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Royals acquire prospect Fox in trade with Rays

Kansas City picks up speedy, switch-hitting infielder for Phillips
August 27, 2020

It isn't Gotham, but Lucius Fox is bringing his impressive tools to Kansas City. The Royals acquired the switch-hitting infielder from the Rays on Thursday in exchange for Major League outfielder Brett Phillips, both clubs announced. Fox was Tampa Bay's No. 26 prospect at the time of the deal and

Is that an alligator in the dugout?

Animals on the field just part of Minor League landscape
May 7, 2020

With four teams -- Double-A Tennessee and Class A Bowling Green, Burlington and Columbia -- set to introduce bat dogs to an already impressive roster when the 2020 season begins, it's not unusual to encounter a good boy or girl when you visit a Minor League ballpark.Other species are a different

Brewers' Gatewood out for the season

No. 14 prospect has torn ACL; 10th-ranked Phillips dealt to KC
July 28, 2018

Not long before parting with another heralded prospect in a trade, the Brewers learned they will have one less card to play at the deadline.Jake Gatewood, the club's 14th-ranked prospect, was diagnosed with a torn left ACL that will require season-ending surgery. The 22-year-old suffered the injury Tuesday with Double-A

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 17

Soto stays hot for Suns; Hentges punches out 10 for Hillcats
April 18, 2018

Theme of the dayArt of fielding: The defensive side of the game doesn't often draw headlines, but when it does, it's often for the circus-like nature it can bring to the game. That was on full display Tuesday night. First, Double-A Mobile executed its first triple play since July 20,

Sky Sox clinch PCL American North title

Colorado Springs making first postseason appearance since 1997
August 27, 2017

Without throwing a pitch or swinging a bat Sunday, Colorado Springs punched its ticket to return to the playoffs for the first time in 20 years.After remnants of Hurricane Harvey canceled the Triple-A Brewers affiliate's game in New Orleans and spoiled the chance to clinch the Pacific Coast League American

Cakes Even Series With 5-4 Extra-Inning Win

Colabello reaches safely in nine straight at-bats to start four-game series.
August 25, 2017

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox used a four-run sixth inning to come from behind, but the New Orleans Baby Cakes scored a run in the 10th inning to walk off with a 5-4 win in front of 9,151 at the Shrine on Airline Friday night.

Sky Sox Shut Out Baby Cakes, 1-0

Five pitchers combine for shutout as Colabello records four-hit night.
August 24, 2017

For the second time in 2017, a single run proved to be enough for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in New Orleans, defeating the Baby Cakes by a 1-0 score in front of 5,557 at the Shrine on Airline Thursday night.

Cycle, Home Run Derby Back Bubba's Gem

Orf hits for first Sox cycle since June 20, 2010, in 11-1 win.
August 19, 2017

Nate Orf hit for the cycle and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox recorded five home runs to back Bubba Derby's strong performance in the 11-1 series-opening win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers in front of 5,314 at Security Service Field Saturday night.

Sky Sox Bounce Back In 7-3 Win

Four-run eighth fuels victory ahead of key series with Oklahoma City.
August 18, 2017

 The Colorado Springs Sky Sox snapped their three-game losing streak and gained another game in the standings during their 7-3 win over the Iowa Cubs in front of 10,808 at Principal Park Friday night.

Sky Sox Shut Out In Doubleheader

Series comes to close Friday night at 6:05 p.m. MT.
August 17, 2017

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox fell in Thursday night's doubleheader, 1-0 and 6-0, at Principal Park in Des Moines.

Sky Sox Bounce Back In 6-4 Comeback

Phillips, Wren lead seventh-inning rally with two outs to split doubleheader.
August 16, 2017

Kyle Wren drove in four runs and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox scored three runs in their final at-bats to steal a 6-4 win over the Iowa Cubs in game two of the Tuesday night doubleheader in front of 6,909 at Principal Park.

Sky Sox Rally Falls Short In 11-10 Loss

Phillips gets four hits for 31st multi-hit game of 2017.
August 12, 2017

Brett Phillips recorded his first four-hit game of the season, but the New Orleans Baby Cakes scored five runs over the final three innings to come out with an 11-6 win in front of 8,195 at Security Service Field Friday night.

Sky Sox Fall In Extras, 6-4

Rivera drives in two runs to lead offense.
August 12, 2017

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox dropped the series opener to the New Orleans Baby Cakes, losing 6-4 in 10 innings in front of 4,364 at Security Service Field Friday night.

Sky Sox Sweep Salt Lake With 4-2 Win

De Jesus' blast backs Jungmann's quality start.
August 6, 2017

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox used a familiar formula of early offense and shutdown pitching to pull off a 4-2 victory over the Salt Lake Bees, earning a sweep of the four-game series in front of 4,053 at Smith's Ballpark Sunday afternoon.

Sox Win Second Straight In Salt Lake, 4-3

Orf scores a pair of runs and drives in two to lead Colorado Springs.
August 5, 2017

Nate Orf provided an offensive spark and Junior Guerra led a quartet of pitchers to secure a 4-3 wire-to-wire win over the Salt Lake Bees in front of 6,638 at Smith's Ballpark Friday night.

Bullpen Shuts Down Bees In 10-6 Win

Wren, Dubon, Phillips, Heineman all drive in two runs each.
August 4, 2017

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox used a five-run inning to come from behind and the bullpen tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings to help pull out a 10-6 win over the Salt Lake Bees in front of 7,415 at Smith's Ballpark Thursday night.

Sox Break Out Bats In 9-3 Win

Noonan, Colabello drive in three runs each to help snap three-game losing skid.
August 1, 2017

Nick Noonan and Chris Colabello each drove in three runs as the Colorado Springs Sky Sox snapped their three-game losing streak with a 9-3 win over the Las Vegas 51s in front of 2,888 at Cashman Field Monday night.

Sox Shut Out In Series Opener, 3-0

Woodruff tosses five shutout frames Saturday night.
July 30, 2017

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox were shut out in the series opener of the four-game series, falling to the Las Vegas 51s, 3-0, in front of 6,625 at Cashman Field Saturday night.

Sox Fall Late, 4-3

Phillips records two hits in first Triple-A game since July 9.
July 29, 2017

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox used a seventh-inning rally to tie the game, but a 10th-inning solo home run from Gordon Beckham gave the Tacoma Rainiers a 5-4 win in 10 innings in front of 5,367 at Security Service Field Friday night.

Sox Fall, 8-4, In Central Texas

Colorado Springs enter break six games ahead of Oklahoma City in division.
July 9, 2017

Brett Phillips and Ivan De Jesus each drove in two runs, but the Round Rock Express took the series rubber match, 8-4, in front of 9,018 at Dell Diamond Sunday night in the final game before the All-Star Break. 

Pitching Staff Halts Express, 4-0

Cooper's early blast and shutdown pitching fuels road win.
July 7, 2017

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox tied a season-high by striking out 15 batters in a 4-0 shutout over the Round Rock Express in front of 10,213 at Dell Diamond Friday night.

Sox Sweep Doubleheader With Sounds

Sox hit two inside-the-park home runs on same day for first time since 9/3/1994.
July 6, 2017

The Colorado Springs scored 10 unanswered runs en route to their third doubleheader sweep of the season, defeating the Nashville Sounds, 13-6, in front of 2,245 at Security Service Field Wednesday night.

Eight-Run Third Sparks 10-6 Game One Win

Orf hits second inside-the-park home run of 2017
July 5, 2017

Six different batters drove in at least one run, as the Colorado Springs Sky Sox took the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader, 10-6, over the Nashville Sounds at Security Service Field. 

Sox Complete Comeback In 5-4 Victory

Nieuwenhuis drives in three as Sox take three of four in Nebraska.
July 4, 2017

Four runs over the final two innings propelled the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to a 5-4 comeback win over the Omaha Storm Chasers in front of 9,023 at Werner Park Monday night.

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 27

First overall picks Moniak, Lewis stand out in lower levels
June 28, 2017

Dodgers OF Alex Verdugo, Triple-A Oklahoma City: 1-for-4, K -- Normally, this isn't the type of line that makes it into the Roundup, but with his single in the fifth inning Tuesday night, the Dodgers' No. 2 prospect extended his hitting streak to a career-best 17 games. According to Oklahoma