Minor league baseball

July 31, 2018 - 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have traded reliever Brandon Kintzler to the Chicago Cubs, exactly a year after the right-hander moved in another deadline deal. The NL Central-leading Cubs sent minor league pitcher Jhon Romero in the trade announced less than an hour before Tuesday's non...
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Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Schoop follows through on a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
July 31, 2018 - 5:24 pm
The latest on Major League Baseball trades on the deadline day for deals without waivers (all times Eastern): 5:15 p.m. The Arizona Diamondbacks have bolstered their bullpen for the second time at the trade deadline, acquiring left-hander Jake Diekman from the Texas Rangers for right-hander Wei-...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler (25) celebrates with Tommy Pham (28) after hitting a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett during the 11th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Cincinnati. The Cardinals won 4-2. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 31, 2018 - 11:46 am
The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays for three minor league players, outfielder Justin Williams, left-handed pitcher Genesis Cabrera and right-handed pitcher Roel Ramirez. The Cardinals also received international cap space in the four-player trade...
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July 31, 2018 - 2:22 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired hard-throwing closer Keone Kela from the Texas Rangers for minor league starter Taylor Hearn and a player to be named. The deal was announced late Monday night after the Rangers' 9-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. "It was a challenging trade...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Roberto Osuna throws against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Houston Astros traded Ken Giles to the Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna. Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez to Toronto as part of the deal, struck a day before the deadline for trades without waivers. The 23-year-old Osuna is eligible to pitch in the major leagues starting Sunday after a 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, file)
July 30, 2018 - 9:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Before Roberto Osuna steps onto the mound as Houston's new closer, the Astros want him to stand in the clubhouse and explain himself. Swapping a closer with on-field problems for one with off-field troubles, the defending World Series champion Astros traded Ken Giles to the...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Roberto Osuna throws against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Houston Astros traded Ken Giles to the Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna. Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez to Toronto as part of the deal, struck a day before the deadline for trades without waivers. The 23-year-old Osuna is eligible to pitch in the major leagues starting Sunday after a 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, file)
July 30, 2018 - 7:27 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Swapping a closer with on-field problems for one with off-field troubles, the World Series champion Houston Astros traded Ken Giles to the Toronto Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna on Monday. Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and...
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July 30, 2018 - 5:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have added to their bullpen by acquiring left-handed reliever Zach Duke from the Minnesota Twins for a pair of minor leaguers. Seattle made a second move in a matter of days to bolster its relief corps. Seattle sent pitcher Chase De Jong and infielder Ryan...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels walks back to the dugout after the top of the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Arlington, Texas. Less than a week before the non-waiver trade deadline, the veteran lefty is in what he calls the worst stretch of his career. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
July 27, 2018 - 7:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are gambling a change of scenery and a pennant race will help Cole Hamels return to form. The Cubs acquired the veteran left-hander from the Texas Rangers on Friday for right-hander Eddie Butler, minor league pitcher Rollie Lacy and a player to be named. The Cubs are...
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Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Joakim Soria throws during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 26, 2018 - 9:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers acquired two-time All-Star closer Joakim Soria to help bolster their bullpen while preparing to play more close games down the stretch. He won't be the closer, manager Craig Counsell said before a series opener at San Francisco. Soria was en route to the...
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A tarp covers the infield during a rain delay in a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 25, 2018 - 11:40 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Boston Red Sox appeared on their way to beating the Baltimore Orioles — again — when a heavy rain descended upon Camden Yards. It didn't let up until three hours later, not long after Wednesday night's game had been postponed following a delay that began immediately after...
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