'Seinfeld' Night brings home the Marble Rye

No shrinkage in Cyclones' annual tribute to show about nothing

An Elaine Benes look-alike did '"the little kicks" at Brooklyn's MCU Park during the team's annual "Seinfeld" Night. (Brooklyn Cyclones)

By Shlomo Sprung | July 19, 2019 10:27 AM ET

The Brooklyn Cyclones' "Seinfeld" Night has become one of the most successful annual promotions in Minor League Baseball, and the sixth annual theme night was another smash hit.

Shlomo Sprung is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @sprungonsports. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Puk ready for more in return to mound

A's No. 2 prospect looking to prove he's set for big league debut

A.J. Puk has amassed a whopping 241 strikeouts over 169 Minor League innings since 2016. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | July 16, 2019 10:19 AM ET

A.J. Puk felt he was on the brink of a Major League rotation spot when he learned he'd need Tommy John surgery in 2017. Back with Double-A Midland, the Oakland Athletics prospect may soon get another shot to show he's ready for the bigs.

Katie Woo is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiejwoo. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Volcanoes Considering Hall of Fame

Feasibility Study kicks off research into a permanent Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Hall of Fame at Volcanoes Stadium.

July 14, 2019 3:08 PM ET

Feasibility Study kicks off research into a permanent Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Hall of Fame at Volcanoes Stadium. Feasibility Study kicks off research into a permanent Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Hall of Fame at Volcanoes Stadium.

Feasibility Study kicks off research into a permanent Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Hall of Fame at Volcanoes Stadium. Feasibility Study kicks off research into a permanent Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Hall of Fame at Volcanoes Stadium. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Vibes feel good after switch to short-season

Rocky Mountain staff seeing positives in transition from Triple-A

Antonio Pinero collected 10 extra-base hits through his first 21 games with the Rocky Mountain Vibes. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Brian Stultz | July 11, 2019 10:50 AM ET

The transition from Triple-A to the Rookie Advanced-level Pioneer League hasn't been without its challenges for the Rocky Mountain Vibes, but general manager Chris Phillips is already seeing the benefits.

Brian Stultz is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @brianjstultz. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Patchett living his dream with Volcanoes

Teenage broadcaster was hired days after finishing high school

Payne Patchett skipped his high school graduation to begin his duties as the Salem-Keizer broadcaster. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Jordan Wolf | July 9, 2019 1:08 PM ET

Payne Patchett is living his dream job at 18 years old after being hired as the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes radio broadcaster days after finishing high school.

Jordan Wolf is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @byjordanwolf. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Fan-favorite Decker ready for next phase

Slugger retires after MiLB-best homer No. 204, a walk-off shot

Cody Decker announced his retirement at a press conference at Southwest University Park in El Paso. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Josh Jackson | July 8, 2019 4:04 PM ET

Cody Decker, who hit the Minor League-leading 204th home run of his career to win a game for Triple-A Reno on Friday, retired from baseball over the weekend.

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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Sweet milestone: Manager hits 2,000 wins

San Antonio skipper's style continues to evolve in 30th season

Rick Sweet has managed the Brewers' Triple-A affiliate, in San Antonio as of this season, since 2014. (Rey Holguin/San Antonio Missions)

By Joe Bloss | July 8, 2019 11:05 AM ET

San Antonio Missions manager Rick Sweet, who picked up his 2,000th Minor League win in June, has been a constant in baseball for a long time. But his approach to managing has evolved.

Joe Bloss is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @jtbloss. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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With UMPS CARE, officials connect to fans

Nonprofit organization's work spreads to all Triple-A cities for '19

Nestor Ceja (rear, third from left) and crew hosted the Medranos and Rodriguezes in a Blue Crew Tickets program. (Oklahoma City Dodgers)

By Josh Jackson | July 2, 2019 11:17 AM ET

UMPS CARE, a charity organization, began working in all 30 Triple-A markets this year, giving fans the chance to connect with umpires like Nestor Ceja, who recently led a tour of Oklahoma City's Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

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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Rockies' Bowden delivering big-time relief

Colorado's No. 16 prospect finding routine during career season

Ben Bowden has dominated with 43 strikeouts and a .094 batting average against this season. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | June 27, 2019 11:09 AM ET

After missing the entire 2017 season with multiple injuries and working through an up-and-down 2018, Colorado Rockies No. 16 prospect Ben Bowden has come on to be one of the most dominant relievers in the Minor Leagues.

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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Young Seigler gets chance under the lights

No. 6 Yankees prospect eager to stay on field with Charleston

Anthony Seigler is sporting a .261/.390/.333 slash line over 34 games in his professional career. (Michael Wiser/Charleston RiverDogs)

By Rob Terranova | June 26, 2019 10:52 AM ET

After battling through a series of injuries, Yankees prospect Anthony Seigler is getting his first taste of full-season ball with Class A Charleston, and he's already making an impact.

Rob Terranova is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @RobTnova24. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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