Padres' Green: Chances 'real' for Tatis, Urias

Two of top four prospects almost ready to pair up in big leagues

Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias are two of MLB.com's top 27 overall prospects. (Shawn E. Davis and Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | December 12, 2018 8:35 PM ET

Speaking from the Winter Meetings San Diego Padres manager Andy Green is excited to pair up Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias in the middle of the infield soon.

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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Baines, Smith took specialized trips to Hall

Newest members changed courses to Cooperstown in Minors

Harold Baines and Lee Smith will likely represent the two Chicago clubs at the Hall of Fame induction next July. (John Locher/AP)

By Sam Dykstra | December 10, 2018 8:41 PM ET

Harold Baines and Lee Smith were drafted as an outfielder and a starting pitcher respectively. They'll enter the Baseball Hall of Fame as a designated hitter and reliever.

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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Cleared for liftoff: Aviators take flight

Las Vegas PCL team rebrands, prepares to move to new ballpark

The Las Vegas Aviators, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, will play at brand-new Las Vegas Ballpark in 2019.

By Benjamin Hill | December 8, 2018 5:23 PM ET

Las Vegas' Pacific Coast League team will play in a new ballpark in 2019. On Saturday, the club formerly known as the 51s announced its new name: the Aviators.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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RailRiders take '20 Triple-A All-Star reins

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last hosted midsummer classic in 1995

The 2017 Triple-A National Championship Game also took place at PNC Field. Durham won the contest.

By Chris Bumbaca | December 6, 2018 7:59 PM ET

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the New York Yankees' highest affiliate, hasn't hosted the midsummer classic since 1995.

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Sounds hit classic notes with remixed look

Team's refresh focuses on historical tributes with timeless appeal

Triple-A Nashville's redesign, its second in four years, pays tribute to the city's baseball roots and Tennessee's state identity.

By Tyler Maun | November 15, 2018 8:02 PM ET

The Nashville Sounds revealed a new logo suite along with four new uniforms at a Thursday evening event dubbed "Remastered" at First Tennessee Park.

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

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PCL unveils 2019 Championship Season schedule

Regular season highlighted by San Antonio's first-ever season in Triple-A, El Paso hosting Triple-A All-Star Game

November 15, 2018 2:07 PM ET

The Pacific Coast League is excited to kick off its 117th season and today released the official schedule for the 2019 Championship Season. The 16 teams will each play a 140-game schedule that begins on Thursday, April 4 and wraps up on Monday, September 2.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Isotopes win 2018 President's Award

Annual prize honors stability and contributions to baseball in community

October 24, 2018 2:33 PM ET

Minor League Baseball announced today that the Albuquerque Isotopes are the recipients of the 45th annual John H. Johnson President's Award.

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Mets' Alonso takes strong season to AFL

No. 58 prospect wrapping up breakout year with Scorpions

Peter Alonso was honored as the Mets' Organizational Player of the Year in September at Citi Field. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | October 11, 2018 10:06 AM ET

Coming off of a breakout season that spanned two levels, second-ranked Mets prospect Peter Alonso is setting his sights on continued growth in the Arizona Fall League

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

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Change is good: 2018 affiliation shifts

Upheaval in Pacific Coast League highlights biannual ritual

Ten teams have changed affiliations heading into 2019. Meanwhile, San Antonio moves up a level and Amarillo joins the Texas League.

By Benjamin Hill | October 4, 2018 10:04 AM ET

At the conclusion of an even-numbered season, the affiliation shuffle begins. Ben Hill takes a look at the changes that occurred across the Minor Leagues.

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Tucker repeats as Astros' Player of the Year

MLB.com's No. 8 prospect completed second 20-20 campaign

Kyle Tucker led the Pacific Coast League in average, on-base percentage, slugging and OPS in August. (Aaron Provencio/Fresno Grizzlies)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 20, 2018 9:23 PM ET

Second-ranked Houston Astros prospect Kyle Tucker of the Fresno Grizzlies claimed the club's Minor League Player of the Year for the second straight season.

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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