orioles southpaw DL Hall put up a 2.10 ERA and 100 strikeouts over 94 1/3 innings with Class A Delmarva. (Joey Gardner/MiLB.com)

By Gerard Gilberto | February 18, 2019 10:25 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 30-21 based on the strength of pitchers.

Gerard Gilberto is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @GerardGilberto4. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Heinemans apply magic touch in community

D-backs, Rangers prospects raise more than $80,000 for charity

Tyler (left) and Scott Heineman grew up and still train in Pacific Palisades, California. (Bobby Stevens/Jim Redman/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | February 18, 2019 10:07 AM ET

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Tyler Heineman and his brother, Rangers prospect Scott Heineman have always felt a sense of giving back and have done so with a local California charity, leading a poker night that raised $80,000.

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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MiLB mourns passing of Artiaga

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

February 16, 2019 11:31 PM ET

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

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Toolshed: Spring invitees to follow in AL

Tigers' Cameron, Angels' Jones among NRIs worthy of attention

Toolsy outfielder Daz Cameron should open 2019 one stop away from Detroit with Triple-A Toledo. (Scott Grau/Toledo Mud Hens)

By Sam Dykstra | February 15, 2019 10:29 AM ET

Detroit Tigers outfielder Daz Cameron and Los Angeles Angels second baseman Jahmai Jones are two of the many exciting American League prospects headed to spring camp as non-roster invitees.

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 196

Jays' Smith calls from Dunedin to talk spring, breakout 2018

By Sam Dykstra | February 14, 2019 12:23 PM ET

Blue Jays prospect Kevin Smith calls into the show from Dunedin to talk about Spring Training, Tyler and Sam go over Kyler Murray's decision and Ben has more details on Hartford's peanut ban.

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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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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Ambassadors for Change: Andrea Williams

Spotlighting the people, programs and stories that champion diversity and inclusion in Minor League Baseball

Andrea Williams visits a Jacksonville-area elementary school for literacy week programming.

By Benjamin Pereira | February 14, 2019 9:46 AM ET

Throughout Black History Month, Minor League Baseball will spotlight the people and programs that champion diversity and inclusion in the industry. This edition features Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp director of community relations Andrea Williams.

Benjamin Pereira is an associate at Minor League Baseball. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Peoria groundskeeper growing 'Super' career

Chiefs' Reno was seen catching field goal during Super Bowl LIII

Head groundskeeper Mike Reno joined Peoria in 2011 after stints in college and the National Football League. (Dennis Siever/Peoria Chiefs)

By Tyler Maun | February 13, 2019 10:42 AM ET

The career of Mike Reno -- head groundskeeper for the Class A Peoria Chiefs -- has taken him from the Minor Leagues to the Super Bowl, and around the world.

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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Farm system rankings: Position players 10-1

Rays still loaded; Jays have talent to back top prospect Vlad Jr.

Wander Franco notched a 1.004 OPS in 61 Appalachian League games last summer. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | February 13, 2019 10:09 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 10-1, based on the strength of position players.

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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