A's Luzardo helps alma mater after tragedy

No. 6 prospect establishes scholarship following school shooting

By Gerard Gilberto | February 16, 2018 10:12 PM ET

In the wake of the recent tragedy at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, A's prospect Jesus Luzardo will start a scholarship fund in support of the family of one of the victims.

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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Reds' Ehret, Indians' Ventura suspended

Cincinnati right-hander, 2016 All-Star to miss 50 games in 2018

By Danny Wild | February 16, 2018 3:51 PM ET

Reds right-handed prospect Jake Ehret and Indians outfielder Carlos Ventura were suspended on Friday after testing positive for banned substances.

Danny Wild is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow his MLBlog column, Minoring in Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Yanks' Estrada recovering from gunshot wound

Shortstop, 21, expected to play majority of season despite incident

By Danny Wild | February 16, 2018 1:56 PM ET

Yankees No. 16 prospect Thairo Estrada was shot last month in Venezuela but is expected to fully recover and play this season, the team revealed on Friday.

Danny Wild is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow his MLBlog column, Minoring in Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Toolshed: Ford ready to seize chance with M's

Rule 5 pick will get long look in spring following injury to Healy

By Sam Dykstra | February 16, 2018 10:27 AM ET

Mike Ford had never been even drafted before the Mariners took him in the Rule 5 Draft two months ago. Now after Ryon Healy's injury, he has a real chance to seize a starting job in Seattle.

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 147

Brewers' Burnes discusses building on breakout 2017

February 15, 2018 3:13 PM ET

No. 69 prospect Corbin Burnes calls in from Brewers camp, Tyler and Sam provide Spring Training-Olympics crossover talk and Ben discusses the Minors' largest attendance increases.

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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No pain, big gain: Excelling at the gate in 2017

Sounds post last year's biggest per-game attendance improvement

By Benjamin Hill | February 15, 2018 10:01 AM ET

From Nashville to Columbia, South Carolina, to Syracuse, Ben Hill takes a look at the 10 Minor League teams that registered the biggest per-game attendance gains in 2017.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter @bensbiz. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Tigers' Garcia to undergo Tommy John surgery

No. 23 prospect reached Triple-A in full-season debut out of 'pen

By Kelsie Heneghan | February 14, 2018 6:43 PM ET

Reliever Bryan Garcia, the Detroit Tigers' 23rd-ranked prospect, will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

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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Home or away, prospects winning at love

Long-distance relationships challenge Minor Leaguers off the field

By Kelsie Heneghan | February 14, 2018 9:54 AM ET

Being in a romantic relationship while playing the Minor Leagues is difficult, but for Weston Wilson, Andrew Schwaab and Tommy Eveld -- and their respective partners -- it's just life.

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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Toolshed: Spring Training prospect preview

Looking at which Top-100 prospects are fighting for jobs in Majors

By Sam Dykstra | February 13, 2018 11:35 AM ET

Spring Training starts this week as pitchers and catchers report to camp. Toolshed takes a look at which Top-100 prospects will be competing for Major League jobs in Florida and Arizona.

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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Minor League Baseball expanding Hispanic fan engagement initiative with national event series

Inaugural 'Copa de la Diversión' celebrates MiLB communities' fun-loving, multi-cultural fans

February 12, 2018 11:52 AM ET

Minor League Baseball has announced the launch of "Copa de la Diversión," or "Fun Cup," a season-long event series specifically designed to embrace the culture and values that resonate most with participating teams' local U.S. Hispanic/Latino communities.

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