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Mariners' Filia gets 100-game suspension

Perrin, Shugart handed 50-game bans for positive drug tests
March 22, 2019

NEW YORK -- Mariners No. 28 prospect Eric Filia was among three Minor Leaguers suspended on Friday for using drugs of abuse.Filia was handed a 100-game suspension while Royals pitcher Jon Perrin and Red Sox right-hander Chase Shugart received 50-game bans ahead of the 2019 season.

Late Odom Homer Lifts Travs to Series Lead

Joseph Odom drives in second 9th inning game-winner of series
September 8, 2018

Tulsa, OK-Another thrilling win put the Arkansas Travelers one win away from a division series victory as they took down the Tulsa Drillers, 4-3 on Friday night. The Travs now lead the best-of-five series, two games to one. Joseph Odom, who had the walk-off hit in the ninth inning of

Travs Roll Riders, 6-1

Chuck Taylor and Eric Filia have three hits each to back Williams Perez
August 15, 2018

Frisco, TX-The Arkansas Travelers jumped out with a four-run first inning and then rode stellar pitching to a 6-1 victory on Wednesday night in Frisco. Arkansas had the lead just seven pitches into the game and was never threatened. Williams Pérez paced the club with six innings of one-run ball,

Travs Rally Past Naturals, 13-7

Arkansas comes back from five down for victory with 10 unanswered to close game
August 1, 2018

North Little Rock, AR-Two late five run innings propelled the Arkansas Travelers to a 13-7 victory over the NW Arkansas Naturals on Wednesday night at Dickey-Stephens Park. Down as many as five runs in the fifth inning and four runs in the seventh, the Travs were able to avoid a

Travs Down Cards in Rain-Shortened Game

Game called after a delay of nearly one hour in the top of the seventh
July 20, 2018

North Little Rock, AR-After his team jumped to an early lead, Anthony Misiewicz worked through five innings, at one point retiring 10 consecutive Cardinal batters, as the Arkansas Travelers topped Springfield, 5-3 in a rain-shortened seven inning game. The game was put into a delay in the top of the

Shutout Victory Begins Post Break Schedule

Travs throw second shutout of the season
June 28, 2018

North Little Rock, AR-Four Arkansas Traveler pitchers combined on a 2-0 five-hit shutout of the Corpus Christi Hooks in the first game out of the All-Star Break and first game at Dickey-Stephens Park in more than two weeks. The shutout was the second of the season for the Travs and

Late Rally Gives Travs a Win

Arkansas scores the last seven runs of the game.
June 10, 2018

North Little Rock, AR-A late offensive surge carried the Arkansas Travelers to an 11-5 win over the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Sunday afternoon at Dickey-Stephens Park. The victory keeps the Travs alone atop the North Division with eight games to play. Both teams rallied from deficits to take leads in

Travs Take Twinbill From Tulsa

Doubleheader sweep puts Travs in first place by one game over Springfield
June 6, 2018

North Little Rock, AR-The Arkansas Travelers (30-28) swept a doubleheader from the Tulsa Drillers on Wednesday night at Dickey-Stephens Park, winning by scores of 5-3 and 6-2. The two victories combined with Springfield's loss at Northwest Arkansas moves the Travs into first place in the division with 12 games remaining

Riders Take High Scoring Affair to Open Series

Travs unable to hold on to leads of five and three runs
June 2, 2018

Frisco, TX-A wild game with several big swings saw the Arkansas Travelers unable to hold a lead and drop game one of a series to the Frisco RoughRiders, 13-12 on Friday night. The Travs jumped out quickly with four runs in the first inning and built the lead to five

Filia enjoys career night for Travelers

M's No. 15 prospect ties career highs with five hits, five RBIs
June 1, 2018

Eric Filia often makes his teammates chuckle. And it's not because of his hilarious quips or the rhythmic shimmy he does every time he digs his heals into the batter's box."It's interesting because guys that have played with him before tell me they laugh when he's up there," Arkansas hitting

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 31

Dodgers' Lux keeps showing power; Sox's Beeks adds more K's
June 1, 2018

Theme of the daySee ya: For the second day in a row, the most interesting story in the Minors concerns a player who dominated a single game and was then promoted. On Wednesday, that was Ronny Rodríguez, who hit for the cycle for Triple-A Toledo and moved up to Detroit

RockHounds' Seven-run Second Too Much for Travs

Arkansas sees early lead disappear and then can't overcome big deficit
May 30, 2018

Midland, TX-A seven-run second inning proved too much for the Arkansas Travelers (25-26) to overcome in an 8-4 defeat at the hands of the Midland RockHounds (26-26). That rally began with two out and no one on and saw eight straight reach base, seven on hits with four going for

M's Filia, three other Minor Leaguers suspended

No. 21 Seattle prospect to miss 50 games after positive drug test
January 12, 2018

No position player in the Mariners system had a better 2017 season than Eric Filia. It's going to be a while before anyone gets to see what he can do for an encore in 2018.The Mariners' No. 21 prospect was suspended for the first 50 games of the season after

Fall League honors 23 on Top Prospects Team

Circuit managers and coaches tab best players from 2017 season
December 11, 2017

The Arizona Fall League season wrapped up nearly a month ago, but accolades are still rolling in for the circuit's best.The showcase league's top players were honored Monday with the announcement of the official 2017 Top Prospects Team, voted on by AFL managers and coaches. The group is comprised of

Braves' Acuna caps breakout with MVP award

AFL also honors Mariners' Filia with Stenson Sportsmanship Award
November 18, 2017

Could it have turned out any other way?A season when Ronald Acuña Jr. rose from the No. 18 prospect in the Atlanta system to the No. 5 prospect overall concluded with the five-tool outfielder going up against the more seasoned and equally touted competition of the Arizona Fall League and

AFL championship preview: Big bats abound

Most prolific teams Peoria, Mesa meeting for title on Saturday
November 16, 2017

The Peoria Javelinas and Mesa Solar Sox followed a very similar formula en route to becoming the Arizona Fall League's dominant teams.Peoria led the circuit with 178 runs while Mesa checked in second with 158. And while neither pitching staff ranked atop the league in terms of run prevention, they

Filia busts out at plate for Javelinas

Mariners outfield prospect tallies three hits, three RBIs in AFL
November 10, 2017

Eric Filia started off the Arizona Fall League on quite the tear. And despite a recent slow stretch, he's still one of the top hitters in the circuit.The Seattle outfield prospect went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs as Peoria topped Mesa, 5-4, in 10 innings Thursday at Peoria

Toolshed: Filia's bat earns spot in AFL

After issues in college, Mariners prospect takes off at plate in pros
October 20, 2017

It's called the Filia Shimmy. It even has its own #FiliaShimmy hashtag. Before every at-bat, Eric Filia stops short of the left side of the batter's box, bends both knees, bounces back to full height and gives both shoulders a few rhythmic dips. It's the age of the bat flip,

Nuts cap perfect postseason with Cal title

Rizzo named playoff MVP in Nuts' first championship since '04
September 15, 2017

The Modesto Nuts got hot at just the right time.Modesto beat Lancaster, 8-1, on Friday at Thurman Field to complete a perfect postseason and capture its first California League championship since 2004. It was the second straight series sweep for the Nuts, who also rolled past Stockton in the semifinals.

Cowan's homer puts Nuts in control

Three-run blast in 11th sends Modesto home with 2-0 Finals lead
September 14, 2017

LANCASTER, California -- In one moment on Wednesday night, Jordan Cowan was an 0-for-5 leadoff man. The next, he was the hero."It's crazy how this game can go like that," the Mariners prospect said. "You can go 1-for-1 in your first AB and then 0-for-5 in the next ones and

Young piles up hits, leads Players of the Week

Cubs' 15th-round pick goes 15-for-23 for playoff-bound Eugene
September 5, 2017

Jared Young was running out of time to make a big impression in his first professional season. He accomplished that and then some last week.The Cubs' 15th-round pick in June, he went 15-for-23 with a homer, three doubles, eight RBIs and nine runs scored over five games for Class A

MiLB names August Players of the Month

September 7, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball today announced the August Player of the Month Award winners for each of its 16 leagues. Each player will receive an award from Minor League Baseball in recognition of the honor.Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies) right-hander Phil Klein led the International League in strikeouts