Astros' Whitley suspended 50 games

No. 9 overall prospect to miss start of season after drug violation

By Sam Dykstra | February 21, 2018 11:34 AM ET

Top Astros prospect Forrest Whitley has been suspended for the first 50 games of the 2018 season after violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

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The year after Jackie, Ritchey integrated PCL

This season marks 70th anniversary of San Diegan's breakthrough

By Josh Jackson | February 21, 2018 10:08 AM ET

Friendly and upbeat by nature, John Ritchey was a trailblazer by necessity. When he signed with his hometown San Diego Padres in 1947, he broke the Pacific Coast League's color barrier.

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Rays add Yankees' Solak in three-team deal

D-backs' Banda bound for Tampa Bay while Arizona nabs Souza

By Alex Kraft | February 20, 2018 8:35 PM ET

The Rays nabbed Nick Solak and Anthony Banda, the Yankees got Brandon Drury and the Arizona Diamondbacks picked up Steven Souza and Taylor Widener.

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Toolshed: Getting the most out of rookies

Using WAR to measure youngsters' impact over last five seasons

By Sam Dykstra | February 20, 2018 1:25 PM ET

The Dodgers, Cardinals and Yankees are among the clubs that have gotten the most out of their rookies over the last five Major League seasons.

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Bishop rallies support for Alzheimer's pledge

Fighting for his mom, M's prospect raising money with spring hits

By Danny Wild | February 20, 2018 9:58 AM ET

You don't need to be a Seattle Mariners fan to be pulling for Braden Bishop this Spring Training. The non-roster invitee will make every hit count, and it's bigger than just a personal quest to reach the Majors.

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Knee sidelines Lewis for at least a month

Top Mariners prospect underwent scope 'about 10 days ago'

By Kelsie Heneghan | February 19, 2018 6:58 PM ET

Top Seattle Mariners prospect Kyle Lewis recently had a knee scope and will be out four to six weeks. He underwent ACL surgery in summer 2016 on the same knee.

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Accurate Eshelman sets sights on Phillies

No. 22 prospect stays on target in first big-league Spring Training

By Gerard Gilberto | February 19, 2018 10:50 AM ET

After leading the Triple-A level with a 2.8 percent walk rate last season, Philadelphia Phillies prospect Tom Eshelman is in Major League camp for the first time this spring.

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Mets, Tebow talk about future in Majors

New York GM Alderson says outfielder 'will play' in big leagues

By Kelsie Heneghan | February 18, 2018 2:39 PM ET

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he thinks Tim Tebow will play in the Major Leagues while manager Mickey Callaway said he sees potential.

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Rays pick up Palacios in trade with Twins

Shortstop dealt for righty Odorizzi after solid offensive season

By Alex Kraft | February 17, 2018 11:10 PM ET

The Rays acquired shortstop Jermaine Palacios from the Twins on Saturday night, dealing right-hander Jake Odorizzi for Minnesota's 27th-ranked prospect.

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Healthy Torres has eyes on Yankees roster spot

Top infield prospect to open Grapefruit play with no restrictions

By Josh Jackson | February 17, 2018 7:42 PM ET

Top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres will participate in Grapefruit League action with no restrictions on his surgically repaired left elbow and hopes to use the time to earn a big league roster spot.

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