FRESNO, California - A man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game in California, authorities said on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).Dana Hutchings, 41, of Fresno, died Tuesday night shortly after arriving at a hospital, ...
Aug 15, 2019
YORK, Pennsylvania - "Robot umpires" have arrived.The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) at its All-Star Game. Plate umpire Brian deBrauwere wore an ...
Jul 11, 2019
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - For a minor league team that plays its home games in flood-ravaged Iowa on the swollen banks of the Mississippi River, the season so far has presented some unusual challenges.The Quad Cities River Bandits are dragging their ...
May 16, 2019
SEATTLE - Ichiro Suzuki has rejoined the Seattle Mariners as a special assistant to the chairman and will work as an instructor with both the major league club and some of the organization's players in the minors.Suzuki was in the ...
May 1, 2019
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will make a minor league rehab start in Oklahoma City in the next step of his return from shoulder inflammation.The Triple-A Dodgers open their season on Thursday against San Antonio (Friday, Manila ...
Apr 2, 2019
PEORIA, Arizona - Ichiro Suzuki fluidly went through a variety of stretches on the floor in the Seattle Mariners clubhouse even before going onto the field. Once outside, he smoothly went through fielding, hitting and baserunning drills.At 45 and in spring training ...
Feb 17, 2019
PHOENIX - Arizona outfielder Yasmany Tomas cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Triple-A Reno by the Diamondbacks, who are responsible for the $42.5 million he is owed in the remaining three seasons of a $68.5 million, six-year contract. ...
Apr 3, 2018
ARLINGTON, Texas - Bartolo Colon has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, and the 44-year-old right-hander will attend big league spring training.Colon would get a $1.75 million, one-year contract if added to the ...
Feb 6, 2018
PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida - Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has a habit of making a big splash in his baseball debuts, and the newest St. Lucie Met delivered again on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).Playing in his first game for Advanced-A ...
Jun 29, 2017
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Tim Tebow has hit a home run in his first at-bat as a New York Mets minor leaguer.The former NFL quarterback connected for a two-run drive Thursday night (Friday, Manila time) for the Columbia Fireflies in ...
Apr 7, 2017
DETROIT - The Tigers have optioned outfielder Tyler Collins to Triple-A Toledo, although manager Brad Ausmus said the move was not related to the obscene gesture Collins directed at booing home fans Monday.Detroit activated closer Francisco Rodriguez from the family medical ...
Apr 28, 2016
DETROIT - The Boston Red Sox recalled infielder Deven Marrero from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) to fill the open roster spot after first baseman Mike Napoli was traded.Napoli was dealt to the Texas Rangers on Friday night for ...
Aug 9, 2015
CIRCUS tents set up just outside the playing field forced the cancellation of a baseball game in Tampa.The Florida State League game between the Tampa Yankees and Clearwater Threshers could not be played on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) because the tent ...
Aug 9, 2015
SUGAR LAND, Texas - Former NBA star Tracy McGrady allowed two hits and two runs in 1-2/3 innings in his debut for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).The 34-year-old right-hander threw 35 pitches ...
May 11, 2014
HOUSTON - Tracy McGrady wants to follow Michael Jordan's path to the national pastime.The retired seven-time NBA All-Star is aiming to become a baseball player, and plans to try pitching for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent ...
Feb 5, 2014
HOUSTON-When Roger Clemens pitches Saturday night for the Sugar Land Skeeters it will be the first time the 50-year-old has taken the mound in almost five years.Will he still be the Rocket who intimidated hitters in the majors ...
Aug 22, 2012
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