Rays' Honeywell out for season with UCL tear

No. 12 overall prospect expected to undergo Tommy John surgery

By Gerard Gilberto | February 22, 2018 12:58 PM ET

Top Rays prospect Brent Honeywell has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow that likely will require season-ending Tommy John surgery.

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Padres' Tatis Jr. homers in spring opener

No. 8 overall prospect is youngest player in big league camp

February 23, 2018 5:28 PM ET

Fernando Tatis Jr., Jack Flaherty, Chance Sisco and Austin Meadows were among the top prospects to shine Friday, the first day of Spring Training games.

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Estrada, Vinson suspended 50 games

Orioles prospect tests positive for strychnine, according to MLB

By Danny Wild | February 23, 2018 5:23 PM ET

Orioles Minor Leaguer Jaime Estrada and Angels prospect Andrew Vinson were each suspended for 50 games on Friday after testing positive for banned substances.

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Toolshed: Alonso powered past struggles

Mets No. 4 prospect ready to build on 2017 in Major League camp

By Sam Dykstra | February 23, 2018 9:58 AM ET

Peter Alonso endured a broken hand and struggles at the plate before showing impressive offensive tools in 2017. The Mets' No. 4 prospect is ready to impress in Major League camp this spring.

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 148

Braves' Riley talks about development at third base, AFL showing

February 22, 2018 12:18 PM ET

Braves prospect Austin Riley talks about his relationship with Chipper Jones, Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra discuss Forrest Whitley's suspension and Benjamin Hill brings news of the Omaha Runzas.

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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Five teams sporting fresh looks for new season

2017-18 rebrandings include raccoons, green bee, plenty of fish

By Benjamin Hill | February 22, 2018 10:03 AM ET

It's been a slow offseason on the Minor League Baseball rebranding front, but there have been some notable changes. Ben Hill breaks it all down.

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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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.

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 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.

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

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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.

Alex Kraft is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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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.

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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