High hopes at Mariners spring training

...full-time rotation option in 2015. And there's righty Erasmo Ramirez, who has been an option in the past but is out of minor-league options.PlatoonMcClendon said he doesn't view his right field situation as a potential platoon even though it sets...
Today in sports history for Friday, Feb. 20

1887 - The International Association, the first minor league baseball association, is organized in Pittsburgh.1951 - In the wake of the college point-shaving scandal, Long Island University...
What if? name, the then Brooklyn Dodgers actually swallowed the Angels whole, as owner Walter O'Malley purchased the minor league Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League in 1957 to gain exclusive major league territorial rights that would...
Juneau's baseball son returns to his roots

...leagues, that smell is everyone trying to do their best to contribute to help win a World Series," Bentz said. "Minor leagues, collegiate, high school, middle school, everyone is just trying to get better, to get to the next level, whatever...
Sports on TV

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m., ESPN - Milwaukee at St. Louis 4 p.m.,WGN - Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs 6 p.m., MLB - Teams TBA MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m., NBCSN - Triple-A National Championship, Pawtucket/Durham winner vs.
The Major League's Minor Leagues: American baseball's league system can be complicated. Here's a primer:

...come in until June (the rest of the minor leagues start spring training in March...rules. Most players play at least one minor league season. Occasionally, exceptional...and Manny Machado also needed limited minor league time.
Tragedy on the track a result of auto racing culture It certainly is in NASCAR, and that trickles down to local dirt tracks like Canandaigua the same way low-minor-league ballplayers are more likely to chew tobacco if they see major-leaguers doing it on TV.Kevin Harvick and Kurt and...
DeGrom tames Mariners in Mets' 3-1 victory

...elbow. "For Scott, he's got to be very disappointed," manager Terry Collins said. "He spent 15 years in the minor leagues, finally get to the bigs, have success then have it squashed like he has." Bartolo Colon, the Mets starter Wednesday...
Today in sports

...Released RHP Scott Baker from a minor league contract.TAMPA BAY RAYS - Released LHP Erik Bedard from a minor league contract.TEXAS RANGERS - Optioned...terms with C Chris Snyder on a minor league contract. Added RHP DanielMcCutchen...
US college sports system a rarity across the globe

...League Baseball teams. Some have the opportunity to play in college for full or partial scholarships, or sign professional contracts after high school. Players start in the minor leagues, playing for a team run by one of the MLB clubs.


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