Sean Doolittle’s friends were elated when the Athletics traded the lefty to the Nationals in July. But not only because Doolittle would have the chance to become the closer on a contending team.
Today's News Prospect Watch Right-handers Michael Kopech, Alec Hansen and Lucas Giolito (pictured left to right above) all rose to the occasion last night in White Sox minor-league action. Kopech tossed seven strong innings to earn his eighth win for Class AA Birmingham in the Barons' 2–1 victory
They aren’t candidates for the cover of MLB Pipeline, at least not lately. That’s OK with Matt Davidson, Adam Engel, Alen Hanson and the rest of the advance guard of the White Sox rebuilding program.
The Astros are hoping to get infielder Alex Bregman, outfielder George Springer and relief pitcher Will Harris back for this weekend’s series in Detroit, which begins on Friday following an off-day Thursday.
Royals manager Ned Yost was busy Tuesday coming up with a plan for his new trio of pitching reinforcements — right-handers Brandon Maurer and Trevor Cahill, and left-hander Ryan Buchter — who were acquired on Monday from San Diego.
Kevan Smith joined third baseman Matt Davidson and center fielder Adam Engel as a trio of newcomers to the crosstown rivalry who helped the White Sox win for the first time in the second half.
MLBPipeline.com’s midseason Top 100 Prospects list is defined by youth (eight of the top 10 players are 20 or younger) and headlined by more hitters (each of the top 11) and international players (each of the top eight) than ever before.
With rookie shortstop Jorge Polanco struggling offensively, Twins manager Paul Molitor said he plans to rotate Ehire Adrianza, Eduardo Escobar and Polanco at the position based on matchups going forward.
There were lockers awaiting the arrivals of Todd Frazier, Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson in the visiting clubhouse at Target Field on Wednesday, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he expected all three players to be available for the afternoon game against the Twins, one day after they were acquired from the White Sox […]
Thursday could be a big day for three Rangers pitchers currently on the disabled list.
Jonathan Holder and Ben Heller combined for five innings of scoreless relief in Saturday’s 16-inning contest, a 4-1 Yankees victory over the Red Sox. Through no fault of their own, both hurlers were optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday morning, with the club needing fresh pitching for a day-night doubleheader at Fenway Park.
Jason Vargas insists he isn’t doing anything different. He has not developed a new pitch, added any velocity to his 87-mph fastball or dramatically altered his pitching patterns. And yet he leads the American League in wins, ERA and ERA+, and is one of three Royals selected for tonight’s 88th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.