A’s Matt Chapman wins Texas League Player of Year

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Oakland Athletics prospect Matt Chapman has been named the 2016 Texas League Player of the Year. He spent the majority of the season at Double-A Midland, before being called up to Triple-A at season’s end. Congratulations to Matt Chapman on being named the 2016 Texas League Player of the Year!#RockHoundsBaseball #MiLB #GreenCollar — Midland RockHounds (@RockHounds) […]

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JaCoby Jones’ rollercoaster journey finally leads to MLB

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August 30, 2016: Detroit Tigers third baseman JaCoby Jones (40) has water dumped onto him by Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann (34) and Detroit Tigers left fielder Justin Upton (8) at the conclusion of the game during a regular season game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers played at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire)

A lot of young baseball players encounter similar potential for pitfalls along their paths. Sophomore slumps. Times when attitude doesn’t quite match up with talent and ability. Struggles to adjust to a higher level. And in some cases, straying far enough off from rules in place to get punished. In JaCoby Jones’ case, all of the above […]

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Dodgers Rich Hill scratched again

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Ahead of the second game of a doubleheader, the Los Angeles Dodgers have scratched LHP Rich Hill from his scheduled start in the night cap due to a recurring blister issue. The team called up LHP Luis Avilan as their 26th man, which is permitted for doubleheaders, and the Rockies called up RHP Christian Bergman […]

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D-backs agree to trade sending Bourn to Orioles

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a deal that will send outfielder Michael Bourn to the Baltimore Orioles, sources told Today’s Knuckleball. Bourn has had a bounce-back season in Arizona after being released by the Atlanta Braves and spending time with the Toronto Blue Jays’ High-A affiliate earlier this season. He hit .273 in Double-A […]

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Rays demote Tim Beckham following base running blunder

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24 March 2016: Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Tim Beckham (1) in action during the MLB Grapefruit League Spring Training game between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire)

Following Wednesday afternoon’s outing, the Tampa Bay Rays demoted infielder Tim Beckham back down to Triple-A Durham. The Durham Bulls are approaching the Triple-A postseason, but the move may be due in part to the mistake of not running home from third base fast enough during Wednesday afternoon’s contest. With a runner ultimately being thrown […]

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WATCH: Rockies’ Stephen Cardullo blasts first career home run

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5 June 2010; NCAA Norwich Regional- Florida State vs Oregon; Florida State infielder Stephen Cardullo celebrates after hitting a homerun during a game against Oregon; Dodd Stadium, Norwich Connecticut

On the day of his 29th birthday, Colorado Rockies’ rookie outfielder Stephen Cardullo hit his first major league home run off Los Angeles Dodgers’ relief pitcher Casey Fien: Hitting your first @MLB homer on your birthday? That’s living the dream. https://t.co/jLFH3CGFZA pic.twitter.com/HM2e3Ke4zn — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) August 31, 2016 It is quite the story for […]

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Yankees acquire Eric Young, Jr. from Brewers

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May 10 2015: Atlanta Braves center fielder Eric Young Jr. (4) before a MLB game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, in Washington DC.

The New York Yankees have acquired outfielder Eric Young Jr. from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for cash considerations prior to Wednesday evening’s matchup against the Kansas City Royals. Young last played in the major leagues last season in partial time split with the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets. He would receive just 85 […]

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Padres prospect Asuaje displaying ability to hit

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10 July 2016: Team World (2) Carlos Asuaje (SD) during the MLB All-Star Futures Game at PETCO Park in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire)

Over the past year, the San Diego Padres have built up their farm system with key prospects; now those prospects are starting to pay dividends. One of those key guys is Carlos Asuaje. The native of Venezuela was selected by the Red Sox in the 11th round of the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft. He went on […]

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Excitement building for Blue Wahoos as September approaches

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August 19 2012: Short Stop Billy Hamilton (4) of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos walks off the field after being left on base during their first home game against the Montgomery Biscuits in Pensacola FL.

Excitement is building in Pensacola as August prepares to exit stage left and allow September to take center stage. The Southern League playoffs are just around the corner and the Blue Wahoos are on a mission. They have been the gritty, gutsy and never-say-die team fans appreciate, and they are in the midst of something […]

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Orioles claim Drew Stubbs off waivers from Rangers

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10 APR 2016: Atlanta Braves Outfielder Drew Stubbs (2) during the MLB game between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals at Turner Field in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire)

The Baltimore Orioles claimed outfielder Drew Stubbs off waivers from the Texas Rangers prior to Wednesday evening’s matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays. In a corresponding move, the team designated left-handed relief pitcher Kyle Lobstein for assignment, which comes less than 24 hours after acquiring him from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The seemingly never-ending journey of […]

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