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The Giants are close to adding another athletic prospect to their system after coming to terms with Cuban outfielder Eddy Julio Martinez on a signing bonus worth $2.5 million, according to an industry source.The deal is pending a physical. The Giants have not confirmed the agreement.
Zach Walters hit for the cycle in his final game with Triple-A Columbus this season, but the rare feat came at a price.
The Orioles handed out their Minor League and player development awards before Saturday's afternoon game against the Yankees.
A lack of improvement in Steven Matz's sore back has the Mets increasingly concerned that he will not be ready to pitch in the National League Division Series against the Dodgers.
Versatile right-handed-hitting Richie Shaffer was an outstanding baseball player at Providence (Charlotte, N.C.) Senior High School. In fact, he was an all-state selection in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
When Ryan Weber made his Major League debut on Sept. 8, he was playfully viewed as essentially the only pitcher the Braves had not previously promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett this season. But despite the fact that it is never wise to put much stock in evaluations completed over the regular season's final month, Weber has at least given the Braves something to think about this offseason.
Michael Reed decided after his sophomore year of high school to give up football, the sport that took his father all the way to the National Football League, and devote all of his energy to baseball. As he prepared Thursday to make his first Major League start as the Brewers' right fielder at Petco Park, it was obvious that the decision paid off.
It is too early to be certain about the future, but if rookie Jerad Eickhoff pitches like this next season, the Phillies will feel even better about the trade that shipped Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman to Texas in July.