D-backs acquire Beasley from Angels

No. 18 Halos prospect dealt to Arizona for reliever Andriese

Jeremy Beasley has a 3.56 ERA over 265 2/3 innings in three Minor League seasons. (Scott Donaldson Photography)

By Sam Dykstra | January 14, 2020 6:01 PM ET

The D-backs picked up right-hander and Angels No. 18 prospect Jeremy Beasley on Tuesday, sending reliever Matt Andriese to Los Angeles.

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Cardinals deal for Rays lefty Liberatore

2018 first-round pick has racked up 113 whiffs in 111 pro frames

Matthew Liberatore held foes to a .237 average in 78 1/3 innings for Bowling Green in 2019. (Chris Robertson/KZONE images)

By Kelsie Heneghan and Joe Bloss | January 9, 2020 7:59 PM ET

The St. Louis Cardinals nabbed 2018 first-rounder Matthew Liberatore, catcher Edgardo Rodriguez and a 66th overall pick from the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielders Randy Arozarena, Jose Martinez and a 38th overall pick.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. Joe Bloss 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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Simmons sped through Minors before Hall

Catcher: 'I just felt like I couldn't make an out' at lower levels

Ted Simmons was introduced as a Hall of Famer for the first time at Monday's press conference in San Diego. (Gregory Bull/AP)

By Sam Dykstra | December 9, 2019 8:31 PM ET

Before building a Hall of Fame career in the Majors, Class of 2020 inductee Ted Simmons climbed quickly through the Minor Leagues as a slugging switch-hitting catcher in the St. Louis Cardinals system.

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It's a breeze: Wind Surge blow into Wichita

Kansas' only MiLB team, debuting in 2020, unveils name, logos

On Nov. 13, Wichita's new Pacific Coast League team unveiled its name: the Wind Surge. Todd Radom designed the logos.

By Benjamin Hill | November 13, 2019 7:11 PM ET

Wichita is fielding a new Pacific Coast League team in 2020. On Wednesday, the team's name was unveiled: the Wichita Wind Surge. Ben Hill has details.

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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Dodgers tab Lux top Minor League player

Fourth-ranked Gray named organization's Pitcher of the Year

Gavin Lux began his Triple-A stint with a 16-game hitting streak and went on to bat .392/.478/.719 in 49 games. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Duane Cross | September 19, 2019 8:14 PM ET

Top-ranked Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Gavin Lux and fourth-ranked Josiah Gray were named the organization's 2019 Branch Rickey Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year respectively.

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Stingy Baragar, Cats take Triple-A crown

Giants southpaw spins five scoreless frames, Maris goes yard

With three wins, Sacramento boasts the most Triple-A National Championships since the format began in 2006. (Memphis Redbirds)

By Kelsie Heneghan | September 17, 2019 10:50 PM ET

Behind a strong start by San Francisco Giants lefty Caleb Baragar, the Sacramento River Cats blanked the Columbus Clippers, 4-0, in the Triple-A National Championship.

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Giants, River Cats try new approach

GM Zaidi, manager Brundage provide opportunities, analysis

Sacramento celebrates a walk-off single by Abiatal Avelino in Game 1 of the PCL Finals. (Ralph Thompson/Sacramento River Cats)

By Kelsie Heneghan | September 17, 2019 7:34 PM ET

New Giants executive Farhan Zaidi and River Cats manager Dave Brundage use analytics while putting an emphasis on versatility, development and winning.

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Clippers, Cats gear up for final title game

Resilient Indians, Giants prospects seek Triple-A championship

Columbus' Bobby Bradley and Sacramento's Francisco Pena lead their clubs in Tuesday's title game. (David Monseur, Dave Michael/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | September 17, 2019 10:12 AM ET

Indians affiliate Columbus Clippers and their adaptable hitters take on Giants affiliate Sacramento River Cats and their resilient roster in the Triple-A National Championship on Tuesday.

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Avelino, River Cats sweep way to PCL title

Giants No. 28 prospect plates go-ahead runs in eighth inning

Sacramento celebrates the Giants' first Triple-A championship in 42 years. (Sacramento River Cats)

By Jordan Wolf | September 14, 2019 12:31 AM ET

Giants No. 27 prospect Abiatal Avelino drove in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning as Sacramento beat Round Rock, 7-5, to complete a three-game sweep in the PCL Championship Series.

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Adames puts Cats in PCL driver's seat

Giants infielder hits go-ahead homer for 2-0 lead in Finals

Cristhian Adames batted .278/.366/.532 with 28 extra-base hits and 39 RBIs in 61 games this season. (Sacramento River Cats)

By Michael Avallone | September 12, 2019 1:11 AM ET

Cristhian Adames slugged a tiebreaking homer and drove in two runs as Triple-A Sacramento beat Round Rock, 4-2, to take a 2-0 series lead in the Pacific Coast League Finals.

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