MiLB mourns passing of Artiaga

Baseball 'lifer' served as Minor League president from 1988-91

February 16, 2019 11:31 PM ET

Salomon B. "Sal" Artiaga, who served as Minor League Baseball President from 1988-91, died on Friday night in Palm Harbor, Florida. He was 72.

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Toolshed: Lavigne getting ready to Rock

Rockies slugger preparing to stand out at first base in full season

Grant Lavigne ranked third in the Pioneer League with a .996 OPS over 59 games in 2018. (Todd Bennett/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | February 1, 2019 10:11 AM ET

Entering his first full season, Colorado Rockies prospect Grant Lavigne has shown the skills to stand out among first basemen and become a rare position player drafted out of New Hampshire to make the Majors.

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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Jays pick up Brito, Sopko for Martin

Dodgers send two prospects to Toronto for veteran catcher

Ronny Brito and Andrew Sopko each join their second organization in Toronto. (Freek Bouw/Phrake Photography, Shane Roper/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 11, 2019 3:25 PM ET

The Blue Jays acquired prospects Ronny Brito and Andrew Sopko from the Dodgers in exchange for Major League catcher Russell Martin, the teams announced Friday.

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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Colorado Springs feels the Vibes

New Pioneer League team unveils Rocky Mountain identity

The Colorado Springs-based Rocky Mountain Vibes will make their Pioneer League debut in 2019, playing in Security Service Field.

By Benjamin Hill | November 19, 2018 1:45 PM ET

After 31 seasons in Triple-A, Colorado Springs will field a Rookie-level team in 2019. On Monday, they announced the team's name: The Rocky Mountain Vibes.

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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Rockies' Kubly named PBL Executive of Year

Grand Junction president presided over record-breaking season

October 25, 2018 11:20 AM ET

Joe Kubly, President of the Grand Junction Rockies, has been named Pioneer League Executive of the Year for the 2018 season.

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Voyagers sweep to 13th Pioneer crown

White Sox affiliate wins first title since '11 with four straight wins

Great Falls went undefeated in the playoffs, winning two against Billings and two against Grand Junction. (Voyagers Media Relations)

By Michael Avallone | September 14, 2018 2:10 AM ET

Chicago White Sox prospect Romy Gonzalez collected three hits and an RBI as Rookie-level Great Falls beat Grand Junction, 6-4, to win the Pioneer League title.

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

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Fitzpatrick powers up for Great Falls

White Sox prospect homers twice, plates four in Game 1 slugfest

Ryan Fitzpatrick batted .246 with six homers and 15 RBIs over 41 games in the regular season. (Tianna Stevens)

By Gerard Gilberto | September 12, 2018 2:00 AM ET

Chicago White Sox prospect Ryan Fitzpatrick homered twice and plated four as Rookie-level Great Falls outslugged Grand Junction, 12-9, in Game 1 of the Finals.

Gerard Gilberto is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @GerardGilberto4. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Decolati powers Rockies into Finals

Grand Junction to play for first-ever Pioneer League crown

The Rockies celebrate the first playoff series win in their seven-year history. (Jarah Wright/Grand Junction Rockies)

By Marisa Ingemi | September 10, 2018 12:04 AM ET

Rockies prospect Niko Decolati drove in three runs as Grand Junction edged Ogden, 6-5, to advance to the Pioneer League Championship Series for the first time in team history.

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

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Nunez, Voyagers sweep into Finals

White Sox prospect homers, plates three, falls triple shy of cycle

Amado Nunez ranked among the Pioneer League leaders in seven offensive categories. (Great Falls Voyagers)

By Josh Horton | September 9, 2018 1:18 AM ET

White Sox prospect and Pioneer League batting champ Amado Nunez drove in three runs and fell a triple shy of the cycle as Great Falls beat Billings, 9-2, to sweep the best-of-3 semifinal series.

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

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Grand Junction rides late rally in Game 1

Rockies prospect Lavigne has two hits, scores in six-run ninth

Grant Lavigne finished fourth in the Pioneer League with a .350 batting average. (Todd Bennett/MiLB.com)

By Gerard Gilberto | September 8, 2018 1:58 AM ET

No. 8 Colorado Rockies prospect Grant Lavigne had two hits and scored twice as Rookie-level Grand Junction stole a late 8-5 victory from Ogden in Game 1 of the Pioneer League semifinals.

Gerard Gilberto is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @GerardGilberto4. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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