MLB news

  • Detroit’s Ian Kinsler is one shy of 300 career doubles. He doubled in a run Saturday for his 299th ***
  • Kinsler is homerless in 148 at-bats this season, but he’s hitting .311 — well above his .274 career average — and leads the A.L. with 18 multi-hit games ***
  • In case you missed it, Kinsler hit a walk-off single Tuesday to give the Tigers a 2-1, extra-inning win over the Twins ***
  • Houston’s Scott Feldman struck out 10 and held Toronto scoreless for 5.2 innings Saturday after a rough 1st inning to win 6-5 ***
  • The Astros’ mascot goofed around with Toronto’s Kevin Pillar before Sunday’s game ***
  • At the quarter-season mark, Joc Pederson is the leading candidate for N.L. Rookie of the Year ***
  • Pederson leads all MLB rookies in Wins Above Replacement ***
  • Oakland’s Ike Davis hurt his left quadriceps running the bases and has been placed on the 15-day D.L. ***

Minor-league news

  • On Saturday (5/16/2015), Arizona prospect Zach Borenstein (AA) hit for the cycle for the 2nd time in 13 months. He’s hitting .391 since being reassigned to the Mobile BayBears ***
  • Brewers prospect Ben Guez (AAA) homered twice Thursday (5/14/2015), including this blast to left. He’s hitting .289 with 6 HR and 19 RBI and is 8-for-8 in stolen bases. His .403 OBP ranks 6th in the Pacific Coast League ***
  • Reds prospect Jon Moscot (AAA) gave up 2 earned runs in a 7-inning start Saturday. Though he didn’t get the win, he’s 5-0 this season with a 2.39 ERA and has 4 hits in 8 at-bats ***
  • After holding opponents scoreless in his first 12 appearances, Reds prospect Zack Weiss (AA) has yielded an earned run in each of his last two games, but he’s 7-for-7 in save opportunities ***
  • Nats prospect Jeremy Bleich (AA) went 6 innings for the win Sunday, yielding one earned run on 7 hits. He’s walked just two batters in 36.1 innings this season ***
  • Rays prospect Maxx Tissenbaum (A+) is hitting just .224 this season but has managed an impressive 11 RBIs in just 58 at-bats ***
  • CBS-El Paso produced a 4-minute segment on the colorful Cody Decker (AAA), who also happens to be the Padres’ career minor-league HR leader. Best quote: “I don’t know how to change a tire but if you see a car broken down and someone says, ‘Quick we need help! Does anyone know anything about Married with Children?’ Well, maybe I can be of some service” ***
  • Ex-Nats prospect Cameron Selik has signed a contract to serve as pitching coach of the Klamath Falls Gems, a collegiate summer team ***
  • Giants rookie prospect Adam Sonabend has written an insightful blog post about life in extended spring training. Read it here ***
  • Dodgers prospect Jeremy Rathjen is getting his first taste of AA ball with the Tulsa Drillers ***
  • Atlanta has assigned second-year prospect Mitchell Osnowitz to the Rome Braves (A) ***
  • The A’s have reassigned second-year prospect Michael Fagan to extended spring training ***
  • The Pirates have reassigned prospect Henry Hirsch to extended spring training ***

Other baseball news

In other sports

Want our daily updates sent free to your e-mailbox? Click here