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The Rockies purchased Ken Roberts' contract from Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, and designated righty reliever Jorge Rondon for assignment.
It's a good time to be an Astro, and that extends beyond the first-place big league squad to every corner of the organization. Outfielder Preston Tucker took home Player of the Month honors in Triple-A Fresno.
Ever since Blake Swihart was selected by the Red Sox in the first round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, he tried to envision what it would be like to throw on the gear and catch a game at Fenway Park. Saturday afternoon, a day after Ryan Hanigan suffered a broken bone in his right hand, Swihart got to find out. He batted ninth for the Red Sox in a rivalry showdown with the Yankees.
Omaha is 1-1 at Colorado Springs after a lopsided loss on Friday. Colorado native Luke Hochevar continued his rehab assignment, allowing seven runs. Four of his five outs were strikeouts.
Experiencing his first Major League start did not feel nearly as foreign to Mike Foltynewicz as stepping into the batter's box. But the highly regarded pitching prospect handled both challenges in a successful manner and gave the Braves more reason to be excited about the possibility that he will be a part of their starting rotation for many years to come.
Ryan Butler continued his impressive start to the Minor League season.
Already without Christian Vazquez for the season, the Red Sox suffered another substantial blow to their catching depth on Friday night when Ryan Hanigan suffered a fracture to the fifth metacarpal in his right hand. Blake Swihart, ranked as the No. 1 catching prospect by MLB.com, was recalled from Triple-A and is batting ninth on Saturday.
The Cardinals called up right-hander Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Memphis before Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon gave Addison Russell Wednesday off so the 21-year-old infielder could catch his breath, sit back and watch the game. The message Maddon was trying to convey was that Russell belongs here. On Friday, Russell proved it.
Even with a walk-off win at the big league level, the Astros organization got some dour news Thursday night when touted third baseman Colin Moran suffered a non-displaced fracture in his jaw at Double-A Corpus Christi.
As they prepare to begin the second month of the season, the Yankees are keeping a close eye on Jose Pirela's progress on a Minor League rehabilitation assignment, as well as the advances of their rehabbing players at the team complex in Tampa, Fla.
Though only one of Tigers rookie Angel Nesbitt's eight Major League appearances have come in games that were closer than four runs, the goal is to get him to the point where he's an option for higher-leverage situations.
The Brewers on Friday were bracing for results of an MRI scan of No. 5 prospect Jake Gatewood's right knee, which he appeared to seriously injure while playing shortstop for Class A Wisconsin on Wednesday.
Dodgers No. 1 prospect Corey Seager played his final game at Double-A Tulsa on Thursday night, and he went out on a high note. The No. 7 overall prospect belted a 404-foot home run -- his fifth of the year -- before being lifted from the contest in the fourth inning, promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Every week, the MLBPipeline.com crew will rank the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects in the Minor Leagues. These rankings are based solely on expected 2015 fantasy production in the Major Leagues, in contrast to the MLBPipeline Top 100 Prospects list, which reflects long-term value in all phases of the game.
Nationals left-hander Sammy Solis made his Major League debut during Thursday's 8-2 victory over the Mets. Solis, the Nationals' No. 28 prospect, pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out a batter -- Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson.